Joe Urban | Sam Newberg, Urbanist

Freeways Have No Place in Cities

Dateline: 1:55 pm August 22, 2012 Filed under:

Take a look at this map and tell me what is missing? If you guessed freeways, you are correct. This is a section of south Minneapolis on the City of Minneapolis Bicycle Map. You can find the online version and printable PDFs here. In this case, freeways are difficult to see – I really had to look to find them – it’s like they aren’t there. They appear more like an abondoned railroad would on a standard street map – there is nothing there but space. You only notice freeways because the urban grid doesn’t cross at every street. Otherwise…