About This Show
The intersection of cities and friendship. MuniciPals is a podcast hosted somewhere in the ether between New York and Washington, DC. Every month David, Dylan, and Brit pick a couple of topics to delve into around urban planning, policy, and design. Content Warning: This podcast contains dad jokes and rap air horns. Comments? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Episode 06: Highway Capping
MuniciPal's own David Meni at Klyde Warren park, a great example of the topic we're covering today.
Ever look at that highway in your home town or city and wish there was a park there instead? Turns out, cities all over America are doing just that by covering highways in public parks. But do these projects rejuvenate their communities? Or are they simply applying a bandaid over deeper problems? This episode, David runs us through the idea of highway capping and talks through some examples all over the country, including Boston, Los Angeles, and St. Louis.Further Reading:- Atlanta's project "The Stitch"- Five Cities Turning Ugly Overpasses Into Vibrant Parks- Work Begins to Put Huge Park on Top of the 101 in Hollywood- The Case for Removing the 280 Freeway in San Francisco- Why Would You Have a Highway Run Through a City?- Case Studies in Urban Freeway Removal (PDF)-&nbs