A chance to reclaim the Esplanade
Hulking roadways are decaying across the Boston area. The Longfellow Bridge, Storrow Drive and Somerville’s McGrath-O’Brien Highway will all require major reconstruction efforts within the next several years. The end of these structures’ usable lives presents an opportunity - to correct past mistakes, reduce our over-reliance on automobiles, and make our cities more lively places. It’s the opportunity to swap engineering from the 1950s with modern, human-scale design.