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The Big Idea [Part I] -

As interfluvial development continues, the need for modes of access becomes increasingly great. This proposal calls for the construction of a central transect to directly connect New Town to highway 370. This road would alleviate traffic, welcome bicycles and pedestrians and provide a reliable access point in the event of a catasatrophic flood.

The Big Idea [Part II] -

A billboard, erected in the wake of the 2008 flood, stated: there are two types of levees: those that have failed and those that will fail. Levee removal emancipates Boschert Creek, creating a neighborhood amenity and removing a transit obstacle. Lowland basin areas accept floodwater, directing it safely about the site rather than attempt to block it altogether.

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Up 'Schert Creek: Responsible Floodplain Development
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