RE: [carfree_cities] Anyone know how Portland & San Francisco got rid of their waterfront freeways?
- Mark Watson wrote:
>Calling all road fighters! In the spirit of Portland & San Francisco,Seattle >may be ready to get rid of a waterfront freeway. Many people,
>mayor, want it to come down. Many people think it can be fixed. Highlydirt >that has caused some of the current problems!
>unlikely. And among those who want to tear it down, some think we need to
>replace it with a tunnel ($$) through the same unstable, water-logged fill
Given that Seattle's Sound Transit Link project has gotten to the point that
people want it to become a subway this just might be a way to secure
As far as I know in the USA transit projects are a 50/50 split between the
Federal and local governments. With highway projects it's like 80% Federal
20% local government.
>Among other things, we canoption >as a replacement.
>highlight Boston's big dig as one reason that a freeway tunnel is not an
The big problem in Boston is that the much needed North/South rail link is
not being built at the same time. Dawson