Dan McNichol, who has written extensively about the interstate highway system, spent nearly two years on the road, driving a 1949 Hudson, in advance of the highway system’s 60th anniversary. Today, he says Americans need a new vision of transportation that is less reliant on roads and automobiles.
Dan McNichol on the U.S. Interstate System
Excerpt from KPR:
“Dan McNichol is the author of “The Roads That Built America: The Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System,” (link is external) and he’ll be speaking tonight (THUR) at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City about how this marvel of engineering and civil planning was […]
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The Interstate System is a proper noun branding a 47,000 mile system of 62 superhighways interconnected by 55,000 bridges and 104 tunnels. Crisscrossing into every corner of America the network is marked by numbered red, white and blue shields labeling a mega internet of the most trafficked desire lines – trade routes […]