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Creating Green Roadways

Integrating Cultural, Natural, and Visual Resources Into Transportation
Sipes, James L. (Book - 2013 )
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This book demonstrates that roads do not have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the environment while improving quality of life. This book examines traditional, utilitarian methods of transportation planning that have resulted in a host of negative impacts: from urban sprawl and congestion to loss of community identity and excess air and water pollution. This book offers a better approach -- one that blends form and function. Through case studies and photos from around the country, this book provides an examination of all aspects of green roads, from transportation policy to the basics of road design, public involvement, road ecology, and the economics of sustainable roads. This comprehensive guide offers a practical strategy for rethinking how we design, plan, and maintain our transportation infrastructure.
Authors: Sipes, James L.
Title: Creating green roadways
integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation
Publisher: Washington, Dc : Island Press, c2013
Characteristics: xiii, 281 p. :,ill., maps ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes
Contents: Introduction. Why we need green roadways
Transportation policies
Basic roadway design
Design and planning process for green roadways
Public involvement process. Case study
public participation. Vancouver Land Bridge, Vancouver, Washington
Green roadways in urban areas. Urban case studies. Mexicantown Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza, Detroit, Michigan
Boston's Big Dig
Green roadways in rural and suburban areas. Suburban and rural case studies. The Rain Gardens of Maplewood, Minnesota
State Route 17 in Horseheads, New York
High Point Redevelopment, Seattle, Washington
Cultural/historic/visual resources. Case studies
cultural/historic/visual resources in transportation. I-70 Glenwood Canyon and Snowmass Canyon, Colorado
Paris Pike, Kentucky
Old Florida Heritage Highway, Florida
Merritt Parkway, Connecticut
Nevada Landscape and Aesthetics Master Plan
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina
Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, Tennessee
Creative Corridors, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Natural resources/environmental sustainability. Case studies
integrating natural resources and green roads. US64/Corridor K, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee
US Highway 93, Montana
Alligator Alley, Florida
Mountains to Sound Greenway, Washington
Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance Road
ARC International Design Competition for Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure, Vail Pass, Colorado
Constructing green roadways. Case studies
green construction. New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia
Meador Kansas Ellis Trail, Washington State
US 97 Lava Butte-South Century Drive, Oregon
Economics of green roadways. Case studies
economics of green roadways. Atlanta BeltLine, Georgia
Greater East End Livable Centers, Houston, Texas
Next steps in creating green roadways. U. S. case studies
next steps. Manchaca Greenway, Austin, Texas
Oregon Solar Highway
Houston Low Impact Development
Indepence Parkway, Texas. International case studies. Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore
Clem Jones Tunnel, Brisbane, Australia
Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza, Spain
Atlantic Road Bridge, Norway
City of Saskatoon (Canada) Green Streets Program
Summary: This book demonstrates that roads do not have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the environment while improving quality of life. This book examines traditional, utilitarian methods of transportation planning that have resulted in a host of negative impacts: from urban sprawl and congestion to loss of community identity and excess air and water pollution. This book offers a better approach -- one that blends form and function. Through case studies and photos from around the country, this book provides an examination of all aspects of green roads, from transportation policy to the basics of road design, public involvement, road ecology, and the economics of sustainable roads. This comprehensive guide offers a practical strategy for rethinking how we design, plan, and maintain our transportation infrastructure.
Additional Contributors: Sipes, Matthew L.
ISBN: 1610913752
9781610913751
1610913582
9781610913584
Branch Call Number: 625.70286 S6187c 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-270) and index
Subject Headings: Traffic safety Ecological landscape design Highway planning Context sensitive solutions (Transportation) Roads Design and construction Human factors
Topical Term: Traffic safety
Ecological landscape design
Highway planning
Context sensitive solutions (Transportation)
Roads
LCCN: 2012022226
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Roads and parking lots in the United States cover more ground than the entire state of Georgia. The authors offer a practical strategy for designing, planning, and maintaining roads by incorporating cultural, natural, and visual resources.


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