Thanks to Jon for passing this along to the BBTC listserve. The beneath-the-freeway mountain bike park our Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club has been working steadfastly on for two years now has been picked by CNN as one of the more creative examples of turning wasted space into green space.
Scroll through their selections here, I-5 Colonnade is #5 on a list that includes some pretty snazzy examples from some of the great cities of the world.
I hadn't been down to Colonnade in months, but I've seen photos on the BBTC site showing numerous skinnies, teeter-totters, and even a very cool looking suspension bridge now. It's come a long, long way since I last worked on it. And this is just for the "Novice Area" which is set to have it's grand opening next week. Hopefully I have the time to swing down there to attend the festivities. A quick scan of the list of people signed up to attend the party reveals a few names I believe never worked on the project. Hopefully they donated their money for one of the engraved paving stones instead. It'd be pretty lame of people who couldn't be bothered to even attend one work party in two years to suddenly show up for the party.
I-5 Colonnade Photo Gallery at BBTC.org.