Highways to Boulevards 2015

The Congress for New Urbanism has posted new updates on the movement to tear down and block limited access elevated expressways cutting through the hearts of communities around the world. Visit Highways to Boulevards¬†to link to stories of communities that are considered model cities for this movement¬†in the United States (Portland, Chattanooga, Boston, Milwaukee and San Francisco) and Internationally (Paris, Seoul, Madrid and Vancouver). Also linked are initiatives in 19 cities to block or tear down inner-city limited access expressways. Citizens are learning they can no longer sit by trusting the highway planning and building machine that has destroyed vitality of United States inner cities and created an extractive economy that has stressed the budgets of cities to the bvreaking point. It’s time for a change. “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking that created the problems.”