Ben Crowther

Ben Crowther is the Advocacy Manager for America Walks, where he works with state and local advocates supporting mobility for all. Prior to joining America Walks, Ben was the program manager for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)’s Highways to Boulevards initiative. He also led CNU’s national advocacy for the federal Reconnecting Communities program.

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Never too late to stop the bulldozer

Thirty-seven US urban highways were halted mid-construction by the communities in their path, saving city parks and neighborhoods from demolition.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 10, 2019
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To heal highway harms, Buttigieg needs bold thinking

Entrenched state departments of transportation dedicated to highway building threaten to capture Reconnecting Communities grant funds to continue harm — not undo it.
BEN CROWTHERSEP. 28, 2022
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Buffalo needs a true boulevard to replace Skyway traffic

Current NYSDOT proposals prioritize the high—speed movement of automobiles—the design should be improved to focus on safety and community.
BEN CROWTHERNOV. 17, 2020