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Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Should SF Tear Down Part of I-280?


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The tail end of I-280 passes over Mission Creek, south of King St.
Dan Backman/Flickr
The tail end of I-280 passes over Mission Creek, south of King St.

San Francisco has a history of tearing down freeways. In the 1990s, both the Embarcadero Freeway and the Central Freeway were torn down after being damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Now, Mayor Ed Lee's office is floating a new plan to raze the tail end of Interstate 280 as a way to make the surrounding neighborhood more walkable and livable, and to spur development. But the plan would mean moving an important Caltrain railyard, and critics worry about how surface streets will handle the increased traffic.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jayme Ackemann, communications manager for Caltrain
  • John Rahaim, director of planning for the City and County of San Francisco

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