Highways to Boulevards

And They All Come Tumbling Down: A Training for Highways-to-Boulevards Activists

Join CNU, experts in highway removal and surface street conversion, and activists around the country for a lively conversation on January 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM CST. Three speakers will briefly present key lessons learned in highway removal campaigns across the country, including how to shift political... read more »

NEW! Highways-to-Boulevards Forum

CNU invites you to contribute to CNU's new Highways-to-Boulevards online forum.  You can view the forum here: www.cnu.org/hwysforum. After working on the soon-to-be-released 2012 Freeways Without Futures report, CNU staff wanted to continue the conversation with both national advisory... read more »

WATCH: Local Street Networks and the Future of Claiborne Avenue

 Before the City of New Orleans releases its request for proposals to conduct the federal TIGER II transportation study, the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition sought to educate residents on a potential highway removal project favoring a boulevard conversion effort. Featuring CNU member ... read more »

News from New Haven on the Oak Street Connector (Route 34)

In 1959, the Oak Street Connector (Route 34) was built on 26 acres in downtown New Haven, interrupting the lives of and displacing 600 residents. On November 10, the New Haven Urban Design League and residents hope to interrupt the well-laid plans at City Hall with a call for a better boulevard des... read more »

The Vote on Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

The results of Seattle's referendum on the Alaskan Way Viaduct are in and it doesn't look good for urbanism, transit, or Seattle's taxpayers. ... read more »

Streetfilms Takes on Highway Removal with CNU's John Norquist

The latest edition of Streetfilms' "Moving Beyond the Automobile" series takes a look at Highway Removal. CNU's John Norquist sets the stage:   ... read more »

Tunnel Option Extends Life of Elevated Highway Despite Known Risk of Earthquake

Recent events in Japan have added yet another twist to the ongoing saga of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct. Before the earthquake and resulting tsunami, the Mayor and City Council duked it out over whether or not the City of Seattle would commit to replacing the damaged Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep... read more »

War on Cars? Or War on the Carless?

Seattle's Publicola, in anticipation of an upcoming panel discussion on the War on Cars, invited two of their panelists to guest editorials. David Roberts, from Grist, wrote The War on the Carless. ... read more »

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Check out this excellent article in Grist about the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, featuring an article with Cary Moon, spokesperson forthe People's Waterfront Coalition. ... read more »