People have seen the importance of Route 66 in American life. Route 66 was named the "Mother Road" by John Steinbeck in his novel "The Grapes of Wrath". Route 66 is an icon worldwide standing for freedom.
Jack Kerouac immortalized his road trips in his famous "On the Road" in 1951. Learn More About Jack Kerouac
The road trip has been immortalized as a growing experience since Homer wrote the Odyssey. Sometimes to see your life, you have to get outside of your experience. Route 66 still offers the chance to see and learn about life. Why should ABQ erect a big barrier into this cross country icon? A.R.T. would become a barrier to the creative process.