"Borzo's 192-page book contains dozens of historical photos as well as maps of cable-car lines. He delves into the technology of the cable car and the Chicago politics and economics that helped spur both its realization and subsequent demise because of obsolescence and the benefits of the electric trolley, which was a more comfortable and profitable transportation mode." --Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Born on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Borzo has spent most of his life in Chicago. He is active in many of the city's cultural, historical, bicycling and writing circles.
Borzo has won several awards, most notably an Alumni Award from Grinnell College and two Peter Lisagor Awards, the leading measure of top-quality journalism in the Chicago area. Greg currently works as an independent writer. He is an accomplished public speaker and conducts tours about bicycles, the "L" and cable cars for the Chicago History Museum, the Chicago Cycling Club and others--by bike, on the "L" and on foot.