Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 7/18)

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.

Don’t forget to join America Walks on July 28 from 3:30-5:00 ET for “Organizing Your Freeway Fight: Creating a Campaign Plan.” This workshop will give an overview of how to develop a campaign plan to achieve your goals. Register here so they have a rough headcount and can adjust the workshop’s curriculum accordingly. Also, the workshop is intended to be hands-on! So if you have a campaign plan and are comfortable sharing it for feedback, you can upload it here.

*Please note the next edition of the Freeway Fighters Digest will be on 8/5/22.*

Freeway Fighters news

Black and Native American pedestrians are killed at higher rates — here’s why
TheNextWeb July 16, 2022
A new report finds that North American streets are getting deadlier for pedestrians.

Op Ed: MMAC Freeway Expansion Plan Doesn’t Add Up – Urban Milwaukee
Urban Milwaukee July 16, 2022
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a big decision on its hands in regards to the rebuilding of Interstate 94. 

SEEN: Albany Riverfront Collaborative’s Community Gathering 2022 – Times Union
Times Union July 18, 2022
Were you SEEN at Albany Riverfront Collaborative’s Community Gathering on June 16, 2022, at the Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, N.Y.?

Can Reconnecting Communities Repair the Breach – NRDC
NRDC July 21, 2022
The effects on the real lives of people from the construction of the interstate highway system have been well-documented.

Florida town fights highway, honors Black history and community –
Christian Science Monitor July 21, 2022
Right here!” Beverly Steele exclaims as she points to the floor beneath her chair in Royal’s small community center.