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Bronx Freeway Fight Takes National Stage
Politically it might be seen as truckers who depend on it vs. the "Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, a coalition of Bronx and citywide environmental, housing and transportation groups" who see it as an "eyesore for Hunts Point residents". Nationally it "has become a battleground in a fight to take urban spaces back from the automobile."
Advocates state " it would ease traffic, improve neighborhood life and right a decades-old wrong committed by the master planner Robert Moses of building an unnecessary highway".
"John Norquist, president and chief executive of the Congress for a New Urbanism, said the Sheridan was "a big important example because it's in New York and it's very visible; it would inspire other people that are trying to do the same thing."