Highway 345 is falling apart. We think it should be torn down. Here’s why.
World class cities are platforms for social and economic exchange. They enhance opportunity through interconnectivity. Our highways through our city divide more than they unite. Now is the time to envision a new future for the city.
What if we could have 4 parks just as successful as Klyde Warren Deck Park for the same cost PLUS $4 billion in new private investment and 25,000 new residents living in downtown Dallas?
This independent study began 2 years ago to explore the economic, environmental, and traffic impacts of removing the freeway as it approached the end of its structural life span.
that he never anticipated that the program would turn out this way . . . and that he was certainly not aware of any concept of using the program to build up an extensive intra-city route network as part of the program he sponsored. He added that those who had not advised him that such was being done, and those who steered the program in such a direction, had not followed his wishes.”
“The purpose of transportation is to bring people and goods to places where they are needed, and to concentrate the greatest variety of goods and people within that limited area, in order to widen the possibility of choice [while minimizing necessary cost and energy of travel]. A good transportation system minimizes unnecessary transportation [and infrastructure]; and in any event, it offers change of speed and mode to fit a diversity of human purposes.”
“The Art and Science of Urban Design
is to design streets and public spaces to maximize private use of the land.”