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Advocates Share What It Takes to Fight Highway Expansions in Court 

What does it take to sue your state DOT? Time, money, the right partners, and a little creativity, a recent survey of activists found.

July 19, 2024

‘A Petition, a Website, and a T-shirt’: Ann Arbor Advocates Share Tips for Fighting Highway Expansions

Ann Arbor advocates helped get a destructive and wasteful highway expansion thrown out — and they have some ideas on how you can, too.

June 10, 2024

How to Fight a Texas-Sized Freeway Battle

A new book explores how Texas advocates are fighting back against destructive highway expansions. But what happened to those projects since it was sent to the printer?

May 7, 2024

This is What Victory Looks like, Freeway Fighters

In the end, a lot of bad freeway projects die not with a bang, but a whimper. But we still need to celebrate the win.

September 18, 2023

‘Freeway Exit’ Podcast Tells San Diego’s Freeway Histories of Growth, Displacement, and Division

"Freeways are not free. We pay for them in all kinds of ways — with our tax dollars, our time, our environment and our health."

July 13, 2023

Why Small Cities Torn Apart By Highways Need Extra Help to Heal

A new program will help smaller communities start the process of redesigning highways and other transportation investments that tore apart their communities — and shine a light on why it’s so hard for them to do it without outside help

June 12, 2023