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WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION: The case for removal of elevated expressways

As cities around the world consider how to revitalize their aging and often deteriorated waterfronts, planners increasingly consider the removal of unsightly elevated expressways and the construction of new pedestrian and bicycle-friendly boulevards, bus-rapid transit (BRT), and parkways. For example, Chicago is now beginning to plan the redesign of North Lake Shore Drive, one of the great city’s most iconic arteries, and the city’s Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) and other civic groups are calling for a bold vision to reimagine the urban landscape. The ATA’s instructive review of what Chicago can learn from San Francisco’s reconstruction of its historic Embarcadero is worth reading! See it here…


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