And it puts some perspective on something that most of us don't think about too often - at least not before the current rebuild of I-15 got under way. This has become something of a classic. Forest Service's road policies in public lands. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Lewis criticizes McDonald for being too reactive, and points out that he ignored the possibility that limited access toll roads would encourage more driving, thereby raising the toll money needed to pay off their construction. Out of print but available in libraries or through inter-library loan.
I got tired of hearing about how the interstate had homogenized America and made it more ugly. The routes had been proposed by the State highway agencies and reviewed by the Department of Defense. McNichol, Dan, The Big Dig at Night, Silver Lining Books, 2001. Draws on cultural landscape analysis, ethnography, and planning history to study the Capital Beltway as a physical artifact and a social institution. The East Hartford to Bolton segment was renumbered as I-384. . Like our cars, whose fins could not be too high, they made a statement with adolescent vigor.
Return to Return to the essay, E-mail new link suggestions to: 7 Alexander Drive, P. A two-part article about the life of a trucker on the Nation's Interstate highways. Essential to understanding how the Interstate System came about. Witzel, Michael Karl and Steil, Tim, Americana: Roadside Memories, Lowe and B. Section 1211 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century P. Lewis, Tom, Divided Highways: The Interstate Highway System and the Transformation of American Life, Viking Press, 1997. The individual is made to count for less.
Useful as a history of how the interstates happened, Divided Highways deserves praise for hailing the interstate system while simultaneously delivering the stories of people disrupted by it and rebelling against it. These additions were included in the 1961 Interstate Cost Estimate. The story of the highways begins with the automobile, of course, since before then road building wasn't a priority: given the distances involved. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 -- increased the Howard-Cramer mileage ceiling to 500 miles. Excellent scholarly history of the origins of the Interstate System, with a chapter on its construction.
Hott and Tom Lewis, 1997. There is little to commend this book to the everyday reader- unless that everyday reader is as infatuated with the interstate highway system Labels: Good, detailed overview of the building of the Interstate system. This appears to be a real possibility to me; Lewis indicates that several states, such as New York, Ohio, and Indiana, were buidling limited access toll roads, on the Pennsylvania model, before the Eisenhower program. But, as pointed out in the documentary, the bill - which guaranteed education, housing and business loans to 15 million veterans - helped create the largest middle class in the world. From the Animal Protection Institute.
The interstate system didn't just connect cities; from the beginning, many cut through cities themselves, becoming a kind of rapid transit system. I don't believe, based on what Lewis wrote, that the interstates killed passenger railroad service, because he says it went into a notable decline in the 1920s. He worked closely with state highway departments to adopt common standards, make sure roads connected at state borders, and of course help fund construction. Conceived of in wartime as a way to quickly move troops and supplies, America's interstate highway system transformed the country and its culture in many unforeseen ways. Davies, Pete, American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age, Henry Holt and Company, 2002.
Other drivers followed suit in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Nebraska, Connecticut, and Delaware. I pride myself on not needing a highway to get to or from work, but take perverse pride in living less then two hundred feet from Interstate 5. Classic work on the subject. Too bad I only read one book every couple of weeks. Louis, Missouri, and the addition of 6.
Category: Social Science Author : Lindsey A. McPhee, John, Annals of the Former World, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. Roosevelt appointed a National Interregional Highway Committee, headed by Commissioner of Public Roads Thomas H. Even more than the train and the plane, it has pulled the American people together. But there's one big difference. Lewis, Tom, Divided Highways: The Interstate Highway System and the Transformation of American Life, Viking Press, 1997.
In Divided Highways, Tom Lewis tells the story of that system's creation, inside a broader history of how motoring in general transformed American life. As mentioned, Lewis also comments on the ongoing transformation of American society, the rise of franchise chain stores and the like. Under the leadership of President Eisenhower, the question of how to fund the Interstate System was resolved with enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The States and the Interstates: Research on the Planning, Design and Construction of the Interstate and Defense Highway System, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1991. Lewis nicely describes the resistance put up in New Orleans to putting in an interstate that would have been adjacent to Jackson Square.
The excellent writer, McPhee, travels the country with a trucker and his 65-foot chemical tanker. Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 P. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. D Thesis, Columbia University, 1973. Either way you want to slice it- that's nearly three hundred pages on the building of interstate highway's in the United States. Eisenhower cutting the ceremonial ribbon along the first interstate, and continues the joyride through the next four decades.