City of St. Louis to study tearing down portion of highway that limits pedestrian access to riverfront park

“The big news out of St. Louis over the past year has been the city’s plans to redesign the park that houses its signature Gateway Arch,” says StreetsBlog.

“And the most exciting aspect is the potential elimination of a portion of urban highway that restricts pedestrian access between downtown St. Louis and this riverfront landmark.”

Read the full StreetsBlog post, which contains links to stories in several relevant St. Louis publications, here.

PlanPhilly wrote about a recent symposium on the future of I-95 here, and PlanPhilly blog partner, Ashley Hahn at Eyes On The Street wrote it here.  Some in this city have called for burying part of the highway or replacing it with a street-level boulevard, while others, including PennDOT, have said the highway is here to stay.

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