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FREEWAY DEMOLITION DREAM

05 Apr

I normally don’t post links to websites that preach good urban design because there are plenty of other blogs out there that do but sometimes they get skimmed over. I try and keep my blog local and unique. But James sent me this link from Arch Daily and I wanted to post it for anyone interested.

Demolishing Freeways and Reviving American Cities

It’s a short read about how freeways are basically doomed because they do not solve traffic problems. They actually make them worse in the long run. It would be hard to convince people to replace I-630 with a multi-lane boulevard, and maybe we’re just not big enough yet to have the sever traffic problems that other large cities are having which is leading to this trend of tearing down urban freeways, but it is a nice thought. I-630 is basically a wall or a chasm right now dividing the city in half. It would be great if we could tie it back together and create a beautiful boulevard through the city to be proud of rather than an ugly concrete freeway.

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Posted by on April 5, 2012 in Little Rock

 

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