Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Highway Revolts

Massive Highway Expansion Threatens to Destroy Tampa Neighborhoods

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Most people still think of Tampa as a sprawling, car-centric town, but that is starting to change. In 2014, Smart Growth America [PDF] found that Tampa is shifting toward a more walkable development pattern. The city is starting to build out a bicycle network, and its Riverwalk project is bringing people out to stroll downtown. Tampa’s recent progress could be overwhelmed, however, […]

The Grassroots Triumph Over a Ruinous Highway Plan for Charleston

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Highway opponents in Charleston, South Carolina, “beat Goliath.” That’s how the Post and Courier described the finale of a long grassroots campaign to stop the extension of I-526 into Johns Island and James Island. Local officials made it official earlier this month: There will be no highway through the historic island communities outside Charleston. They conceded as much after learning the […]