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Norman Garrick, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut and a Fellow and former Board Member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, writes in CityLab about the devastating effects in-city highways have had on American cities. The good news? There is a bright spot: Rochester, New York. Garrick writes:
"Yet most U.S. cities are still stuck in a planning paradigm that implicitly states that before we can proceed with freeway removal, we must find a plan that accommodates all the traffic currently using that facility. This is an approach that flies in the face of reason, since a freeway removal changes the context, which in turn, changes the amount of traffic. The transportation planning process that is currently used does not acknowledge this fact, even with the growing body of evidence that supports it."
Read the full article over at CityLab: Burying a 1950s Planning Disaster