Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 4/22)

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.

Freeway Fighters News

A second deck park coming to Dallas looks to reconnect a community
CBS News April 20, 2024
The dirt is moving, and the excitement is building as Dallas’ newest deck park takes shape.

Why Connecticut’s ‘highway to nowhere’ may never be finished
NewsTimes April 20, 2024
For more than 50 years, Route 11 has earned the nicknames of “Route 5 ½” and “highway to nowhere” due to its notoriety of being an unfinished highway. 

Medcalf: Will plans to restore St. Paul’s Rondo replace what was stolen? 
Star Tribune April 21, 2024
Ideas must include measures that will not only restore the area but also create an economic boost for the people most impacted by injustice.

Clarence Page: Biden begins bid to reverse neighborhood harms of expressways
Chicago Tribune April 22, 2024
Ideas must include measures that will not only restore the area but also create an economic boost for the people most impacted by injustice.

‘Amazing’ footage of this city’s highway transformation has people envious 
MSN April 23, 2024
Keeping the planet from warming more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit will require plenty of innovation.

If You Build It, Will They Come? 
The New Atlantis April 23, 2024
Austin’s interstate expansion becomes a test case for “induced demand” — and the culture war over faster traffic versus denser cities.

Want To Remove a Highway? Here’s the Key to a Successful Highway Teardown
Next City April 23, 2024
Back in 2008, the Congress for New Urbanism released its first report in its ongoing series, Freeways Without Futures.

St. Pete may remove I-175, unlocking potential developments and increasing equity
Love the Burg April 23, 2024
St. Pete’s I-175 cuts off the Campbell Park neighborhood of South St. Pete. 

‘We Don’t Need These Highways’: Author Megan Kimble on Texas’ Ongoing Freeway Fights
Streetsblog USA April 24, 2024
In cities across America, U.S. advocates are fighting to stop their DOTs from expanding downtown highways and amplifying the mistakes of the past.

Could Expanding I-35 Make Traffic Even Worse? A New Book Says Yes
Austin Monthly Magazine April 25, 2024
If you think traffic on I-35 is bad now, brace yourself for a decade of construction along Austin’s main interstate thoroughfare.

New book argues for removal of I-345 in Dallas
Dallas Morning News April 25, 2024
That highways don’t belong in cities may be news in Texas, but it is hardly a new idea.

In Norfolk, broken neighborhoods and broken trust 
WHRO April 26, 2024
The red brick apartment building Zenobia Wilson called home for a dozen years was a ringside seat to a noisy, polluting, 14-lane jumble of Interstate-264 overpasses, cloverleaf interchanges and ramps whizzing around the majority-Black St. Paul’s neighborhood.