July 7, 2011, 2pm PDT
Shutting down the Interstate 405 corridor for two days on July 16 and 17 is akin to clipping L.A.'s mobility wings. Commuters and residents in the region are making contingency plans to circumvent heavy traffic congestion next weekend.
The New York Times
June 9, 2011, 10am PDT
Construction has begun on a new park beneath a Toronto freeway overpass. <em>The Toronto Star</em>'s Christopher Hume says the park will change the city forever.
The Toronto Star
June 2, 2011, 7am PDT
In the latest installment of a year-long series about Los Angeles-focused books, <em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reads the 1981 book "L.A. Freeway: An Appreciative Essay," by David Brodsly.
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2011, 8am PDT
CNU president John Norquist stars in this video from Streetfilms about the problem of inner-city highways and the steps some cities are taking to get rid of theirs.
April 8, 2011, 7am PDT
A "crazy idea" to remove an inner city freeway in Seoul, South Korea turned to reality. This piece tells the story about how this unlikely event came to be.
March 28, 2011, 8am PDT
When there is a toll, of course. But the Federal Highway Administration uses the word indiscriminately, confusing the matter, writes Peter Samuel of Toll Roads News.
January 3, 2011, 2pm PST
The city of El Paso is hoping a new plan will breathe life back into formerly booming streets sucked dry after a freeway replaced them as the main entrance to town.
El Paso Times
September 10, 2010, 5am PDT
Efforts to tear down the Interstate-10 Claiborne Expressway, a 2.2 mile section of elevated roadway in New Orleans that many locals and activists have blamed for separating neighborhoods. Neal Pierce says teardowns might begin to grow in popularity.
August 17, 2010, 8am PDT
The addition of a 10-mile carpool lane to one of Los Angeles' busiest freeways is creating a huge stress on the region's transportation system.
The New York Times
March 21, 2010, 7am PDT
Activists have turned the site of a former inner-city freeway in San Francisco into a community garden.
February 25, 2010, 11am PST
Los Angeles is crazy for "cap parks": basically, putting roofs over sections of freeway and building a park on top. The added benefit? Reconnecting neighborhoods riven asunder by the freeway in the first place.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 6, 2010, 5pm PST

The United States must move away from the gas tax to solutions that charge people for the roads they use, including a VMT fee, congestion pricing for peak hours and toll roads, says J

Jack Finn
November 18, 2009, 7am PST
As traffic congestion has worsened, so has the philosophical divide between LA and Orange counties in terms of how to address it.
Los Angeles Times
August 2, 2009, 1pm PDT
A new high-tech system from New Zealand will be installed on L.A.'s 110 freeway, which will feature sensors that will know when traffic slows and open an alternate lane automatically.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
April 14, 2009, 2pm PDT

Here in San Diego, public transportation is on life support.  Despite record ridership, trolley and bus service has been reduced, with some bus routes cancelled altogether.  Fares are up across the board.  The monthly light rail pass will be $72; three years ago it was $60.

Diana DeRubertis
April 14, 2009, 10am PDT
Researchers are teaming up with Boston community members to study how living close to freeways can be harmful to residents' health.
The Boston Globe
April 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
Charlotte politicians have been pushing for the completion of a freeway loop around the city -- a $220 million project. Mary Newsom argues that road funding would better serve the city and the region if it were directed to Charlotte's transit system.
The Naked City
November 2, 2008, 9am PST
<em>Next American City</em> takes a look at freeways and sees the end coming -- for some, anyway.
Next American City
October 31, 2008, 10am PDT
After speeding construction by using county toll revenues, a 23-mile long, 18-lane freeway has opened in Texas.
The Houston Chronicle
September 23, 2008, 7am PDT
The Congress for the New Urbanism has released a list of the top ten urban freeways that need to be torn down.
Congress For New Urbanism