Bumper to bumper traffic on the westbound Santa Monica Freeway in 1970, four years after its opening. Courtesy of the Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.
Bridges and Walls: The Future of Freeways
From this Episode:
The health impact of living near freeways
Studies have shown that living near freeways can lead to all sorts of negative health outcomes, from asthma and heart attacks to pre-term births and even autism. There’s...
Freeways used to symbolize freedom. Not anymore.
Freeways were originally conceived as part of a vision for a better tomorrow.
A new freeway proposed for the High Desert
With all the complaints about traffic jams and the push for multimodal transit alternatives, you might think we’ve gotten past the era of building new freeways in Southern...