Freeways Without Futures

Dallas Freeway Removal

The Freeway Removal Cause Gains Momentum—But Don't Forget Gentrification and Displacement

The case for freeway in urban areas isn't as unequivocal as it might seem. Plans to undo the damage of the legacies of past freeway planning need to ensure an inclusive future.

July 14, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

Williamsburg Bridge

15 of the 'Worst Highways in America'

The Congress for the New Urbanism's "Freeways Without Future 2021" report leverages the current political moment by spotlighting 15 U.S highways for removal.

June 15, 2021 - CNU Public Square

New Orleans Freeway

Ten 'Freeways Without Futures'

The Congress for New Urbanism has once again released on if its signature efforts: the Freeways Without Futures report that assumes urban freeways were a mistake of 20th century planning and engineering and advocates for a new approach.

April 3, 2019 - Congress for the New Urbanism


A New List of Potential Freeway Removals Emerges

The Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo is among a slew of potential freeway removals nationwide.

November 9, 2017 - The New York Times

280 Freeway San Francisco

10 Freeways That Have Got to Go

The Congress for New Urbanism has released the latest Freeways Without Futures list, updating a list we last saw in 2014.

February 2, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

CN Tower rises above Gardiner Expressway on Toronto Waterfront

Ranking Freeways Without Futures

The Congress for the New Urbanism releases a Top 10 list highlighting the worst, most ready-to-be-junked urban freeways. New Orleans, Syracuse, and Detroit make the list. Boulevards are a viable and much-needed alternative, says CNU.

February 12, 2014 - Congress for the New Urbanism

The Death of the Urban Freeway? Not Yet

The long-sought after demolition of Bronx's Sheridan Expressway hits obstacles as the City of New York now looks to save and retrofit it.

June 23, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

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 - The Times-Picayune

Freeway Freefall

Next American City takes a look at freeways and sees the end coming -- for some, anyway.

November 2, 2008 - Next American City

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