In advance of Next American City’s upcoming "Reimagining Urban Highways" conference in Philadelphia, Matt Bevilacqua reports on a new study examining the successful replacement of urban highways with boulevards and parks.
The new report, released by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, documents five case studies of urban highway removal in Portland, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Seoul, and Bogota. These case studies can serve as a resource to those advocating similar projects in their communities.
According to Bevilacqua, what the report demonstrates is that, "The numbers exist to back up claims that the practice can restore a city's social fabric and facilitate local development, all without severely impacting traffic or commerce. We just need to make sure our neighbors know that."
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