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Highways Archives — Broken Sidewalk

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Tonight! KY Place documentary series tackles the Ninth Street Divide

"The history of the 9th Street Divide starts with urban renewal. Around that time period, cities around the country decided they were going to...

Woman walking on Dixie Highway killed by motorist

In early May, a woman walking along Dixie Highway near Farnsley Road in Shively was struck and killed by a motorist. The incident took...

Watch America’s 20th century highway building binge unfold in four minutes

Today, a lot of us are left scratching our heads about why previous generations decided to build Interstate Highways where we did—like along Louisville's Ohio...

New aerials show Spaghetti Junction’s enormous footprint in Downtown Louisville

When you're zooming through Spaghetti Junction for most of the day when there's no traffic, it might seem like the tangle of highway ramps...

Reducing congestion: Katy didn’t: How 23 lanes of highway induce demand...

Here’s a highway success story, as told by the folks who build highways. Several years ago, the Katy Freeway in Houston was a major traffic...

Infographic: Land Use and Retail Frontage

It's pretty interesting to compare the different space requirements of various urban typologies. In the example above, the yellow lines represent (potential) retail frontage...

Bridges Project Turns Second Street Bridge Into An Off-Ramp

It's been a while since I dissected the unpublicized and unknown components of the Ohio River Bridges Project (the really scary stuff is over...

Another Call For A Toll Free Bridges Solution

Steve Wiser, a local architect, historian, and occasional contributor to Broken Sidewalk, has been tweaking his proposal for a solution to the Ohio River Bridges...

How 8664.org Will One Day Become Obvious

One day Louisville will collectively look up on an unencumbered Great Lawn and think, "Well, that was obvious." I'm, of course, talking about the...