A friend mentioned to me recently that the city should look for ways to draw tourists from Destiny USA into downtown. We talked about ways to do that such as convenient bus service and a partnership with the brand new Marriott Hotel, all good ideas. But, she said one thing that I can’t get out of my head.
A fun, slow moving shuttle service much like the Wegman’s Tram at Onondaga Lake Parkway. The trolley could travel the length of the creek-walk, transporting people from Onondaga Lake Parkway on the north, to Destiny USA, eventually to COR’s Inner Harbor development and then into downtown Syracuse.
Tourists and those arriving in Syracuse for some fun at the mall would then have easy access to the amenities of downtown Syracuse or the relaxation of Onondaga Lake Park. They could stroll the town center style development that COR has planned and dine in one of our downtown establishments.
What better way to see our city than to cruise in by trolley?