The omnipotent self-important state highway pinheads who want to widen major freeways in southern California should rethink their road and transportation strategy. More and/or wider freeways, as they propose, only serve to congest and pollute. It would place more diesel belching stinky trucks traveling over already polluted highways. Plus remove by demolishing low income houses and displacing thousands of people. People who couldn’t necessarily find reasonable and affordable housing near their jobs. Possibly becoming homeless in the process.
Here is what I suggest. It’s oh so simple. Dismantle and tear down the freeways. Could you possibly imagine the vast land these wide ribbons of concrete cover. It could open up thousands and thousands of acres of land for new housing and businesses. Creating a land boom. Real Estate developers would wet their pants over this. Thousands more homes could be built. Medium and large businesses could be built not far from housing areas. Creating a short commute and no need for freeways. Resulting in manufacturing goods right here instead of shipping goods from China and trucking the goods across most of southern California.
This in itself could put tens of thousands of folks to work and make their lives a bit easier. Shorter commutes. Less pollution. Less honking. More smiling faces.