A Lesson To Be Learnt From Boston's Big Dig

Jane Holtz Kay, author of "Asphalt Nation" comments about the uncertainty surrounding Boston's Big Dig.
September 23, 2002, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"No one would argue that Boston will not be a better place on that day when the old artery becomes a kit of wasted parts. Around the country, other Americans are reassessing their urban environment, turning to context-sensitive design and alternative forms of transportation. The renewal of federal funding in the transportation bill next year may see more money for rail transportation. In the meantime, Boston offers a cautionary tale about how difficult it is to re-create a walking city in a nation long dominated by the car."

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Published on Sunday, September 22, 2002 in The New York Times
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