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Old Posted Apr 11, 2011, 5:10 PM
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^ exactly. I am not sure why NOT having freeways in a city would be considered a bad thing?
Because without them, heavy truck traffic has to go through the city itself, and that is also detrimental to the urban fabric.

A city councillor here proposed banning trucks from Highway 102 to keep them out of a residential area, but that would funnel them through a village of 1,000 people 20 miles west, so now people are saying we should build a by-pass north of the city so that cross country trucks don't have to go near the urban area at all.



All of these have been proposed in some form for 30 years.
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