There’s every reason not to build a freeway through a poor, mostly-black neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana. So why is the state government taking money away from needed maintenance to push this bad project forward?
Strong Towns’ coverage is part of a national report on wasteful highway spending.
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Shreveport could do an annexation that benefits the city, its residents and its businesses over the long term.
Leaders in Shreveport, Louisiana want to construct a new highway right through the heart of their city. And the economic arguments they're using to justify it are completely bogus.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.
When I moved to a new city, the biggest change I experienced was a shift from commuting via car in a suburban metropolis to commuting on foot in a small downtown. That shift helped me see the world differently.
A Strong Towns-inspired group is making waves in Shreveport, LA.
Strong Towns provided a foundation for residents in this Shreveport, LA neighborhood to fight back against a harmful and expensive highway project.
The City of Shreveport's dishonest and petty actions may be the death of an inner city highway project, but the fight isn't over yet.
Shreveport is overwhelmed -- except for a short period of time in a limited space -- with excess auto capacity, yet the I-49 Connector economic impact report cites a study of French cities to suggest more capacity is needed. C’est pas vrai.
In this episode, we chat with two Shreveport residents about what they've done to oppose the I-49 highway highway and why the love the Allendale neighborhood it would destroy.
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.