Today and tomorrow, during the Fourth Annual Good Roads
School at the University of Idaho, Dr. L. I. Hewes of
OPRRE is the principal instructor. He lectures on "The
Highway as an Investment" and "Maintenance Organization,"
describes the Agency's 1915 and 1916 experiments, and
presents an illustrated lecture on "Road Improvement."
BPR transmits a report to Congress on "The Federal Role
in Highway Safety," concluding with a description of an
adequate program and recommendations for official action.
In a steady rain, demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway
in San Francisco begins, ending 30 years of controversy
over the elevated roadway, widely described as an
"eyesore." The freeway had been damaged by the Loma
Prieta Earthquake. (See October 17, 1989.) "This is a
good day for a rainfall . . . and it's a great day to
take down a freeway," Mayor Art Agnos says. |
|Before and after: The Embarcadero Freeway parrallels the San Francisco Ferry Building (top). The ferry building after the freeway is demolished.|
"A generation ago, people believed that they had to make a choice between our city's beauty and our city's needs. This generation says: `We won't buy that choice.'"
The Honorable Art Agnos
Mayor of San Francisco
February 27, 1991