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Greening of Decatur Street

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.

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