Boston did it. Philly could one day do it. It’s a question of feasibility and money, but it’s not just East Coast cities that want to get their highways out of the way.
St. Louis is looking to take down part of Interstate 70 to open up access to its Gateway Arch, the park that houses it and the waterway it looks over.
Readers had strong reactions to our story late last month about removing part of I-95 to make the Delaware River more accessible. Some want the access, but not everyone wants the headache of construction or the pains of funding such an undertaking.
Things are a little further along in St. Louis, where a study has been commissioned as part of the city’s Riverfront Connection Plan. The city could one day be another model for Philadelphia to look toward if ever we were to bring down 95.