Freeway Fighters Digest (week of 5/6)

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.

We hope to see you next week for CNU 32.Cincinnati on May 15-18, 2024. This is a Congress to celebrate urbanism in the Midwest. Cincinnati boasts impressive examples of New Urbanism infill on a neighborhood scale built over the last two decades, in addition to historic urban fabric that has been revitalized. There is still time to register at:

*Please note the next edition of the Freeway Fighters Digest will be issued on 5/24*

Freeway Fighters News

California bill would revive redevelopment for freeway lid projects
Axios May 4, 2024
Attempts to stitch back together communities of color that were torn apart by freeways could get a serious boost if a new bill by San Diego assemblyman David Alvarez becomes law.

A Highway Split Their Community. Efforts to Fix That Face Opposition
The New York Times May 7, 2024
The Biden administration is spending billions to reconnect communities of color that have been fragmented by highways. 

Something was missing from a plan to transform downtown’s northern edge — until now
WXXI News May 7, 2024
A revived plan to relocate Rochester’s intercity bus terminal opens a key development site north of downtown.

‘This project will be completed’ Senior Biden advisor commits to Kensington project 
WGRZ May 8, 2024
Tom Perez has had a lot of titles in his career. 

‘We want out of the shadow of I-81’: $180 million federal grant reimagines Southside neighborhood
WRVO May 8, 2024
A high-ranking Biden Administration official said he’s inspired by what he’s seeing in Syracuse.

Created Equal: Residents speak out against I-375 redevelopment plan
WDET May 10, 2024
A coalition of community voices is challenging the “I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project” to replace the one-mile stretch of freeway on the east side of downtown Detroit with a six-lane boulevard.

Brian Boland: Reclaiming Land From Urban Highways
The Bottom-Up Revolution – Strong Towns May 10, 2024
Brian Boland is a native of Cincinnati and the founder of Bridge Forward Cincinnati, an advocacy group working to reclaim 19 acres of city land from urban highways.