Saturday, October 11, 2008

The first road built just for cars turns 100

The Long Island Motor Parkway was built 100 years ago and is considered the first road built exclusively for cars. It was privately built as a high speed toll way but never made any money.

Designing a road for the automobile first was a technological innovation that clearly changed how the structure of our transportation system. High speed, limited access roads are an important feature in our current networks, so much so that it's easy to forget that they are relatively recent.
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