Stories from advocates

Community Connectors

“Community Connectors” all across the country are fighting against divisive, destructive, and unaffordable freeway expansions, trying to advance projects to remove old highways, making wide, dangerous arterial roads a little safer for people to cross, or just improving basic infrastructure people depend on each day. This section is home to a growing list of profiles—spanning a spectrum of wins, losses, and ambitious projects in the works—to inspire other Community Connectors around the country.

Stories of success

Community Connectors hard at work

Challenges and learning opportunities

Community Connectors: tools for advocates

You may be fighting against a freeway expansion. You may be trying to advance a Reconnecting Communities project to remove an old highway. You might be just trying to make wide, dangerous arterial roads a little safer for people to cross. This Community Connectors portal explains common terms, decodes the processes, clarifies the important actors, and inspires with helpful real-world stories.

Thank you

We are grateful to support from the Summit Foundation, the Barr Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their support of various pieces of this ongoing project.