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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - March 11, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaOpposed elsewhere by tora Kuncl Harbinger of Progress key to a Bright tomorrow or a noisy intrusion by the worst elements of the twentieth Cen Tury and an ugly disfigured of a tranquil Community these Are some of the questions that Cedar rapid ians Are asking themselves in the Wake of the announced plans for the North sout expressway dubbed the Cedar Valley Road. The unveiling of the proposed corridor route last week touched off immediate reactions both pro and con about the route the Road and the problems and Progress that its development i will bring to Cedar rapids. Proponents of the Road have hailed its Advent As the Dawn i of a new Era of Progress for f the Community and have warned that unless work be gins on it with great Dis Patch Cedar rapids faces the unpleasant possibility of being left behind. A spokesman for the chamber of com me rce has compared the Roadway s Impact with the Boon brought to a Community by the Railroad in an earlier Era. Those who stand in opposition to the Road Are having their questioned and dissent is rapidly becoming tantamount to Lack of civic Pride or worse. Adherents of the Roadway other areas where the need for better transit facilities was realized in time and action taken by enlightened governments to alleviate present and fut ure difficulties by building super Little has been said about1 the possible no press cities. The fact is that there Are few communities where announced plans for a mass Ive does not meet with opposition for Many reasons both valid and parochial. Trouble in Disneyland California ranks number one among the states in Miles of freeway. While californians by and Large enjoy this distinction and the increased mobility., it has brought their state serious objections have begun to californians Are gazing at the Concrete sprawl enveloping their communities and won Dering if expressways really do offer the final and Best solution to their transportation problems. An article in the january 1 Issue of the . News report enumerates the growing trend of resistance i to the speedy Mali Jii j residents Are up in Over a proposal to route the Pacific coast free Way through their Community and take Over about one Quarter of the settled area. If they can t get the route moved Inland High up in the Hills they Don t want a free w a. Pasadena a seven year fight Over a Cross town Extension of the Ventura freeway is still going on. Pasadena and state Highway engineers Are unable to agree on any of the five proposed routes and whether to elevate or depress the route after a has been found. Porterville i almost unanimous opposition to convert ing state High Way 65 into a full freeway has postponed the project indefinitely. A Scenic area of Orange Groves by the High Palo Alto citizens persuaded the City Council to reject a 4.4 million Dollar expressway. The project would have required he demolition of 117 Homes. Sacramento Here an argument goes on about the route of a North South expressway engineers want to build through a run Down area that however contains 20 or 30 historic buildings. Opponents want the route on the other Side of the Sacramento River so that the buildings can be saved. The argument is hold ing up a redevelopment project and the routing of another freeway. The news and world report listed other trouble spots across the nation where free ways have aroused consider Able amounts of ire. Embattled citizens in the Washington . Area recently lost their fight to Stop a 300 million Dollar inner Loop project. Denver Colorado anti freeway factions have gathered petitioning their City govern ment to reject the proposed route of a 45 Milliorn Dollar expressway through that City j opposition to one project in California the Embarcadero freeway has involved two major newspapers thousands of private citizens and even the state legislature in a broiling controversy that has heard the freeway called a double decked Concrete monster and a freeway to nowhere opposition to the Tion. The you would any other a Bill was introduced in the legislature to accomplish that end. The nature of the opposition understandably most of the opposition to freeway routes in California and across the nation comes from people most directly involved. As a Rule the loudest cries come from. Those who find that an expressway will dislocate themselves or their business. However resistance comes from other quarters As Well. Some dissent on Esthe grounds objecting to the ugliness of the seemingly end protests and understandably so. Yet other voices will join the chorus for Many different reasons. The important thing is that these objections be aired that their authors be accorded every Opportunity to state the Case for their opposition without being branded As crackpots or foes of Progress. Until every objection is Laid Tel rest the Cedar Valley Road Way looms As an Issue that embodies7as much danger As Progress for this Community. Mel White of Portland Ore. Will be the featured speaker i at the youth for Christ rally on March 14 at . In the Franklin Junior High school auditorium. Also feat ured will be special teen music by the teenagers chorale there is no admission charge. Can you count on a Carefree retirement Complete funeral services fall ties for All pfc we he 4-6627 first ave. My St. 4 rip i and so Rovi Whf it Eva toc for of John Hancock s lifeline continuing service can make a Carefree retirement possible. After careful anal Ysis of your needs your John Hancock representative helps you create a plan that will provide guaranteed in come for life at your retire ment.1 Over the years he will review your plan periodically and adapt it to your changing circumstances. Call us for full Dela ils. City yellow cab for Quick service Call Empire 5 1444 Mioi d Hui Trosky or. Quavia Agency pm 3 265 7 Wall washing no mess no Back aches helps restore the Lustre of your Walls Why wrong when you can have it done right today i i m this Coupon Worth on Wall washing in your Home Good during March and april i the freeway routes jeopardize Scenic or historic areas. Others who constitute a growing column of dissent question whether the free ways do provide the ultimate answer to a City s transit problems. The California experience has shown that even the massive program of i expressway construction isl hot enough to keep Pace with f the mounting numbers of vehicles on the highways pointing out that the express ways have become As congested and impassable As the arteries they were designed i to replace. Objectors on this ground have begun to Champ Ion the cause of rapid Public transit systems to solve the problem of bringing Large i masses of humanity into the City and taking them Home. Right Here in River City unquestionably there will be local objection to the i Roadway. Opposition began to i form immediately and win f gain momentum. Certainly the i most directly affected will j be the most vocal in their boats Toi Cabinet concealed sentry Safe for fire their Ord loss Protection the e More cherished your thu the More you la enjoy own ing his Safe place to keep them. 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