Last week I wrote a story about West Baltimore's infamous Highway to Nowhere: a 1.4-mile freeway that runs between two parallel streets, dumping drivers back on the same road they started from. It didn't occur to me when I posted it, but the simplest way to illustrate the sheer uselessness of this highway is with an aerial view:
For those two strips of asphalt, the authorities bulldozed 971 homes, 62 businesses, and the community they sustained.
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