The City: A Little Green Space

Stretching its wheelbase, spreading its track, strapping its concrete bands across the land, the encroaching automobile inches humanity back and back —sheering off a landmark for a thruway, gobbling up a park for a parking garage, turning field and forest into filling station and shopping center. But pockets of resistance are beginning to develop. The latest turned up last week in that cradle of American resistance —Boston.

The proposal had seemed innocent enough: simply to build some passes under or over Memorial Drive, on the Cambridge side of the Charles River so...

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