Several cities are pursuing highway removals, as a way to reclaim city space for housing, parks, and economic development. CNU has designated ten "Freeways without Futures" here in North America, and in this video, you'll hear about the benefits of tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, the Skyway and Route 5 in Buffalo, and the Claiborne Expressway in New Orleans.
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Sam Schwartz, former NYC Commissioner of Traffic, explains how closing Central Park to cars will not result in traffic chaos.
Portland, Oregon communities fight to successfully defeat construction the Mt. Hood Freeway.
Removing the Embarcadero Freeway enabled miles of public space to be reclaimed for pedestrian boulevards, parks, waterfront access points and other people friendly places.