Hear how local leaders in Louisiana are fighting the I-49 Connector, an urban highway expansion project that is threatening the vibrant, predominantly Black neighborhood of Allendale.
Series: The Economics of the I-49 Connector (Shreveport)
The new infrastructure bill will have big goals. But big new road projects won’t actually help us meet those goals.
The State of Texas is prepared to fully fund a massive freeway widening project through the heart of Austin. Have we learned nothing? (Answer: apparently not.)
Austin needs to demand a better I-35, where the health and well-being of our neighborhoods and communities are prioritized just as much as long distance vehicle trips.
Other Case Studies & Examples
Veteran advocates for a sane and financially sustainable transportation policy in Washington State see a chance to turn crisis into opportunity. And they're hoping to get state leaders to see it too.
One vision is for a place where people can walk, bike, and spend time (and dollars at local businesses). The other is for a busy road expansion that will move a lot of traffic. Hear how two Strong Towns advocates are fighting the good fight in Erie, Pennsylvania.
While new transportation funding is needed, more money without significant reform is worse than no funding at all. We need to continue to oppose all of these funding efforts until serious reform is on the table.
In this presentation from our 2017 Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ashwat Anandanarayanan discusses his organization's work to fight expensive and wasteful highway projects using legal action and community organizing.