Highways to Boulevards

Highway to Boulevard Conversions Appear in Tiger II Grants

The New Haven Register is reporting that Phase 1 of the Downtown Crossing -- which will begin to remove Route 34 from downtown -- has been awarded a $16 million dollar Tiger II grant.... read more »

Sign the petition to save New Orleans' Charity Hospital

The City of New Orleans is grappling with what to do with Charity Hospital. The proposed LSU/VA medical complex would permanently abandon Charity Hospital, leaving one of the most beautiful buildings in the city to sit blighted with no plans for reuse.... read more »

St. Louis' Design Challenge: final designs support removing I-70

The five final designs were released last week for the Framing a Modern Masterpiece international design competition, sponsored by The City+The Arch+The River 2015.... read more »

Watch for Falling Infrastructure: The Benefits of Freeway Rollback Covered in the NY Times (Quotes CNU)

Yesterday's New York Times had a smart piece by Sam Dolnick on the increasingly serious prospect that the elevated Sheridan Expressway will come down and be replaced by a livable street — a pedestrian- and business-friendly boulevard or other improved surface street.  ... read more »

Parlez Vous Urbanisme? Radio Canada TV reports on subtracting a freeway, adding jobs & vitality

I had the opportunity to serve as location scout for a smart reporter/photographer team from Montreal as they explored Milwaukee's experience with removing the .8 mile Park East Freeway. ... read more »

What can Detroit learn from Istanbul?

“When you hear Detroit,” John Norquist told me cryptically yesterday morning, “think Istanbul.” I had just been shown an essay John wrote for the latest issue of the magazine Monocle, a ... read more »

Buffalo: Dead or Alive?

Buffalo is a port on Lake Erie with no visible connection to the lake. The entire shoreline is separated from the neighborhood fabric of Buffalo by grade separated highways. ... read more »

And Then There Were Two: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Scenarios

The planning board for the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is proving itself punctual, as this latest report has come out, whittling down the 8 replacement scenarios into two "hybrid" scenarios ... read more »

Philly Ink Biz Blog Finds Norquist's Call to Tear Down I-95 "Seductive"

Philadelphia Inquirer business reporter and columnist Joseph DiStefano sees business opportunity in the call from CNU Board member Sam Sherman and CNU CEO John Norquist (who was in town to pick up an ... read more »

News Findings Support the Case for Boulevards in Seattle

Cary Moon and Julia Parrett over at the People's Waterfront Coalition have just sent out their weekly update, and it is exciting indeed. ... read more »