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Tear Down Claiborne Ave. Expressway, Says Coalition

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.
July 25, 2010, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Bruce Eggler writes that the report "says eliminating the expressway would have numerous benefits, such as removing an eyesore, reducing noise and air pollution, increasing opportunities for public transit, and promoting investment that would eliminate blight and create economic development in the Treme and 7th Ward neighborhoods."

The study says the impact on travel time would only be a few minutes.

In 2008, the Congress for New Urbanism put the Claiborne Ave. Expressway on a list of "Freeways Without Futures."

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Published on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in The Times-Picayune
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