Strong Talk - An Inner City Highway Through Shreveport

Strong Talk - An Inner City Highway Through Shreveport

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.

How to Fight a Highway

How to Fight a Highway

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.

A "Hand Up" Through Housing

A "Hand Up" Through Housing

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.

The Allendale Garden of Hope and Love

The Allendale Garden of Hope and Love

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. 

History and Momentum in the Allendale Neighborhood

History and Momentum in the Allendale Neighborhood

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 Economics of the I-49 Connector, Part 2

The Economics of the I-49 Connector, Part 2

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.

The History of Urban Freeways: Who Counts?

The History of Urban Freeways: Who Counts?

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.

The Economics of the I-49 Connector, Part 1

The Economics of the I-49 Connector, Part 1

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.

This Week's Slackchat: An Inner City Highway in Shreveport

This Week's Slackchat: An Inner City Highway in Shreveport

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.

Shreveport's Highways at a Crossroads

Shreveport's Highways at a Crossroads

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. 

Standing for a Strong Shreveport

Standing for a Strong Shreveport

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.