CNU’s Freeways Without Futures list includes an additional Buffalo highway that would be better off biting the dust.
New York State announced support for, or progress on, two urban freeway teardowns in Buffalo, New York. Like most US cities, Buffalo suffered greatly from ill-considered 20th Century highways that demolished and divided neighborhoods.
Now, governments are slowly rolling back the damage from these highways, restoring more human-scale infrastructure and complete streets. Adam Zyglis’s cartoon illustrates the challenge and the opportunity of that trend—symbolized by a crosswalk, tree-lined median, and bike lanes replacing the cold, hard pavement. It sure takes a lot of work, but it’s worth the effort.