The Resource Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation, James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes, (electronic resource)

Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation, James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes, (electronic resource)

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Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation
Title
Creating green roadways
Title remainder
integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation
Statement of responsibility
James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes
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eng
Summary
Roads and parking lots in the United States cover more ground than the entire state of Georgia. And while proponents of sustainable transit often focus on getting people off the roads, they will remain at the heart of our transportation systems for the foreseeable future. In Creating Green Roadways, James and Matthew Sipes demonstrate that roads don't have to be the enemy of sustainability: they can be designed to minimally impact the environment while improving quality of life. The authors examine 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. They offer a better approach-one that blends form and function. Creating Green Roadways covers topics including transportation policy, the basics of green road design, including an examination of complete streets, public involvement, road ecology, and the economics of sustainable roads. Case studies from metropolitan, suburban, and rural transportation projects around the country, along with numerous photographs, illustrate what makes a project successful. The need for this information has never been greater, as more than thirty percent of America's major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, more than a quarter of the nation's bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and congestion in communities of all sizes has never been worse. Creating Green Roadways offers a practical strategy for rethinking how we design, plan, and maintain our transportation infrastructure
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Midwest
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Sipes, James L
Dewey number
625.7028/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sipes, Matthew L.
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  • Roads
  • Context sensitive solutions (Transportation)
  • Highway planning
  • Ecological landscape design
  • Traffic safety
Target audience
adult
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Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation, James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11444045
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781597263221
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11444045
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation, James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11444045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597263221
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11444045
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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