To help mitigate flooding, the Town of Edmonston decided to transform its rundown Decatur Street into a green street. Residents wanted to create a more livable community by narrowing the roadway in order to calm traffic, shorten pedestrian crossing distance, establish bike lanes, and reduce impervious surfaces.The “greening” of Decatur Street began as a community initiative. Although the project resulted in a positive environmental outcome for the Town, it also resulted in community building and increased community livability. Even though Edmonston is a working class town with a small tax base, it was able to meet its goal within the regular capital budget. This is part of the G3 Green Streets Success Stories Series.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Greening of Decatur Street (PDF)(2 pp, 602 K)