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Water treatment & Traffic in Portland OR

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  • Richard Risemberg
    Portland moves ahead again in its innovative program that combines stormwater catchments with traffic calming. pedestrian, and bicycle infrastructure:
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2009
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      Portland moves ahead again in its innovative program that combines
      stormwater catchments with traffic calming. pedestrian, and bicycle
      infrastructure:

      http://tinyurl.com/yjedjbv

      With car droppings a big part of stormwater pollutants, and a mandate
      to clean up the Willammette River, Portland built deep planters at
      strategic points, filled with native plantings that hold the water so
      it can soak back into the ground before it hits the streets. Then
      they integrated these with pedestrian architecture such as bulbouts
      that reduce street crossing distances, and worked bike lanes and bike
      boxes in the picture as well.

      They went far beyond the usual catch and mechanically clean attitude
      to integrate stormwater treatment with the underlying ecology of the
      region, and beautify neighborhoods while opening up transport options.

      Beautiful example of not "complete thinking"!

      Rick
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      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com







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