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Jon Talton

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December 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The Eastside and the economics of freeways

We know going all the way back to Robert Moses in 1930s New York City that freeways bring unintended consequences. First, they destroy city neighborhoods and outlying farmland and rural areas. Second, they are actually congestion generators. Every time one is widened, it soon causes more traffic jams. That’s why if the people on the Eastside…


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