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So Much for Super Streets

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Archinect catches up with Michael Woo, Planning Commissioner, dean at California Polytechnic University, and former City Councilman (Hollywood). A fascinating nugget: Woo reflects on some of his outdated planning ideas. "For example in early 90's when I was a city council member and we were involved in Hollywood redevelopment. I remember my staff and I supported this idea called 'super streets' converting Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards into super streets with east-west one way streets essentially turning them into freeways. At that time I was willing to support that. It didn't go anywhere obviously. Today, I would never support anything like that since I have a clearer idea of the relationship between automobile use and quality of urban neighborhoods." [Archinect]