Environmental Law and the Urban Freeway: Changing Lanes (Diritto Ambientale E Superstrade Urbane: Cambio Di Direzione)

Rivista giuridica dell ambiente, Vol.3-4, 2012, pp. 471-478

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-108

9 Pages Posted: 16 May 2013 Last revised: 13 Sep 2014

Joseph F. DiMento

University of California, Irvine - School of Law, Planning, Policy & Design, and Transportation Studies

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

One of the public policy decisions in American history with the largest impact on the quality of the urban environment was to site freeways in urban areas. In this article, after a short section on the history that brought urban freeways into existence, I briefly describe efforts now being made in some cities to come to grips with the effects of placing high speed, limited access, multi-lane roads through city centers. Imminent actions are required since many of these roads have reached their engineered life expectancies -- a half century after they were built.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Italian.

Suggested Citation

DiMento, Joseph F., Environmental Law and the Urban Freeway: Changing Lanes (Diritto Ambientale E Superstrade Urbane: Cambio Di Direzione) (2012). Rivista giuridica dell ambiente, Vol.3-4, 2012, pp. 471-478; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-108. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2265504

Joseph F. DiMento (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine - School of Law, Planning, Policy & Design, and Transportation Studies ( email )

Irvine, CA
United States
(202) 466 1135 (Phone)

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