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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Crash diet for a freeway corridor

Conversion to a boulevard would reduce the right-of-way of I-980 in Oakland by 75 percent, connecting neighborhoods and allowing mixed-use development where land now generates no tax revenues.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 18, 2019
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Connecting to reclaim communities

CNU's 2018 Transportation Summit united local groups that battle to remove disruptive urban highway segments
BEN CROWTHEROCT. 17, 2018
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Freeway cap would restore grid

Since 2012, grassroots coalition Reconnect Austin has advanced an alternative, human-scaled vision for the I-35 corridor for the Texas capital city. The north-south section of I-35 that cuts through downtown Austin carries a high amount of traffic—...
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 25, 2019