Ramps to Nowhere Historic Marker

Led by Seattle ARCH (Activists Remembered, Celebrated, and Honored), a simple structural arch called Bent #2 is preserved in place and integrated into the Washington Park Arboretum landscape. This remnant of the RH Thomson Expressway and the “Ramps to Nowhere” shares the history of Seattle’s Freeway Revolt, a city-wide movement that stopped two planned freeways and the corresponding destruction of homes, neighborhoods, and parks. This space will stand as an enduring reminder of what could have been and celebrates the power of grassroots civic activism.

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