Freeway Removal

Houston's Pierce Elevated, a section of the I-45 freeway, is the latest target in the movement to remove urban freeways.
Sep 24, 2015   The Urban Edge
A proposal to remove two viaducts in Vancouver, under study since 2011, might soon reach a final decision.
Sep 13, 2015   Vancity Buzz
A part of the city of Providence once lobotomized by the I-95 freeway is ready to be born anew as LINK, with three projects already in the works and 19 acres of developable land.
Aug 20, 2015   The New York Times
Coulda, woulda, shoulda. The Toronto City Council sided with Mayor John Tory this week to rebuild an elevated freeway in downtown rather than tearing it down.
Jun 12, 2015   Toronto Star
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently planning a significant realignment of 1-45, which runs downtown. The plan could remove an elevated portion of the highway known as Pierce Elevated.
Apr 24, 2015   Houston Public Media
A recently released report makes the case for removing, in part or in full, an elevated span of roadway along the Toronto Waterfront.
Apr 19, 2015   The Toronto Star
Funded by a grant from the California Department of Transportation, Long Beach released an RFP for conceptual and design services for a plan to transform the Terminal Island Freeway into a "regional serving greenbelt and local serving road."
Jul 30, 2014   Longbeachize
Architecture critic John King tagged along with the Congress for New Urbanism. The latter was recently in San Francisco to examine the benefits of freeway removal. The city's prime case study: Octavia Boulevard.
May 14, 2014   SFGate
Planners in the city of San Francisco have a proposed a $1.4 million study to examine the possibility of removing part of Interstate 280 in the city and convert a rail yard would yield 37 acres of prime urban real estate.
Feb 9, 2014   SF Gate
By exploring whether to turn I-375 into a surface street, the city that is the United States' foremost exemplar of suburban flight is considering a historic reversal that would demonstrate its optimism in its recovering downtown.
Nov 27, 2013   Detroit Free Press
Ben Welle discusses the benefits of freeway removal programs both at home and abroad, and explores what cities have done to fill the void they leave behind.
Apr 11, 2012   The City Fix