Submitted by Luke:
Excellent story [in Gizmodo] about removing freeways from downtown and how it changed the cities forever. I’ve often thought Buffalo should remove the access ramps further away from downtown.
- Downgrade the Kensington back to Humboldt Parkway between Main Street and Jefferson Street
- Remove the I-90 all the way back to Hamburg Street in the Larkin District
- Get rid of the Scajaquada and the Niagara Expressway completely or at least get rid of the Scajaquada and downgrade the Niagara and Route 5 to an Olmsted style Parkway.
Here’s the latest “must read” on successful freeway removals from Gizmodo (read article).