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January 19, 2016

Bigger does not mean better

Filed under: Urban Freeways — Admin @ 9:22 pm

Remember, bigger does not mean better. Let’s plan more efficient infrastructure. Traffic flow has several elements to consider.

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/…/it-took-51-more-time-to-d…/

It Took 51% More Time to Drive Out Katy Freeway in 2014 Than in 2011 – Houston Tomorrow
Houston commutes continue to get worse despite billions in spending on new road capacity.…
houstontomorrow.org

September 4, 2015

Urban Freeway removal

Filed under: Community News,Urban Freeways — Admin @ 10:25 pm

Urban Freeway removal

” the adverse impacts of urban freeways on their surroundings — such as displaced communities, decreased road safety, environmental degradation, land-use impacts and threats to residents’ health through air pollution and increased accidents — were not considered while force-fitting limited-access freeways into cities.”

“Freeways are a tool to move traffic long distances at high speed. Without a doubt, cities often need urban freeways, but if they are misplaced, residents, businesses, property owners, and neighborhoods along the freeway suffer.”

http://landarchs.com/urban-freeway-removal-addressing-a-failed-experiment-with-landscape-architecture/

Urban freeway removal projects such as in Portland and Bogotá demonstrate a wealth of benefits to cities and their inhabitants.
landarchs.com

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