Mr. DOT Secretary, Tear Down this Wall*
While the economic benefits of removing urban freeways are well documented, the transportation benefits are still debated. Questions about the impact on traffic can present an obstacle to revitalization. Experiences from San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea, show that traffic is effectively distributed within the street grid. This session will review how Trenton,New Jersey, was able to explain what happens with the traffic and dive deep into the current debate over what to do with the Alaskan Way Viaduct running between Seattle's downtown and Elliot Bay.