Gideon Weissman Recent Posts STREETSBLOG USA Highway Boondoggle: Golden State’s Desert Destruction By Gideon Weissman and Matthew Casale | Jun 24, 2019 | No Comments California's $8-billion, 63-mile “High Desert Freeway" north of downtown Los Angeles would lead to more driving and more pollution, along with sprawling desert development. STREETSBLOG USA Highway Boondoggles 2019: Nine Projects That Should Never Happen By Gideon Weissman and Matthew Casale | Jun 18, 2019 | No Comments Here's the thing with highway expansion projects: They're big. They're expensive. And they have limited benefit. Our friends at US PIRG present their annual report. STREETSBLOG USA Highway Boondoggles: US 101 Expansion in San Mateo, California By Matthew Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jun 29, 2018 | No Comments Caltrans has widened U.S. 101 seven times since 1996 and hasn't cured congestion. But it's not going to try a new approach.