Faster Speedways or Swifter Madness?

Billions spent on new bridges to satisfy ego, spread sprawl
May 12, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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America is experiencing a boom in architecturally spectacular bridges that emulate the European tradition of image-conscious structures that create a signature landmark, an identifying keepsake wrought with soaring dimensions. But the modern American version disowns Europe’s more humanistic, pedestrian-friendly bridges that boast lanes for rail and bike, along with cars. We’re spending a ton to build breathtaking bridges that will make traffic worse.

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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