The Emerging Language of Highway Removals

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Highways provide connections to towns and cities, support for commerce, and critical infrastructure. But in some urban communities, highways can divide neighborhoods, create barriers to walking and bicycling, and occupy valuable land. There are benefits and drawbacks to removing or changing a highway that runs through a city. A shared language and understanding can help communities explore the best options for their context. A new resource provides language and vocabulary for communities to have informed conversations about removal and mitigation projects and an understanding of available tools. Graphics are useful to practitioners to visually explain the options.

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