In the News

Media coverage of the Lid I-5 campaign and similar projects from around the country. Non-Seattle news is listed starting about halfway down the page. Listed in chronological order from newest to oldest.

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How Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Starts to Fix the Racist Legacy of “Bulldozing and Bisecting”
The Bulwark, November 16, 2021

Future of Seattle’s proposed I-5 lid will likely fall to city’s next mayor
MyNorthwest, July 21, 2021

Study says I-5 lid would cost at least $966 million
Daily Journal of Commerce, July 16, 2021

New Study Shows That Lidding I-5 Is More Than Possible — It’s a Good Idea
The Stranger, July 15, 2021

To beat the heat, put a lid on I-5
Crosscut, July 9, 2021

Born on the 4th of July, Freeway Park’s targeted improvements move forward
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, July 5, 2021

Seattle mayoral candidates talk free transit, traffic-ticket cameras and greenhouse-gas emissions
The Seattle Times, June 17, 2021

Seattle’s I-5 Named ‘Freeway Without a Future’
The Urbanist, June 7, 2021

New Study: Seattle’s I-5 Is a “Freeway Without a Future”
The Stranger,
June 1, 2021

The legacy of racism built into Northwest highways and roads
Crosscut, April 27, 2021

Want a Nice Park on Top of I-5? Too Bad, Democrats From the Suburbs Could Block It
The Stranger, April 8, 2021

Delayed repairs threaten Washington state bridges and highways. Will lawmakers act this year?
The Seattle Times, April 7, 2021

I-5 Study Shows Benefits of Capping Urban Freeways
Planetizen, February 8, 2021

8 Takeaways from Seattle’s Lid I-5 Feasibility Study
The Urbanist, January 29, 2021

It’s Almost #GivingTuesday—Here Are Some Worthy Causes You Can Donate To
The Stranger, November 30, 2020

Downtown Bellevue Needs a Bigger Freeway Lid
The Urbanist, August 10, 2020

Hiding a Highway
The Stranger, March 11, 2020

Lid I-5? Get rid of I-5? Varying perspectives on Seattle’s aging freeway
King 5, January 29, 2020

I-5 Lid Could Support Downtown Seattle High-Speed Rail Station
The Urbanist
, January 3, 2020

Lid I-5 or Get Rid of I-5?A look at two plans that would totally change the city.
The Stranger, December 4, 2019

With lidding I-5 far in the future, how should Seattle spend millions to improve Freeway Park’s connection between First Hill, Capitol Hill, and downtown?
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, November 1, 2019

Lidding I-5 Declared “Technically Feasible” by Consultant Team
The Urbanist, September 27, 2019

Seattle studying potential for lids over I-5 through downtown
KING 5 News, March 9, 2019

Seattle selects firm to study feasibility of I-5 lid in downtown
MyNorthwest, February 28, 2019

Seattle picks team to study possible expansion of Interstate 5 lid
Puget Sound Business Journal, February 27, 2019

WSP to lead study team on lidding more of I-5
Daily Journal of Commerce, February 27, 2019

Potential Interstate 5 lid project garners serious support
Puget Sound Business Journal, February 15, 2019

What Seattle Can Learn from Philadelphia’s Freeway Lid Project
The Urbanist, February 15, 2019

How capping I-5 could redeem Seattle’s past
Crosscut, October 8, 2018

Seattle inches closer to putting a lid on I-5; next step feasibility study
Q13 Fox, October 3, 2018

50 years after ‘Freeway Revolt,’ I-5 lid between Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle visions take shape
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, September 27, 2018

Why Can’t One of the Richest Cities in the U.S. Solve Its Homelessness Crisis? Well, It Isn’t Really Trying—and It Won’t Until You Make It
The Stranger, August 27, 2018

Convention Center expansion reroutes 800 bus routes in Seattle
KING 5, July 20, 2018

Street Critic | The Audacity of Volunteers — an I-5 lid update
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, June 18, 2018

A perfect — and perfectly weird — view of Seattle’s breakneck growth
The Seattle Times, April 24, 2018

Supporters optimistic for ‘pie-in-the-sky’ idea to lid I-5 in Seattle
KIRO Radio, March 29, 2018

Street Critic | Report from the Central Hills Triangle Collaborative Collab 1
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, March 18, 2018

‘Bikeways and schools to housing and commercial development’ — I-5 lid designs come together
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, March 14, 2018

What Would Seattle Look Like if I-5 Was Covered?
Seattle Magazine, March 2018

Central Hills Triangle Collaborative kicking off I-5 lid visioning with charrette
Capitol Hill Times, January 16, 2018

Alexa, fix Seattle
Crosscut, December 11, 2017

Lid 5 putting design teams together: Central Hills Triangle Collaborative kicks off Jan. 13
Capitol Hill Times, November 5, 2017

One simple idea to open up Downtown Seattle
Crosscut, July 17, 2017

Assessing Freeway Park:Group strategizes public benefits for lidding Interstate 5
Capitol Hill Times, May 9, 2017

Put a lid on it
Capitol Hill Times, April 12, 2017

A convention-center redo for the people
The Seattle Times, op-ed, April 10, 2017

Lid I-5 group receives local political support
Capitol Hill Times, April 6, 2017

Seattle council member throws support behind I-5 lid
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, February 3, 2017

Capitol Hill real estate moguls step in with $20k push for group backing Lid I-5 study, $10M+ Pine-Boren lid
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, January 16, 2017

Looking to benefit: WSCC expansion open house seeks feedback on public improvements
Capitol Hill Times, December 14, 2016

Lid I-5 group wants to get the conversation started
Curbed Seattle, December 6, 2016

Group Continues Push for Adding I-5 Lids in Seattle
ENR Northwest, December 5, 2016

Lid I-5 group seeks funds to study best spots for lidding the freeway
Daily Journal of Commerce, December 1, 2016

A December push to make I-5 lid plan a ‘public benefit’ from $1.6B convention center expansion
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, November 18, 2016

What’s next for the push to Lid I-5
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, September 14, 2016

Seattle’s biggest downtown park is often unnoticed
KING 5, July 4, 2016

Campaign to build lid over I-5 in downtown Seattle
KIRO 7, June 29, 2016

Gearshift creates community think tank
Capitol Hill Times, May 31, 2016

Here’s what designing a new lid over I-5 between Capitol Hill and downtown looks like
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, May 9, 2016

A look at where new I-5 lid would fit in between Capitol Hill and downtown
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, March 28, 2016

Rethinking Seattle Freeways: Let’s lid I-5
Seattle Bike Blog, January 15, 2016

The Big Lid: The Time Is Right to Fix the I-5 Disaster
The Stranger, January 13, 2016

Proposal Lids Interstate 5 to Make Central Park in Seattle
KUOW, December 16, 2015

The Case for Lidding I-5
PubliCola, December 10, 2015

Capitol Hill groups make push to shape $1B Convention Center expansion, close I-5 gap
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, June 11, 2015

Other Projects and Related Articles

Capping The Cross-Bronx: Infrastructure Bill To Be Used To Undo Robert Moses-Era Environmental Racism
Gothamist, November 10, 2021

Highways, Teardowns and Racial Justice
Governing, June 24, 2021

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley Push Gov. Kate Brown for a Cover Over I-5 in the Rose Quarter
Willamette Week, June 17, 2021

Repairing the Urban Fabric Ruined by Highways
Common Edge, February 3, 2021

Three U.S. “Highway Cap” Projects Reckoning with Urban Inequity
Urban Land Magazine, October 7, 2020

Pittsburgh’s New Park Will Connect Neighborhoods, But Not All Neighbors Welcome the Union
Next City, June 1, 2019

To Woo Millennials, Atlanta Considers Covering Highways With Parks
The Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2019

Here’s where the 101 Freeway cap park would change Downtown LA
Curbed Los Angeles, May 30, 2018

America Begins Capping Freeway Scars of the Past
OZY, April 3, 2018

Pittsburgh ‘Cap’ Park Plans to Honor Neighborhood History
NextCity, April 3, 2018

More Cities Are Banishing Highways Underground — And Building Parks on Top
Pew Stateline, April 2, 2018

Hollywood Central Park Seeks $1.5 Million to Complete EIR
Urbanize LA, November 22, 2017

Delaware River redevelopment starts with highway ramp demolition
The Inquirer, July 25, 2017

How citizens in Philly won the fight to cover I-95
The Inquirer, June 21, 2017

Downtown Los Angeles Freeway Cap Park Reemerges
Urbanize LA, June 6, 2017

Don’t listen to Mark Twain – freeway caps gaining traction
UrbDeZine San Francisco, April 29, 2017

Freeway Lids: Reconnecting Communities and Creating New Land for Development
UrbanLand, April 7, 2017

Landscape Architecture Magazine, February 27, 2017

Landscape Architecture Magazine, February 7, 2017

D.C. Air Rights Project Restores City Traffic Grid
Engineering News Record, December 29, 2016

Klyde Warren Park and the Katy Trail
Urban Land Magazine, September 28, 2016

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever
Gizmodo, May 25, 2016

$27M project reconnects UW, Montlake Triangle
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, July 13, 2015

Wildlife will get a pass over cars in next phase of I-90 upgrades
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 13, 2015

Hamburg is burying the Autobahn and putting parks on top
VOX, January 9, 2015

Tearing Down an Urban Highway Can Give Rise to a Whole New City
CityLab, April 21, 2014

I-15 in City Heights: How a Freeway that Divided the Community Became an Urban Monument to Citizen Activism
San Diego Free Press, August 22, 2013

What’s Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?
CityLab, August 5, 2013

How Klyde Warren Park Was Built
D Magazine, 2012

Group has high hopes for Melrose Avenue, a ‘stunning street’ on edge of Capitol Hill
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, October 29, 2012

Freeing Up Freeways
Metropolis, October 21, 2012

Medina gets lidded overpass on SR 520
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, September 11, 2012

Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?
CityLab, March 5, 2012

Benefitting From a Cover Up: How Concealing Urban Highways Can Create Parkland”
City Parks Blog, February 24, 2012

Cap Parks: A cap park over the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, California, would create badly needed park space, improve the infrastructure, create sustainable green space, and spur economic development
Urban Land, July 14, 2011