Ground-Level Tenacity

King, John
April 2007
Planning;Apr2007, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p19
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the efforts of numerous planners, officials, agencies, and community groups to build Octavia Boulevard in San Francisco, California. The Octavia Boulevard-Central Freeway Replacement Project has received the 2007 National Planning Achievement Award for Hard-Won Victories. After the victory of boulevard supporters, the California Department of Transportation and four city agencies had to figure out how to collaborate on the project. The Octavia Boulevard has medians landscaped with elms and poplars that offer a special buffer between the commuter and local lanes. In addition, the boulevard culminates at small green space named in honor of Patricia Walkup, a neighborhood activist.


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