Highways gutted American cities. So why did they build them?

A story of highway engineers, institutional racism, and the auto industry.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.vox.com

Really interesting the way this story describes the birth of freeways and highways with involvement of GM, AAA and others, but apparently excluding urban planners.

On our last US road trip we missed a lot of towns because the freeways don’t go through them, one of the things frequently bemoaned by towns that used to rely on the tourists traveling Route 66.

There were some wonderful historic villages and attractions that we discovered by driving off the beaten track, but we had to go out of our way to find them.

See on Scoop.itLocation Is Everywhere

About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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