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Is there really a plan to place a park over the 101 freeway downtown?

Photograph courtesy seattle.gov

A 22-acre freeway-capping recreational area that will extend from Vignes to Hope streets sounds far-fetched, but overpass parks in Boston, Dallas, and Seattle prove it can be done. “Think of it as bridges filled with parkland instead of cars,” says principal designer Vaughan Davies. The city, county, Caltrans, and L.A. Metro are on board, but nobody’s promising the park will arrive before flying autos. Imagine kids from the nearby school tossing Frisbees at the cathedral!