SAN FRANCISCO FREEWAY REVOLT

A REVIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO'S EXPERIENCE WITH CITIZEN OPPOSITION TO FREEWAY PLANS SHOWS SOME PITFALLS TO AVOID IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. POSTWAR PLANS WERE DEVELOPED FOR A CITY-WIDE NETWORK OF PARKWAYS, BUT THE IMPACT OF INTERSTATE MONIES AND STANDARDS AS WELL AS STATE DESIGN AND RIGHT-OF-WAY CONSTRAINTS ALTERED THE PLANS. LOCAL CITIZEN GROUPS, NEVER CONSULTED IN THE PLANNING OR DESIGN, FORMED CITY-WIDE ALLIANCES TO STOP CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF FREEWAYS, AND FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING WAS WITHDRAWN LEAVING THE CITY WITHOUT AN ADEQUATE FREEWAY NETWORK. /ASCE/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 97, No TE1, PROC PAPER NO 7876, PP 133-144, 5 FIG,
  • Authors:
    • Lathrop, W H
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Accession Number: 00240668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM