the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. Detroit Considering Converting Freeway to Pedestrian Street

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.

About this author
Rory Stott
Author
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
Read comments