Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Urban and Public Affairs and University Honors
Urban Studies and Planning
Interstate 5, Highway planning -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Express highways -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Design and construction, Express highways -- Social aspects, Express highways -- Environmental aspects, Urban renewal
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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Ashmore, Mason, "Portland’s I-5 Expansion: Evaluating the Environmental and Cultural Impact of ODOT's Rose Quarter Improvement Plan" (2020). University Honors Theses. Paper 861.