Top Teardowns

1. Top Teardowns

 
America's twentieth century highway building era included elevated freeways which cut huge swaths across our cities, decimating neighborhoods and reducing quality of life for city residents. With the Federal and State Departments of Transportation confronting shrinking budgets and cities looking for ways to increase their revenues, it is an ideal time to offer less expensive, urban alternatives to the reconstruction of urban expressways.

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) believe that teardowns offer an attractive option for cities struggling with aging highway infrastructure. With your help, we are pulling together a national list of urban highways that should be transformed into surfaces streets and boulevards, instead of rebuilt in their current, or an expanded form.

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1. What is the name of the highway? Please list the official and non-official names.
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2. What city does the highway travel through?
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3. What state is the highway in?
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4. What is the Beginning Address or Intersection or Latitude/Longitude of the highway?
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5. What is the Ending Address or Intersection or Latitude/Longitude of the highway?
6. Describe the highway and why you would advocate for it to be removed. Please include any information about its maintenance, the surrounding land uses, and traffic conditions. If you have images or other information, please send to nbeck@cnu.org
7. Is the community already talking about removing this highway? Please list involved groups if applicable.
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8. In case we need further information, please provide your contact information below.
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