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It’s striking, though, that amid all this handwringing we’ve barely paused to ask the most basic questions about what the widening project means for the city and how we navigate it or how we think about the relationship between architecture and mobility in a city planned for more than half a century around the primacy of the car.

Read the entire article at the Critic’s Notebook: Fast lane to gridlock

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One Response to “ | Critic’s Notebook: Fast lane to gridlock”

  1. Peter Richards says:

    I suggested this article to the Blue Line, for it’s relevance to the situation here in the Denver/Boulder area.

    1. Highway building in Los Angeles is over.

    2. Is widening the 405 freeway, one carpool lane in the
    northbound direction, for a cost of $ 1 billion, worth it. The author thinks not.

    3. No viable alternatives exist to the 405 freeway.

    4. Alternatives do exist here on Hwy 36. Before we widen Hwy 36, how about getting the Longmont, Boulder, Denver train up and running first.

    5. ‘Road projects of all varieties, on the other hand, continue to get the benefit of the doubt from press and public alike, something of which elected officials are keenly aware.’

    6. This article ran on Tuesday, 12 July, prior to the
    ‘carmageddon’ weekend in LA.

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