In our region the CNU has encouraged tearing down Route 29 in Trenton and the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx.
Forty years later, the lifespan of most freeways has come to an end. This leaves urban planners and local governments with a choice: Do they demolish the existing infrastructure to make way for surface roads and boulevards? Or do they invest in freeways yet again, when it makes even less sense to do so – given their crummy past and the ever-rising cost of gasoline?
05 November 2008
The future of freeways
Could the future of freeways be to tear them down and replace them with boulevards and surface streets? Next American City suggests just that.