NPR: Marketplace covers NYC Freeway Removal

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This afternoon on NPR's Marketplace, Andrea Bernstein reported from New York City where there is growing momentum to remove an elevated portion of the FDR Drive.

You can listen to the piece by clicking here. Click Listen Now and go to 22:10. You can also view the Photo Gallery Slideshow.

The piece concluded:

"But around the country, mayors and governors are eying urban highway teardowns as the road to development, not congestion."

Except in Louisville, KY where outgoing Mayor Jerry Abramson has been aligned for decades with a special interest group to stop the East End Bridge.

Louisville needs to change. Louisvillians are ready for change. It's time!

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I loved this! Our Louisville "planners" are acting like they're driving with the rear-view mirror. Let's look toward the front where the future's going.

In fairness to our planners, it's not their fault, it's our Mayor's.

Would someone please call Greg Fischer and clue him in on this issue. He seems just as dead-set on building another downtown bridge as Abramson is.

Where exactly is the VISION in the ORBP proposal anyway? Stacked, elevated interstates and bridge tolls are right out of a bad, urban planning nightmare from the 70's.

Build the east-end bridge and spare downtown Louisville from Spaghetti Monstrosity.

Best,
- Chuck

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