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We spent the week discussing a proposed inner-city highway in Shreveport, LA. Here are the highlights.
In this episode, we chat with two Shreveport residents who have been fighting this project: John Perkins and Dorothy Wiley. They discuss the process thusfar, what they've done to oppose the highway, and why they love Allendale.
Here's a recap of our work on the proposed I-49 inner city connector in Shreveport, LA, plus ways you can help fight this project.
The Strong Towns' community shows what Allendale has in common with their own towns.
Here's what Shreveport residents are saying in support of the I-49 inner city highway and why their arguments are flawed.
The Fuller Center for Housing has helped dozens of Allendale families build and own their own homes and they have high hopes for the neighborhood. But until the I-49 connector is put to rest, investment in the area will be stifled.
To lose this garden because of an unnecessary inner city highway would not just be a loss of beauty and fresh food, it would also be a loss of neighborhood history, positivity and fellowship.
The Allendale neighborhood of Shreveport, LA has a rich history of both good times and hardship. Today, the area is on the rise with low crime and new investment. But an expensive highway project threatens to shut all that down.
The probability of the I-49 Inner City Connector creating 30,600 new jobs that would not have simply occurred somewhere else or are just being shifted from one now blighted place to the study area is precisely zero.
John Press, a Shreveport resident who formerly served at the Fuller Center for Housing, discusses the impact that the I-49 highway would have on home values and housing stability.
Commissioner Steven Jackson shares his thoughts on the I-49 project, the impact of Shreveport's existing inner city highways and what makes Allendale a special neighborhood.
Shreveport activist, Dorothy Wiley, discusses her love for her neighborhood and her work to help save it from being destroyed by a highway.
The only problem this highway project seeks to solve is, "How do we move more vehicles through Shreveport?" The perspective of residents whose neighborhood would be destroyed by the highway seems to count for nothing.
Chuck and Rachel discuss a proposed inner city highway project in Shreveport, LA—which is the focus of Strong Towns' work this week.
Highway project proponents convert very small amounts of time savings into cash equivalents to show all the benefit a project is creating. In the case of the I49 connector, it barely even passes this phony test.
Use the hashtag #MyCityisShreveport and tell us about the impact of urban highways in your city.
This week, we're focusing on a proposed inner-city highway connector in Shreveport, LA. On Thursday, two Strong Towns members who live in Shreveport will lead a discussion about this project and what's being done to stop it.
For the past seven years, a David & Goliath struggle has taken place in Shreveport—Louisiana’s third largest city—over a proposal to build a 3.6 mile long innercity connector (ICC) for Interstate 49 North.
Building a highway through the heart of Shreveport, LA will destroy a strong neighborhood at a high cost. We're going to explore that story this week and show what's wrong with the plan.
This week, we shared our 2016 annual report, talked about the value of buying local, and discussed the Oroville Dam in California.
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Strong Towns member Steve Shultis compares death rates of homicides vs. car crashes, and the media coverage of these.