Jul 23, 2014

The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt

Photo by waltarrrrr/Flickr; image via citylab.com

The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway tear downs don't always end in victory.

"What we don't know, however, is the story of the losers, the urban men and women who fought the freeway, unsuccessfully, on the conventional terms of political struggle, who weren't able to pack up and move on, and who channeled expressive cultural traditions to register their grievances against the presence of unwanted infrastructure."
 — citylab.com


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