The Most Pointless Road in Baltimore

A bird's-eye view of the Highway to Nowhere


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:

Does the overgrown grass in the median count as "green space"?

For those two strips of asphalt, the authorities bulldozed 971 homes, 62 businesses, and the community they sustained.