1. Moving Beyond the Automobile: Highway Removal


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    In this week's episode of "Moving Beyond the Automobile," Streetfilms takes you on a guided tour of past, present and future highway removal projects with John Norquist of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Some of the most well-known highway removals in America -- like New York City's Miller Highway and San Francisco's Embarcadero Freeway -- have actually been unpredictable highway collapses brought on by structural deficiencies or natural disasters. It turns out there are good reasons for not rebuilding these urban highways once they become rubble: They drain the life from the neighborhoods around them, they suck wealth and value out of city, and they don't even move traffic that well during rush hour. Now several cities are pursuing highway removals more intentionally, as a way to reclaim city space for housing, parks, and economic development. CNU has designated ten "Freeways without Futures" here in North America, and in this video, you'll hear about the benefits of tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, the Skyway and Route 5 in Buffalo, and the Claiborne Expressway in New Orleans. Streetfilms would like to thank The Fund for the Environment & Urban Life for making this series possible.

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    • Traffic Engineering, & Highway Removal- Ian Lockwood


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      This is a rough cut of an interview conducted with Loeb Fellow & Sustainable Transportation Engineer Ian Lockwood (http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/ian-lockwood.html). Ian has been instrumental in developing sound engineering plans for road diets and urban re-generation. Ian is a Principal at AECOM, an international transportation planning and engineering company. He's currently finishing up a one year Harvard Loeb Fellowship where I interviewed him.

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      • New Orleans Claiborne Avenue Redevelopment Study


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        New Orleans Claiborne Avenue Redevelopment Study conducted by Dr. John L. Renne's Applied Techniques for Transportation Planning Course, Spring 2011, Department of Planning and Urban Studies, University of New Orleans

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