But what if replacing urban highways with city-scaled roadways and more transit options weren’t impossible? What if we agreed that we needed to think less about the demands for infrastructure today and plan better for our lifestyles and transportation patterns 50 years from now?
It’s a question I offer ponder. After all, with the rise of tele-commuting and with changes in demographic behaviors, some of which this article mentions, highways aren’t likely to be as necessary an economic growth driver as they once were. So let’s start planning for their eventual phasing out instead of pouring millions of dollars into outdated technology.