The Western Distributor in Sydney wouldn’t be the first urban freeway to be dismantled so a community could access the waterfront. The Embarcadero Freeway in SF was demolished after an earthquake in 1989. The Miller Freeway in NYC has become a successful waterfront park and recreation area. And, tearing down the Central Artery in Boston created the possibility of reconnecting the rest of the city center to Rowe’s Wharf, which now boasts unobstructed views of the Boston Harbor.
From the Press Release:
“Imagine a new green space almost the size of Hyde Park at Darling Harbour and the Western Distributor buried so the city is reconnected to our harbour.
This is just one of the visionary project ideas put forward as part of the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision.”