4/05/2011

Highway Removal

This weeks new Street Films episode of "Moving Beyond the Automobile" takes us through the history of the freeway, the damage they have caused, and future highway removal projects carried out around the world, bringing life back to once desolate corridors.  Several cities are pursuing highway removals, as a way to reclaim city space for housing, parks, and economic development.  The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has designated ten "Freeways without Futures" here in North America, and in this video, you'll hear about the benefits of tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, the Skyway and Route 5 in Buffalo, and the Claiborne Expressway in New Orleans.



Take a look at the film and support local highway removal organizations in Your Area.