Posts Tagged ‘I81 Challenge’

Dubious Achievement (or just when did we become Detroit)

Friday, November 20th, 2015

We saw this article by Alana Semuels, which talks about how Syracuse is gaining a national reputation for poverty. On a more positive note, the article contained some great vintage photography by Richard Breland, and recognized the historic achievement of Manny Breland.

Syracuse Architectural Digest: The Bridge is Over?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

We recently saw these renderings of a post elevated Route 81 done by Jason Evans.  The Re-Think 81 Team envisions a boulevard style roadway that will change the way you look at Midtown Syracuse (and destinations such as Forman Park).


Dubious Achievement

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Here’s an award for our most famous freeway.

Adaptive Reuse

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Centro's SU to Destiny Route

Centro’s SU to Destiny Route: Congestive Headway Failure

Check out this recent post on Syracuse Urban Properties (aka Syrup) about using a trolley or tram to bring visitors from DestiNY USA to downtown.  We are in favor of that scenario, and would also recommend reviving OnTrack service through the city.

Anyone who’s ridden Centro’s jam-packed SU-Destiny Route on a Friday evening would agree. OnTrack would certainly be beneficial during any construction or demolition of Route I81.

Sign of the Times

Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Route 81

On Ramp

Just Above My Head

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
Sign Repair, elevated section of Route I81 North


Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Again…the debate about what to do with Route I81 I(tear it down or repair) continues.

I saw this article about the use of vacant spaces under highways in Mexico City. This option (in rethinking) could form a Down Under Route Eighty-One (D.U.R.E.O) neighborhood.

Point of View

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

West Fayette Street (Rush Hour)

West Fayette Street (Rush Hour) Tuesday

Here’s an interesting question overheard along the Connective Corridor: If downtown traffic congestion at rush hour for the past few months has been moderate to severe (690 on ramp construction), what would it look like if they tore down Route I81?

Winter Congestion

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Read this study carefully. It puts our complaints about slow winter commutes into the proper perspective.