Biden Awards Over $100M To Dismantle ‘Racist’ Highway In Detroit


The Biden administration has allocated more than $100 million out of last years’ bipartisan infrastructure bill to dismantle a mile-long highway in Detroit, MI which has been long-deemed racist. A total of 26 projects were approved.

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We should not be surprised as it was announced back in November of 2021 of the intention. Considering all of the bridges that are desperately in need of repair this is typical Progressive logic. For Detroit? Is there no better use of funding? 

And this is only the beginning of dismantling our infrastructure. Mr. Pete has been clear he wants road traffic bollixed up to make people take public transportation and out of cars. The concerns from those living there now is that they will be be ultimately forced to move out because of the gentrification that will occur.

Add a little gift for the Michigan Governor Whitmer just in time for the fall election.

Here we go:

Racial justice advocates say the freeway was constructed to facilitate ‘white flight’ and deprive black communities of housing and commercial opportunities, as more than 100,000 black residents were displaced by a barrier between downtown Detroit and communities to the east.

On Thursday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told the Associated Press that $106.4 million in federal funds, which will allow Michigan to move forward on its $270 million effort to transform the stretch into a street-level boulevard. The project will reconnect surrounding neighborhoods and add bike lanes.

That said, some have warned that Michigan’s plan to build a six-lane city boulevard risks replacing one busy roadway with another – while many longtime black residents worry they may be priced out of the city as the improvements will lead to gentrification. 

The highway removal is slated to begin as soon as 2025, two years sooner than expected, with construction finishing by 2028.  Read more

“Plan to dismantle a 1-mile-long depressed freeway that was built in Detroit by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago is a big winner of federal money.”

The first seconds of the clip are closed caption due to poor sound quality, then Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg makes his pitch and the sound is fine. The statement by the Detroit Mayor “Reconnecting communities” No, the upper rich will move in. 

 

Flashback:

Secretary Pete: ‘Remove City Highways To Fix Racial Inequities’

A comment first:

Hey Pete, Those of us alive at the time know this.  That Parkway & others in cities across America, were built for Automobiles Only. No trucks No buses. Twas so the family could take a trip in a car w/out dealing w/ 24k-40k lb trucks wearing out the road & spewing diesel. Fyi.  Don’t the low bridges block white kids too?? A reply: I’m black. Been black all my life. I know how to drive a car.

We pick up the story line from the NYT:

In the past, “we created a way for people to get on a highway and go directly out of our community,” she said, adding that highways also created “barriers that were really detrimental to the communities left behind.”

Now, Rochester is trying a different approach: Instead of moving people in and out of downtown as quickly as possible, the city is trying to make downtown a more livable place.

The highway removal and other deconstruction projects are part of a long-term plan for a city still struggling to come back from years of economic and population decline. The big bet: Rebuilding more walkable, bikeable and connected neighborhoods will attract new investment and new residents. And city officials hope it might even reduce car-dependence in the long run.

More New York Times

The real agenda:

 

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Just a refresher regarding the agenda.

New York City has intentionally caused the traffic nightmare

Time for some traffic problems in Manhattan!

City officials have intentionally ground Midtown to a halt with the hidden purpose of making drivers so miserable that they leave their cars at home and turn to mass transit or bicycles, high-level sources told The Post.

Today’s gridlock is the result of an effort by the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations over more than a decade of redesigning streets and ramping up police efforts, the sources said.

“The traffic is being engineered,” a former top NYPD official told The Post, explaining a long-term plan that began under Mayor Mike Bloomberg and hasn’t slowed with Mayor de Blasio.

“The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” the former official said.

“There’s a reduction in capacity through the introduction of bike lanes and streets and lanes being closed down.”

The goal of the jammed traffic is to shift as many drivers as possible to public transit or bicycles.

More NY Post with the details of how they are carrying out their plan.

 

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25 Responses to “Biden Awards Over $100M To Dismantle ‘Racist’ Highway In Detroit”

  1. Weekend Links News/Commentary - The DaleyGator Says:

    […] Bunkerville notes Team Mumbles and Stumbles war on RAAAAACIST highways. YES, really […]

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  2. Mustang Says:

    Urban planning requires advanced degrees, but unlike many others, few of these urban planning experts understand (or care about) the other factors that affect our (collective) quality of life. Who doesn’t want community parks where families can picnic, play softball, or jog? And shouldn’t such parks reflect the neighborhood where we live? Should I have to drive the family across town to enjoy a summer afternoon with my wife and kids? So, whoever argues against such urban planning is obviously a social malcontent who ought to be taken out and shot.

    EXCEPT, what happens when you’ve spent several million dollars putting together a utopian community, complete with a park and athletic facilities, only to have those taken over by graffiti artists, drug dealers, rapists, pedophiles, racialists, faggots, and unrestrained dogs shitting wherever it suits them? Urban planning Shmurban planning … unless the community, the entire community, and its infrastructure are committed to a higher quality of life … it “ain’t gonna happen.”

    Buttigieg is typical of all Democrats. He lives in La La Land.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Worse, his silver tongue and easy smile has an attraction that is disarming. It’s not the words nor knowledge anymore that is respected. The citizens simply want to be charmed. After all they grew up watching the beautiful people.

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  3. Baysider Says:

    “The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” which is also happening in my little corner of the Soviet state. It’s amazing to listen to the arguments of the “planners” while I – an experienced urban cyclist who commuted to work and ran most errands for years on my bike, rain or shine – know it’s hogwash.

    Many years ago – gosh I want to say 1980’s – social engineers were proposing removing large sections of the interstate in areas, removing the people from the land, and letting it re-wild. This is not about green. This is the earth worshipper rising. Giving the earth dominion over man instead of vice versa in my book. Green is just an excuse. They had a different one at the beginning of these ideas. Now it’s racism. Whatever flies at the moment.

    In our neck of the woods, I-10 runs roughly along the Pico corridor. This is and was a poorer strip. Property prices were cheaper, and it was harder for working families to complain about losing their homes than in, say, Beverly Hills, which is roughly a mile north of the freeway. (I live in a home displaced by the interstate and moved on to a vacant lot.) Suffice it to say there will never be a freeway through Beverly Hills. But … there are 3 major crosstown arteries that already run through BH! Wouldn’t you say a combination of economics, need and lack of power helped determine that route? Yes. Only the power element even touches on the modern definition of racism – a stretch at best.

    KEY: dismantling infrastructure. Also stymieing national defense. Why were these highways really built? Hint: their full name is the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, named after Ike who was the lead army officer conducting the 1920’s investigation of the state of the roads and how an army could be moved across the country, and who promoted the system as President.

    How much of this is virtue signaling? Ignorance? Stupidity? Malevolence? Nothing better to do with his time? I cannot think of one kind adjective that applies.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Your comment was a post unto itself… Now we have the pipelines that must be stopped so they have upped the anti. Even though they displace few, the Green must be worshipped. So we shall shiver indeed, and if lucky own a horse and wait for China to put us in the gulag.

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  4. geeez2014 Says:

    “Rebuilding more walkable, bikeable and connected neighborhoods ” Green, Green, Green…skip the other rubbish. “Racist Highways”….A low bridge means RACISM. What DOESN’T these days?

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  5. markone1blog Says:

    Wouldn’t this be better titled “Biden awards over $100 million to pay off political cronies and trap the remaining Democrat idiots in Detroit” or is there a better one?

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  6. Citizen Tom Says:

    The object is to divide, not unite. It is sad, but these people are so removed from the rest of us that all they can do is wallow in their guilt and design projects to eliminate that guilt.

    When I worked in DC, I spent hours commuting in traffic. That is because politicians take our money from us and then spend it on their priorities. Priorities that have nothing to do with people sitting in traffic.

    The only roads in the area that could handle the traffic that they had to carry were toll roads. Who pays a toll to sit in traffic? Unfortunately, Democrats were determined to screw that up too. They raised the tolls and diverted money to public transportation.

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  7. Mustang Says:

    Black residents of Detroit should be worried. The nervous sweat ought to be streaming down their faces just now. Mercy, mercy, mercy … but, on the other hand, black residents of Detroit are the very people who wanted a Biden administration, who chose Pete Buttigieg to serve above dog catcher, so you know what? I have no sympathy at all for those voters. A pox on them. Heh … and a pox they’re going to get. I also think that Ed should be investigated — as he no doubt had a hand in this.

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