Tear Down the Freeway, Or Not?

Using a federal grant, New York City is studying the effects of a highway teardown not just on transportation but on housing, jobs, park access and quality of life.
July 22, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Should the Sheridan Expressway come down, or not? The NY DOT is undertaking an extensive study of alternatives to determine the answer:

"The new study includes not only an expanded transportation analysis looking at the area's broader highway system, but also issues like access to the Bronx River, which is cut off from neighborhoods by the Sheridan, and the development of housing and jobs. That study is now well underway, and after some initial bumps, advocates for replacing the highway with new development are feeling encouraged."

Thanks to Noah Kazis

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Published on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Streetsblog
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