I’m probably 80/20 in favor of tearing down the I-10 overpass above Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. My only reservation is how that traffic flow would be dispersed over ground level streets in the absence of that section of I-10. But there can be no denying an injustice was done to the Treme neighborhood when Team Eisenhower built that superhighway (never mind how it hastened white flight from the city as a whole). I’m kind of stunned there’s serious discussion about tearing it down (the looming $500 million in maintenance costs might be a factor).

The video below from The Congress for the New Urbanism provides a quick overview of where things stand:

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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