Monuments to mobility, 20th century freeways were threaded through pre-existing cities and neighborhoods. Intentionally positioned as tools of segregation and division, highway infrastructure in Ten Across cities such as Houston, Los Angeles, and New Orleans etched deep socio-economic scars which are still felt today.
A crusade to defeat the legacy of highways rammed through poor neighborhoods. Washington Post (Ashley Halsey III), Mar. 29, 2016.
People, primarily minority, displaced by 20th century freeway construction in Los Angeles
Source They Moved Mountains (And People) To Build L.A.’s Freeways. Gizmodo (Nathan Masters), Mar. 17, 2014.