Episode 11

Over and Under

Streets and freeways form the rivers of life running to and through our city centers. How do we make them better? We look at improvements to three main streets, celebrate the removal of elevated freeways and learn what can be done over and under roadways in the inner city.

Main Streets

Cities are often defined by their main streets – we look at how three have tried to shine brighter lights and take the drag out of their main drags.

  • Tryon Street: Charlotte

  • Euclid Avenue: Cleveland

  • Nicollet Mall: Minneapolis

Freeways Down

Removing freeways from crowded cites helps re-connect neighborhoods and open up waterfronts. We learn what is possible and what may not be feasible in three disparate locales.

  • I-345: Dallas

  • Park East: Milwaukee

  • Central Freeway: San Francisco

Freeways Greened

Capping sunken freeways to create new open space and even commercial zones is taking hold in several cities. Others have taken to enlivening the spaces underneath overhead highways.

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway: Boston

  • Klyde Warren Park: Dallas

  • Bentway: Toronto

  • Tryon Street: Charlotte
  • Euclid Avenue: Cleveland
  • Nicollet Mall: Minneapolis
  • I-345: Dallas
  • Park East: Milwaukee
  • Central Freeway: San Francisco
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway: Boston
  • Klyde Warren Park: Dallas
  • Bentway: Toronto