Originally Posted by ozone
Have you even been to San Francisco Justbuildit? I remember the Embarcadero Freeway. If you'd been around then I doubt you would have made that statement. The only thing the freeway made better was the Vaillancourt Fountain @ Herman Plaza. There was something cool about the way the big ugly fountain juxtaposed with the big ugly freeway overhead. But I'll take the unobstructed view of the of the Ferry Building, open waterfront, sunshine, palm trees, etc. over that any day. Freeway expansion in San Francisco is unnecessary since it's on the edge of the Continent and there's no traffic passing through to get somewhere else. Somehow people have been finding their way across the Golden Gate Bridge without the aid of a massive freeway for 79 years.
Seeing as how the Bay Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in the country, not even including Golden Gate Bridge traffic, your comment is non- sensical.
Ever been down 19th ave? A freeway (whether it be underground or above ground) would do a lot for the traffic congestion that backs up the entire peninsula. 19th ave. is the deadliest street in SF for pedestrians because of this. Freeways, when constructed intelligently, are not inherently bad.