A Plan in New Haven to Right a Highway’s Wrong

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: General

In the 1950s, this city, like others, believed that the best way to get people back from the suburbs was to build more highways.

A result was the Oak Street Connector, a limited-access spur off Interstate 95 leading to the central business district. The thought was to make it easy for suburbanites to drive in and spend money downtown, instead of at new shopping centers on the outskirts.

But like other urban renewal projects from the era, what seemed like a good idea at the time is now considered by many to have been a big mistake.

via A Plan in New Haven to Right a Highway’s Wrong – NYTimes.com.

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