Update San Francisco: Freeway Removal in Palo Alto
Today I was doing some experimentation on removing freeways and supplementing the neighborhood with upgraded light-rail/streetcars:
I tested this on a pretty ugly freeway intersection complex in Palo Alto:
and its connection to the central freeway:
I removed all of the freeways and replaced with a divided highway with light-rail street cars in the median:
I’d still like to work on the shore-line freeway by either removing entirely or cleaning up their approaches and ramps from the new highway. I may implement this into the city–but i’d like to test on more areas to see how traffic changes. I’ve noticed more people are using street-cars and light-rail and it’s not creating too much traffic so far.