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Old 03-30-2015, 11:21 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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I'd like if after building a freeway with light rail they say

Those roads on both sides of the freeway and those bridges above the light rail stops are for pedestrians only.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:13 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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You could have four lanes of train tracks, two would be the high speed rail. Then have expressways for the cars and one freeway would be all you would need. There would be electric bike share and driverless shuttles

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Old 04-03-2015, 03:47 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I don't see the car going away but it won't have the same degree of monopoly it now enjoys. I see future freeways having more greenscaping, light rail along side it, and wider use of car pool lanes. Just look at how large bridges for freeways have changed. Old ones had no side lane for pedestrians and had poor aesthetics. Today pedestrian paths and better looks are mandatory when a new bridge is built over a large body of water
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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You could have trains go in the middle and have tunnels for pedestrians that go to the train stops. Then have the tunnels have air conditioning and heat. Have like a x under the freeway and have skyscrapers in at the stops
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:59 PM
 
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Pedestrian only downtowns (there's downtowns at each stop), the small square's are skyscrapers. The light rail stops would be far apart and the streets are three lanes. The freeway in black would be five lanes.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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Here's a better less car version
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:21 AM
 
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If i had to guess, i would say freeways 50 years from now will be the same as they were 50 years ago; concrete/asphalt and made for cars. I hope they start to tear down freeways that cut through city centers, but besides that i don't see much of anything changing. We will likely never become this public transit based society that many of us hope for, the car is not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: bend oregon
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You are probably right, but people owning cars will go down and public transportation will get a little better. Hopefully pedestrian only downtowns become more of a thing
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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There are plans to cap freeways in Glendale (134), Hollywood (101) and DTLA (101). Luckily many of LA's freeways are sunken, so capping is a little easier. It would be great to simultaneously improve the value of property adjacent to the future parks and add much needed park space.

Here is a potential future freeway for the Los Angeles area. It is a very contentious issue, particularly because I live in an area that would be heavily effected by its construction.

Can a $5.4-billion tunnel plan fix the notorious 710 gap? - LA Times
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I see a lot more tolls in the future instead of freeways.
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