In the 1960’s, fighters of urban freeways often made the point that new freeways were often “…white men’s roads through black men’s bedrooms” as well as being “slum clearance” (sic). The tendency of freeway planners to plot their lines through the least expensive areas, such as black neighborhoods, still shows up in concrete 60-70 years later. And neighborhoods next to freeways often are the least desirable, and most polluted even today in 2020.
- Links to TRAC’s Curated Rail-Related News, June-December 2020 January 16, 2021
- 70 Years of “Structural” Racism – Literally (Freeways) June 28, 2020
- High-Speed Rail’s Turning Point: California Assembly Asserts Bipartisan Control June 17, 2020
- Fear of Public Transit Got Ahead of the Evidence June 16, 2020
- Rail-Related News, Monday, June 15, 2020 Coronavirus 4 Edition June 15, 2020
- TRAC has Submitted Extensive Comments Regarding the CHSRA’s Latest Business Plan June 7, 2020
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