Short film by the Congress of New Urbanism, an advocacy group for more pedestrian friendly neighborhoods and diversity of housing types, highlighting instances where highways have decreased quality of life and property values for communities, and removing them vastly improved, well, everything. I would say, they do have a point - unless you’re travelling interstate, highways don’t always speed things along.
Fun fact from the video: Vancouver, BC doesn’t have ANY highways! And yet they get along just fine.
Extra: another video case study from the city of Portland, Oregon which also did away with certain stretches of freeway and filled in the areas with…parks. Leslie Knope would be proud.