That's the dilemma with Interstate 81 in Syracuse, NY, an elevated freeway that cuts through the center of the city. At the end of its life expectancy, planners are debating its fate.
Jun 15, 2011 NCPR News
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.
Apr 8, 2011 Grist
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.
Sep 10, 2010 Citiwire
A group of activists and planners has released a report showing how tearing down the Claiborne Ave. Expressway in New Orleans and turning it into a boulevard would benefit the neighborhood and the city.
Jul 25, 2010 The Times-Picayune
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> offers four case studies of cities that have removed highways. The result: less congestion.
Jul 8, 2009 The Infrastructurist
In the second part of this Streetsblog interview, CNU President John Norquist discusses his tenure as mayor of Milwaukee and the politics behind making cities more transit-oriented and walkable.
Apr 2, 2009 Streetsblog
The Congress for the New Urbanism has released a list of the top ten urban freeways that need to be torn down.
Sep 23, 2008 Congress For New Urbanism