Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities



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Introduction:
Tear It Down!
by John Norquist

Portland, OR:
Harbor Drive

San Francisco, CA:
Embarcadero Freeway

San Francisco, CA:
Central Freeway

Milwaukee, WI:
Park East Freeway

Toronto, Ontario: Gardiner Expressway

New York, NY:
West Side Highway

Niagara Falls, NY:
Robert Moses Parkway

Paris, France:
Pompidou Expressway

Seoul, South Korea
Cheonggye Freeway

Freeway Removal
Plans and Proposals

Conclusion:
From Induced Demand
to Reduced Demand
by Charles Siegel

 

 

 


The Movement Has Begun


Demolishing San Francisco's Central Freeway

Demolishing San Francisco's Central Freeway


This site includes:

  • The stories of freeway removals that have already been completed.

For more information about current battles to remove freeways, see the Congress for the New Urbanism's Highways to Boulevards page. And see the planetizen essay Removing Urban Freeways by Charles Siegel.

If you have any information about freeway removals or any "before" pictures of freeways that have already been removed, please contact us at webpages@preservenet.com.

Photograph copyright 2007 by Charles Siegel

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