Which Urban Freeways Are Ready to Go?

Alex Vuocolo reminds us of Congress for the New Urbanism’s “Freeways without Futures” report, which lists 12 limited-access roads that they say should be removed. I totally agree with the main thrust of their argument, that above-ground freeways are a great way to kill parts of a city. But wholesale removal, as Vuocolo points out, is unlikely in many cases. A more likely option is to bury them, like Boston did with the Big Dig. While the project was expensive and hasn’t been without problems, it’s given the city the best of both worlds. 

(Via Adam Rogers.)

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