15 Apr '11, 9pm

Fight traffic with a wrecking ball:

Fight traffic with a wrecking ball:

A particularly dramatic case in point comes to us from traffic-clogged Seoul, Korea, where a few years ago a handful of "crazy" visionaries in the transport department somehow managed to sell a new mayor on the demolition of an elevated downtown highway. Fast-forward to today: the highway's gone, a formerly paved-over river has been rehabilitated, the resulting green space is a source of urban pride, and — wait for it — motor vehicle travel times have actually improved in the neighborhood of the old highway.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/the-be...

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