First Advisor

Aaron Golub

Date of Award

5-22-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Urban and Public Affairs and University Honors

Department

Urban Affairs

Subjects

Transportation -- Oregon -- Planning, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Roads -- Oregon -- Portland -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects, Roads -- Oregon -- Portland -- Design and construction -- Social aspects

DOI

10.15760/honors.882

Abstract

To this day highway expansion remains one of the primary techniques employed to combat urban automobile congestion during peak hours. This paper examines the cultural and environmental shortcomings of Portland, Oregon's I-5 highway expansion project. Research for this paper primarily cites existing academic studies relating to highway expansion, Portland's complicated relationship with urban renewal, and highway expansion alternatives. The evidence suggests that Oregon's expansion project would have less than optimal impact and the resources could be used better elsewhere.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33080

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