From now and into 2013, City staff will tackle three aspects of green street design by scrutinizing the current codes and standards.
Green means a lot these days: recyclable, sustainable, flexible, efficient and more. When it comes to designing the streets of Fort Collins, green is what it's all about. "Green Streets" is a broad term which includes a number of sustainability elements with flexibility in street design to calm traffic, support active modes of travel such as bicycling and walking, integrate stormwater management within the street right-of-way, and provide beautiful, appropriate landscaping.
From now and into 2013, City staff will tackle three aspects of green street design by scrutinizing the current codes and standards for: streetscape/landscaping, street classifications (such as arterial, collector or local), and stormwater run-off and treatment. For the final piece of this project, the City will take a section of a local street and redesign it to demonstrate the new, potential standards. Besides vetting the new methods, the test street will help determine costs and other factors.
Aaron Iverson, Senior Transportation Planner