Ever look at that highway in your home town and wish there were a park there instead? Turns out, cities all over America are doing just that by covering highways in public parks. But do these projects succesfully rejuvenate their communities? Or are they simply applying a band-aid over deeper problems? This episode, David runs us through the idea of highway capping and talks through some examples all over the country, including Boston, Los Angeles, and St. Louis.
- Atlanta's project "The Stitch"
- Five Cities Turning Ugly Overpasses Into Vibrant Parks
- Work Begins to Put Huge Park on Top of the 101 in Hollywood
- The Case for Removing the 280 Freeway in San Francisco
- Why Would You Have a Highway Run Through a City?
- Case Studies in Urban Freeway Removal (PDF)
- Five Things To Know About The Capitol Crossing Project in DC
- A Plan for the Gateway Arch Leaves a St. Louis Highway in Place. But for How Long?