The City: San Francisco Still Says No

Seven years ago, many a San Franciscan watched with mounting wrath as a new, three-lane elevated highway bulldozed across Market Street, visually cutting in half the cherished, campanile-like Ferry Building. Overnight, protest groups sprang up to stage the historic "freeway revolt" of 1959. The Embarcadero Freeway was stopped in midair, just as it was about to march across the grassy Marina waterfront and cut off the house holders' view of the bay. At the same time, San Franciscans voted to stop seven superhighways at the city limits.

Ever since, the city fathers...

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