We spend a lot of time discussing the vehicles that travel on roadways, but not nearly as much on the roads themselves. But roads matter in environmental terms, and not just because of the land they displace. Take a look at some of the ways that roads could be made more environmentally benign… or even beneficial.
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Slowly, it seems that everyone is waking up to the dangerous potential of our dinosaur-sized carbon footprints. And speaking of dinosaurs, perhaps the worst contributor to world-wide CO2 emissions is fossil fuel consumption. One of the driving forces behind all of these emissions is, well, driving. Between personal travel, commercial transport and construction and maintenance, […]
Way2Go is an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) blog where EDF transportation experts promote innovative and environmentally beneficial transportation policies and actions. This was originally posted at blogs.edf.org/transportation by Carrie Denning. The start of a new year is a time to look forward, get a gym membership, and make resolutions. Here at Way2Go, we decided to […]
I don’t like wearing shoes or socks, but I live in Minnesota so most months out of the year I don’t have a choice. I remember one time when I was a teenager, I decided to walk barefoot down the paved road in front of my parents’ house. It was a beautiful summer day, but […]