TOWN OF EDMONSTON

5005 52nd Avenue - Edmonston, MD 20781  *  Phone (301) 699-8806  *  Fax (301) 699-8203  *  townhall@edmonstonmd.gov

“A Bridging Community”

“GREEN STREET PROJECT”
1. Tree Canopy - Non-native and low growth trees reduce habitat and contribute to
    "urban heat island" effect.
2. Street Lighting - Sodium and mercury vapor street lights are inefficient, powered by
    dirty coal energy which
   emits carbon into the atmosphere.  Lights are also located above the trees, which
    results in less light reaching
   the sidewalk.
3. Walkability / Accessability - Broken and narrow sidewalks limit access for disabled
    persons and strollers, and may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.  (ADA)
4. Bike Access - Lack of dedicated bike lanes reduce safety, discourage bike use and
    promote cars as the only way to get around on wheels.  The wide street promotes
    speeding, making it even less safe for bikes and pedestrians.
5. Stormwater - The storm water drains debris and pollutants directly into local rivers
    through the underground sewer system.  This poisons fish and other wildlife,
    promotes illness among people, and contributes to the death of the Chesapeake Bay.
1. Tree Canopy - Native large canopy trees increase habitat, clean air, and cool street,
    sidewalks and homes.
2. Street Lighting - Light emitting diode (L.E.D.) streetlight fixtures are extremely efficient,
    and will be powered by clean wind energy.  The lights will be closer to the street to
    maintain effectiveness to public safety.
3. Walkability / Accessability - ADA compliant (36" wide) sidewalks promote  wellness,
    walking and community.
4. Bike Access - Clearly marked bike lanes promote safety, wellness, an alternative to
    cars, and offer connectivity to bike trails and transit.
5. Stormwater - "Bioretention" gardens and treeboxes are the destination for stormwater
    instead of the sewer system.  The water is then naturally filtered of pollutants and
    debris, helping restore our rivers and the Bay.
6. The "bump-out" design produces a "wiggle" in the street, slowing traffic for bike and
    pedestrian safety
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