Broad street is too busy, with too many intersections where someone could drive into the train. You think it's bad now, if it followed broad between broad street station and, say, raymond blvd, it would be way worse. Another reason, is that you'd have the street be kinda boxed in between the tracks, not a good idea. The reason most streetcars work, is because they go with traffic in the lanes (as well as in their own lanes). If they REALLY wanted to run on broad street, they'd have put the tracks right in the street and been done with it. People here are (no offense) too stupid to not walk in front of, or cut off a street running LRV. To me, having used it dozens of times, it makes sense, and i enjoyed riding quite a bit. I do wish it ran more like a streetcar, but it is what it is. If they want to run an interurban style like PS used to, then they need shorter vehicles similar to PCC that are designed specifically for such operation. I fully support the idea of re-establishing the old trolley routes, and yes, they could run into NWK right along side the existing LRV's.
One last thought...... They are going to be getting those extended LRV's, imagine those street running in rush hour traffic!!!!
Next stop the square, journal square station next!