New Highways Will Generate Development

Planners in Raleigh, N.C. recognize that a new highway through open land won't just move traffic. It will also generate new development.
February 25, 2002, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The planners and politicians who suggested delaying the western leg of the Outer Loop and eliminating the southern stretch altogether had a simple premise: A new highway through open land won't just move traffic. It will also generate new offices, shopping centers and houses that make traffic problems worse. The idea of delaying any part of the loop quickly collapsed under the weight of opposition from people who want the highway. But anyone seeking proof of the loop's power to spawn development needn't look far."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Sunday, February 24, 2002 in The News & Observer
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