Complete Streets are Green Streets

Video Tuesday

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Our network of streets and roadways create a speedy conduit for rain water to fall and to reach the bay, the Boardman River or Kid’s Creek. Along the way, it grabs pollutants left from motor vehicles, garbage and excess lawn nutrients. This can happen in less than 15 minutes after rainfall. The basics, in the context of Grand Rapids, are covered in this video produced by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC).

Like traffic calming, one of the easiest ways to protect the waterways from storm water is narrower streets/lanes and less impervious pavement. Which is nice, because it also reduces construction costs and life-cycle costs–winning.

More information on what to be asking your local government for coming soon, but as we continue to advocate for Complete Streets, we need to watch for every opportunity to raise storm water control and reduction as an issue.

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  1. November 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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