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These are America’s worst highways—and it’s time to destroy them

July 19, 2021

In this Fast Company story exploring highway removal projects, Jim Hofmann highlights our design work on the Inner Loop East Transformation in Rochester.

Removing outdated highways can have a tremendous impact on a city. In Rochester, New York, a sunken 1960s highway was transformed, spurring new development and adding Complete Streets.

Transportation engineer Jim Hofmann was interviewed by Fast Company about the design challenges of rebuilding with a clean slate once the highway was removed.

“The focus ended up being on pedestrian and bicycle access,” Jim said. In fact, since the project started in 2014, a report from the Congress for the New Urbanism states that walking in the Rochester area has increased by 50%, and biking by 60%.

Read the full story in Fast Company and learn more about our role in this transformative project.

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