Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 6/13)

Lauren MayerWeekly News Digest

Hi all,

Here is what is being said about freeway fighting this week. If you come across any articles, feel free to share and please let me know if you have any questions. *Please note news items for today (6/17) will be included in next week’s edition.

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Freeway Fighters news

Plans for Park at Penn’s Landing Move Forward
Hidden City June 2022
Most Philadelphians can’t recall a time when the central Delaware River waterfront was not separated from the rest of the city by I-95. 

Stop spending billions to widen freeways – Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News June 12, 2022
Last month’s unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority finally killed the $6 billion plan for widening the 710 Freeway along a 19-mile corridor from East L.A. to the ports. 

Governor Hochul Announces Start of Public Engagement Process for the Kensington …
Governor Kathy Hochul – June 14, 2022
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a major step forward in the transformative Kensington Expressway project in the City of Buffalo.

Urban Highway Removal and YOU! |
Streets.MN June 15, 2022
You know, in working on this project, we’ve kind of established this nationwide network of freeway fighting campaigns, and everyone’s up against the same things.

I-70 Expansion—Toll Lanes and Cap Park Included—Wrapping Up in Denver – Planetizen
Planetizen June 16, 2022
The Central 70 Project is well underway in Denver, with a public-private partnership completing major changes to the interstate freeway where it cuts through the city.

Please Join us on June 27th to Celebrate Downtown Crossing’s New Orange Street Intersection
Yale School of Medicine – Yale University June 16, 2022
Among the earliest highway removal projects in the United States, Downtown Crossing New Haven has reached a significant milestone: the opening of the Orange Street intersection (and Phase 3!).