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 Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Greening of Decatur Street (PDF)(2 pp, 602 K)