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02/25/2011: "Paradigm Change"
I just posted on our sister publication, The New Colonist, about a game-changing proposal called the "Gabriel River Infrastructure Project," or GRID, that would convert a currently bleak industrial wasteland along the San Gabriel River in eastern Los Angeles County into both an efficient freight, passenger, and utility corridor hidden beneath a riverside greenway featuring parks, bikepaths, and transit-oriented developments.

It would also make the 605 and possibly the 710 freeways redundant, potentially freeing yet more land for intelligent development that could turn at least part of Southern California into a practical cycling paradise--all while employing thousands to build and alter operate the system, while spurring small-business development in the resulting new communities.

Read about it at The New Colonist in Making Freeways Obsolete.

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