- Jul 15, 2006
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Weed is legal in CA and this is what happens.Here's an interesting proposal by a California architectural firm to convert Los Angeles' freeways to greenway, transit and trail corridors. It's certainly applicable to any metro area in the US:
I can see both sides to this. The freeways/expressways are congested, pollute the air, divide communities, use up a lot of acreage, and have tended to be placed in disadvantaged communities rather than wealthy ones. So, what to do to mitigate all this? Outright elimination of the freeways/expressways is one option, but where does all the traffic go? People aren't giving up their 2 or 3 cars per family overnight. I'm thinking that something like a transit bank could work, something like a wetland bank. For each lane of expressway eliminated, build an equivalent level of transit service to replace it. This could be BRT, LRV, HRT, CR, etc. I'm also thinking automated (self-driving) cars could reduce the number of expressways/expressway lanes needed.Weed is legal in CA and this is what happens.
It's a bit like if the South West Expressway had been built, then torn down with the ROW repurposed as a linear park and rail transit corridor. I'm glad we skipped the intermediate step. It would be great to have a system of similar travel/recreational corridors throughout Boston metro.Here's an interesting proposal by a California architectural firm to convert Los Angeles' freeways to greenway, transit and trail corridors. It's certainly applicable to any metro area in the US: