Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Doctrinaire Anti-New-Highway Position

From the D.C. Statehood Green Party Platform

There should be no construction of new highways through or around the city.

That's a position that altogether ignores footprint considerations, directly and indirectly, thereby ignoring the differences between a freeway through thousands of dwellings and or Rock Creek Park versus a tunnel under K Street or along a railroad corridor. Or the difference between roads serving the urban core versus those that bypass it, such as D.C. I-95 and the I-66 K Street-New York Avenue Tunnel versus the ICC, let alone the Western Transportation Corridor in Virginia.

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