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Rethinking America's HighwaysA 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure$
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Robert W. Poole Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226557571

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001

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Transforming Urban Freeways

Transforming Urban Freeways

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(p.236) Chapter Ten Transforming Urban Freeways
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Rethinking America's Highways
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Robert W. Poole Jr.

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0010

Early plans envisioned a network of parkways, not the huge freeways that were built. This chapter suggests modifying existing freeways via elevated lanes, tunnels, deck and lids, to close gaps and add some capacity without destroying any more neighborhoods. Congestion would be addressed via networks of express toll lanes. Managed arterials would supplement the revamped freeways.

Keywords:   Urban parkways, Tunnels, Elevated lanes, Managed arterials, Express toll networks, Tolling interoperability, Toll feasibility, Transition steps

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