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City earns first Greenroads Silver Certification

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Completing a Whatcom Creek trail route along city streets linking several pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle connectors earned the City one of the first-ever Greenroads Silver Certifications. Greenroads require a variety of sustainable road design concepts and construction techniques and the Meador/Kansas/Ellis project was designed and constructed within budget while taking strategic steps to meet sustainability  benchmarks.  

Unique features of this road include:

Typical sustainable design concepts for roadway construction incorporated include:

While several different sustainable rating systems for public road projects are currently being developed, Greenroads is the first to complete specifications, pilot testing, and industry buy-in. Northshore Drive Roadway Improvements (PDF) served as a pilot test project for the rating system.  

Both Bellingham and Oak Harbor were honored with certifications earlier this year.

Published: Feb 16, 2012

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