Put a Lid On It! Let’s Reunite the Neighborhoods on Both Sides of I-280!

FeaturedThe Columbus cap is straightforward and not too fancy, but it it greatly improved the looks and usefulness of the air above a freeway in Columbus, Ohio.

https://youtu.be/kitTWh1Wql8?rel=0 (note, this is an abbreviated version of the original video - to see the full length video, go to: https://youtu.be/M9Xg5y9KKL8) Printable Flyer - Capping the Freeway Printable Flyer - Freeway within a Freeway Imagine what life was like before I-280. For some of us, we have distant childhood memories of orchards and neighborhoods of … Continue reading Put a Lid On It! Let’s Reunite the Neighborhoods on Both Sides of I-280!


Not a Transportation Project, But a Complex Urban Design Project

Teralta Park in San Diego; a successful park cap that spurred other development.

Caltrans Stephen Alvarez & San Diego Housing Federation Stephen Russell discuss the creation of a park-covered freeway cap over I-15 in San Diego.  This required a multi-disciplinary effort and included integration with a transit plaza in a park deficient area, known as Teralta Park.

The Book on Freeway Caps

A book about how to plan, finance and build freeway caps is soon-to-be published. The author is looking for feedback on each of the chapters, which are listed below. Check it out and provide feedback at: https://urbdezine.com/2018/05/23/how-to-build-a-freeway-cap/ Introduction Chapter 1 – Background Chapter 2 – What’s Elsewhere Chapter 3 – Planning to Build in a … Continue reading The Book on Freeway Caps

Buildings over Buckhead

Example of the Atlanta Financial Center over the 400 Parkway in Atlanta.

Thanks Carlin for pointing this one out.  Here is a great example of buildings, garage and a transit station in car-happy, Atlanta; specifically, the ritzy Buckhead area. Note, the above picture shows only half of the roadway, as MARTA is in the centerlane, similar to the Freeway within a Freeway concept. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Financial_Center https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8510817,-84.368755,316a,35y,180h,39.31t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en And here … Continue reading Buildings over Buckhead