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SAN FRANCISCO

In these cases, both freeways were dead ends into city centers, so logically diffusing into the area would make sense, in both cases, roadways were widened to six lanes in some areas.[/az_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][az_single_image image=”1127″ image_mode=”img-responsive” image_alignment=”alignleft” image_link=”no-link” target=”_self” animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][az_column_text animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”]

SEATTLE

Alaskan Way Viaduct/R99 is an old double decker elevated highway that is being demolished through a vibrant area of Seattle. One big difference from here and Dallas is that it is being REPLACED with a double decker UNDERGROUND tunnel. Now is Dallas willing to commit to this level of budget?[/az_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][az_single_image image=”1128″ image_mode=”img-responsive” image_alignment=”alignleft” image_link=”no-link” target=”_self” animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][az_column_text animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”]

DALLAS

The city has 7 main highways passing through it. people traveling through Dallas need a 360 degree level of accessability. Removing 345 would break the ring around the city center and create a wide detour for most motorists. What if you wanted to get from 75 to 30? Or the tollway to 45? Well, you can’t. well unless you wanted to travel through the downtown area, and if you drive downtown, it is already congested.[/az_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][az_single_image image=”1126″ image_mode=”img-responsive” image_alignment=”alignleft” image_link=”no-link” target=”_self” animation_loading=”no” animation_loading_effects=”fade_in”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

4 Comments

  • Agreed that the scenarios are different, but you could make the same argument in reverse about almost anything.

    People coming from 35 or the Tollway have to go around downtown to get to 45 already. I live in East Dallas, should we make Mockingbird an expressway so I can get to Love Field more quickly?

    It’s a question of economics and higher and best use. Is the goal of downtown Dallas to be a giant High-Five with skyscrapers in the middle? I would argue that we can do better.

  • “people traveling through Dallas need a 360 degree level of accessability”

    You just made the exact point proponents of this are trying to make. Why should we be concerned with people going through or around Dallas? Dallas should be the destination.

  • I have to drive around the downtown and expressway on a daily basis, the ideas are great but not realistic. Currently the whole area is backed up both in downtown and on the overpasses, how will removing one ever improve the already overburdened system?

  • There is not enough traffic going from lakewood to love field. 45, 35 and 30 are heavy transport highways. Seems like companies should be paying for part of the cost of rebuild here.

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