14 November 2010

Utrecht Corrects ~ Wagenbuur on Little "Big Dig"

Thanks to David Hembrow for spotting Non-stop relaxed cycling in Utrecht and in particular Mark Wagenbuur's excellent video on the history of development in a key part of the city where today they correct 1960's vintage urban planning disasters...
"A motorway was planned on this very spot in the 1950s and 60s. When building for that road began, there were increasing protests against it and all the demolitions that went with it. The opposition became so strong, that in the 1970s the works were stopped and the road was never finished [...] It took the city 30 years to realize that it was best to reverse the situation."

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