Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Edmonston, Maryland's Green Street

This post, while not about Laurel, may still be informative to our City's environmentally-conscious residents.
Yesterday, I stopped by the official street dedication of the greening of Decatur Street in Edmonston, MD.  They received a Federal Grant and applied it to:
  • Reducing stormwater run-off
  • Installing new LED overhead street lighting
  • Adding bike lanes
  • All new ADA compliant sidewalk and ramps
  • Decorative, high-visibility crosswalks
Words can't do justice to the planning and effort put forth by Edmonston's Mayor Ortiz and his Staff, so here are some pictures that I hope will:

View of Decatur Street looking West toward Anacostia River

Another view of Decatur Street, showing bike lanes and street lamps

Edmonston is lucky to have the Northeast Branch Trail pass through their Town

90% of the stormwater run-off is collected in curbside biorention cells.

Another view of the bioretention cell

Yet another view.

New LED street lamps, powered by wind energy
LED bulb

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