We were lucky enough to visit the San Francisco office of the urban planning and policy think tank SPUR for our podcast San Francisco—Stories from the Model City. While there, we spoke with SPUR’s Editorial Director, Allison Arieff, who told us some great stories. Including one about the Glen Park Freeway Revolt.

“In 1948 the California highway department decided they wanted to crisscross the city with freeways and a bunch of moms and housewives stopped that from happening. The Glen Park Glen Park Outdoor Art League and the San Francisco Women’s Club managed to stop this freeway effort. Women and moms have actually led quite a number of revolts like this around the Bay Area.”

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