Resizing Infrastructure in New Orleans (op-ed)
Urban Conservancy Executive Director, Dana Eness, provides comment to The Advocate regarding roadway infrastructure in New Orleans and transition towards municipal water management:
Dana Eness on New Orleans Infrastructure Needs
- New Orleans claims 1,450 square feet of road surface per person; the highest ratio of pavement per person in the country.
- The majority of our transportation infrastructure was built in the 1960’s with population projections of 1 million residents. The city currently has less than 400,00 people. We are taxing ourselves to maintain an over-sized street system.
- Reducing the sizes of roadways provides space for municipal water management installations and multi-modal transportation opportunities.
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