Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 18th, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Mayor Sam Adams’ office has just released a new video that explains “green streets.” The video features Adams’ transportation policy director Catherine Ciarlo giving a short primer on how the bioswale features on SE Clay near 12th impact the perception of safety and the movements of vehicles around the intersection.
It’s good to see more information about green streets coming out of the Mayor’s office — it’s just too bad they didn’t have this sort of communications piece ready before Adams introduced his $20 million green street/bike boulevard funding plan. If so, they might have helped quell some of the bad PR and “Don’t use my sewer money for bike lanes!” backlash that ensued.
With passage of the $20 million plan yesterday, we can expect to be hearing a lot more about green streets from the Bureau of Transportation in the months to come.