This article examines the history and future of freeway design, tracking its evolution from early parkways to the Interstate Highway System to the potential freeways to come. A mix of infrastructure, architecture and landscape, freeways have had an indelible impact on urban development throughout California and beyond. By understanding the development and design of freeways over the decades, we can better determine what we want this infrastructure to become in the near future.
Take the Parkway to the Freeway to the Automated Roadway: The past and future of freeway landscapes
Nate Berg is a journalist covering cities, architecture, and urban planning. His work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, the Guardian, and many others.
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Nate Berg; Take the Parkway to the Freeway to the Automated Roadway: The past and future of freeway landscapes. Boom 1 March 2016; 6 (1): 45–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.45
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