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Freeways without Futures 2019

Routes 33 and 198 have made the 2019 list for the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Freeways without Futures!

As the name suggests, cities across America are working to remove the imprint of aging expressways from parks and neighborhoods that have long suffered from disinvestments.

Local Coverage:

WKBW

https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/report-both-kensington-and-scajaquada-expressway-should-be-removed-as-freeways-without-futures

https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/go-bike-buffalo-unveils-2019-slow-roll-schedule

WGRZ

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/whats-next-for-the-scajaquada-and-kensington-expressways/71-6cd92844-a0c6-468e-a1d3-673bef013774

Buffalo Rising

Buffalo News

WBEN

https://wben.radio.com/articles/report-recommends-redesigning-kensington-and-scajaquada-expressways

Other cities that made this year’s list include:

  • I-10 (Claiborne Expressway), New Orleans, Louisiana
  • I-275, Tampa, Florida
  • I-35, Austin, Texas
  • I-345, Dallas, Texas
  • I-5, Portland, Oregon
  • I-64, Louisville, Kentucky
  • I-70, Denver, Colorado
  • I-81, Syracuse, New York
  • I-980, Oakland, California

Full Report:
https://www.cnu.org/sites/default/files/FreewaysWithoutFutures_2019.pdf



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I Remember Interviews

Tribute to Clarke Eaton
Interview with Florence Johnson
Interview with George Scott
Interview with Sheila Lynn Brown

The above videos were produced through partnership with the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission and the generous financial support of the Community Foundation Of Greater Buffalo.  

Various Buffalo residents and business leaders sound off on the importance of a neighborhood parkway.

Albert J. Baxter Jr.
Patricia Baxter
Edna Gayles Kay
David Stieglitz
Maxine Herring-Hall
Melvin Parker
Bradley J. Bethel Jr.
Melvin Parker
Ina Johnson


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With a Year Left, U.S. Transportation Secretary Sets New Goals

Posted: January 26, 2016

Source: Governing

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, a former mayor of Charlotte, N.C., has plenty left to do in the Obama administration’s final year. His agency is pushing cities to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, hosting a “Smart City” competition to showcase how technology can improve transportation,  and doling out money from a new five-year, $305 billion federal transportation package.

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