Here is what is being said about the Highways to Boulevards movement this week. If you come across any articles, feel free to share and please let me know if you have any questions.
Highways to Boulevards news
Harvard Gazette – Harvard University February 19, 2022
The assignment wasn’t simple, but it was relevant: Find ways to help communities around the country address racial injustice created by the nation’s biggest infrastructure project — the U.S. interstate highway system.
The Mac Weekly February 19, 2022
On November 15th, 2021, the Biden administration signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The Urbanist February 19, 2022
Move Ahead Washington is a big improvement over past state transportation packages but it still doesn’t do enough when it comes to addressing the state’s climate, racial equity, and mobility justice goals.
Planetizen February 19, 2022
A third-party review of the Texas Department of Transportation’s plan to expand Interstate 10 through downtown El Paso “found expanding I-10 in the Downtown area would not reduce congestion, instead it would bring more short local trips onto the freeway,” reports Jennifer Cuevas.
The Seattle Times February 20, 2022
Halfway across South Park’s “little bridge,” a pedestrian walkway spanning Highway 99 near South Henderson Street, the noise of traffic below sometimes reaches 110 decibels.
The Spokesman-Review February 22, 2022
When construction began on Interstate 90 in the late 1950s, hundreds of homes were demolished to make way for the highway.
El Paso Times February 23, 2022
El Paso residents have voiced concerns the highway expansion will not reduce congestion, as TxDOT claims, and is an unnecessary use of taxpayer funds.
E&E News February 23, 2022
The infrastructure deal passed last year by Congress was written to address climate change over the long term. But increasingly activists see it as one of President Biden’s best tools for cutting emissions right away.
The Urbanist February 24, 2022
As the House and Senate transportation committees prepare to get their unified Move Ahead Washington transportation package through their respective houses, they are also moving to update the state’s two-year biennial transportation budget adopted last year.
Planetizen February 24, 2022
Residents of Seattle’s South Park neighborhood are calling on the state to remove a stretch of highway that community members argue creates air and noise pollution and uses valuable urban space that could be developed into housing, parks, or other uses.
CBS News February 24, 2022
A booming spike in Houston’s population is making traffic terrible.