The State of the Interstate

Youngerman, Zachary
September 2010
Next American City;Fall2010, Issue 28, p25
The article examines the dispute on whether it is cheaper to dismantle the I-10 interstate freeway in New Orleans, Louisiana than to rehabilitate it. Two plans reportedly suggest replacing the interstate with a pedestrian-friendly design that also considers the neighborhood's history and which would add only eight minutes to commute times. On the other hand, Gentilly and New Orleans East civic leaders claim that the interstate's removal would mean a longer commute for residents, already isolated and ignored after Hurricane Katrina.


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