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

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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Sipes, James L
Index
index present
LC call number
TE175
LC item number
.S52 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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Sipes, Matthew L.
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  • Roads
  • Context sensitive solutions (Transportation)
  • Highway planning
  • Ecological landscape design
  • Traffic safety
Label
Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation, James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10639550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 281 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Creating green roadways : integrating cultural, natural, and visual resources into transportation, James L. Sipes and Matthew L. Sipes, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10639550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 281 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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