Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 10/31)

Lauren MayerWeekly News Digest

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Downtown’s Stitch proposal scores largest federal investment to date | Urbanize Atlanta
Urbanize Atlanta October 29, 2022
Like Rome, downtown Atlanta’s highway-capping park wasn’t built upon on nonexistent land in a day. 

Ambitious public works project Atlanta Stitch receives $1.16 million in federal funding
WSB Radio October 29, 2022
Civil engineering nuts, rejoice: One of Atlanta’s most ambitious public works projects has received a boost in funding from federal sources.

The future of Kensington Expressway: what the community wants to see restored – WKBW
WKBW October 29, 2022
Terrance Robinson said he’s lived through all the phases of the Kensington Expressway. 

$59M for pedestrian improvements, rapid transit project in Baton Rouge – October 29, 2022
Baton Rouge will be receiving $59 million for several projects for pedestrian improvements and the rapid transit project.

What We Learned at the 2022 Bike, Walk, Roll Summit | Cascade Bicycle Club
Cascade Bicycle Club October 29, 2022
This fall, more than 300 advocates, planners, engineers, and community members tuned in to 14 sessions at the Bike, Walk, Roll Summit.

The city czar steering infrastructure funding – POLITICO
Politico November 3, 2022
While most states have officials in charge of overseeing funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law, most cities don’t. 

Trenton Economic Development Series: Re-envisioning the Waterfront – Community News
Community News November 3, 2022
The Delaware River is prized for its historical value, contributions to commerce and general beauty, but for many Trenton residents who live in the waterfront parts of the city, such a view is often impossible due to infrastructure developments like NJ Route 29.

Expanding I-35 will be detrimental to the city of Austin – The Daily Texan
The Daily Texan November 3, 2022
The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed an Interstate 35 project expansion to expand the highway to 20 lanes.

Advocates Warn ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Program Could Actually Expand Highways
Streetsblog USA November 3, 2022
A massive coalition of advocates is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to make sure a historic fund that could tear down harmful urban highways across America isn’t used to expand or maintain them instead.

Two crucial S.F. measures on streets and transit could go down on Tuesday
San Francisco Chronicle November 4, 2022
San Franciscans, understandably, are frustrated about the state of the city and angry at the people who run it — or fail to run it, as is often the case.

How a San Francisco ballot measure would destroy south Ocean Beach
San Francisco Chronicle November 4, 2022
Ocean Beach is San Francisco’s beach.