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Detroit Considering Converting Freeway to Pedestrian Street

Detroit Considering Converting Freeway to Pedestrian Street
Detroit Considering Converting Freeway to Pedestrian Street, Detroit's I-375. Via Flickr CC User. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Detroit's I-375. Via Flickr CC User. Used under Creative Commons

According to John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit may soon be removing one of its downtown freeways, the I-375, and converting the trench-like road into a more pedestrian friendly surface level street. The change could be a boon to residents of nearby areas such as Lafayette Park and Eastern Market, which were cut off when the road was built in 1964, and follows a wider trend of cities removing freeways in order to regenerate downtown areas. The city government is currently working with major stakeholders to investigate the potential effects of the change, with a proposal due for summer 2014. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Detroit Considering Converting Freeway to Pedestrian Street" 06 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/455486/detroit-considering-converting-freeway-to-pedestrian-street/> ISSN 0719-8884
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