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Surrounded by Freeways

If you look at a map of West Oakland, you’ll see that the entire area is boxed in by freeways. It’s not a coincidence that the rise of these freeways followed the post-World War II “white flight” era. As affluent suburbanites moved out into new developments the government was willing to accommodate their need for a more convenient commute, regardless of how the freeways would affect neighborhoods like Hoover-Foster. Learn about the impact on how being surrounded by freeways impacted the Hoover-Foster neighborhood.

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