Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Norquist Talking Freeway-Free San Francisco

I would expect former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist would find a sympathetic audience for this plan aired last week in a city that understands the perils of elevated freeways and values the relationship of pedestrian-friendly transit, like its cable cars, to urban real estate:

“It’s time to start talking about a freeway-free San Francisco.”
Norquist, the former Milwaukee mayor who took a freeway down in his tenure, flew into SF for a panel discussion held last night called “Freeways Without Futures,” where he made the case that freeways have only degraded the value of cities where they’ve been built, and that cities that have removed or avoided building the structures have generally thrived because of it.

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