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Transportation Nation

NYC to Recommend Sheridan Expressway Become Less Express, More Local

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The city wants to turn the Sheridan Expressway into a West Side highway-style boulevard. The at-grade Bronx street with lights and trees is designed to mend a neighborhood torn apart by the aborted highway, while still giving truck access to the nearby Hunts Point market.

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WNYC News

No Longer an Option, Plan to Raze Sheridan Left on Side of the Road

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New York City was studying a plan to remove the Sheridan Expressway and replace it with affordable housing, commercial space and parks in the South Bronx. But then the city decided, in the middle of the study, to take the tear-down option off the table.

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Transportation Nation

NY Mayor: Removing Sheridan Expressway Would Cause Too Much Traffic

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


New York's Mayor responded in blunt terms Wednesday to calls to tear down an aging expressway and replace it with affordable housing, schools, and park.

At an unrelated press conference on clean energy buildings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said "The traffic impact would be so dramatic on lots of neighborhood. It would be great if you didn’t happen to have-need elevated highways or even highways at ground level, it takes space you could use for other things."

Some South Bronx community leaders want the city to tear down the Sheridan, and replace it with affordable housing and parks. But the city says that option is off the table.

For more details, read our previous story about the $1.5 million study about tearing down the Sheridan, and the Community leaders pushing for the plan.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs City's Refusal to Tear Down Sheridan Expressway

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's plan on Wednesday not to remove the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, saying tearing it down would create a "dramatic" increase in traffic in the neighborhood.

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WNYC News

New York Gets Money To Look at Possible Post-Sheridan Future

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The question of whether New York will tear down the “highway to nowhere” in the Bronx is closer to being answered. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the city will receive a $1.5 million planning grant to create a neighborhood development plan for the Sheridan Expressway and Hunts Point area.

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Transportation Nation

What happens when you teardown an urban highway?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) There's a proposal in New York to tear down the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, and another to get rid of the southern tip of FDR drive. The idea of ripping down an urban highway produces a range of reactions -- from scoffing dismissal to a foaming frenzy. How can all those cars NOT clog urban streets? Turns out, in cities that have lost urban highways to earthquake, neglect, or just decisions by mayors and planners, traffic volume goes down, not up. Proponents of highway teardown say it's the road to development, not congestion. The story, on Marketplace.

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