We need infrastructure that does not divide but connects, evolves, and improves over time

To preserve neighborhood connectivity, a N/S route from the current I-49/I-20 interchange to North Shreveport would integrate into the existing grid, instead of severing the grid.

Drivers would head N/S along the Allen/Pete Harris couplet

Drivers would head N/S along the Allen/Pete Harris couplet

 

Drivers could find their way north, yet the primary purpose of the boulevard would be to develop the local economy

 
The transition to Market St. would be routed along Caddo/Common

The transition to Market St. would be routed along Caddo/Common

 

A business boulevard is the preferred n/s route for many reasons

1. Costs are decreased, as little additional infrastructure is needed.

2. The route can be completed much faster, due to the reduced need for funding.

3. A smaller footprint and slower vehicle speeds preserves the integrity of the Allendale neighborhood.

4. The boulevard can be developed incrementally, adding route improvements as growth progresses.

5. It prioritizes local travel through the high connectivity of the grid, instead of favoring the commute through a limited access freeway.

 

Let's visualize the boulevard: