Integrated Utility Planning: Combining Greenways and Utility Corridors

Utility corridors traditionally have been engineered for the purpose of accommodating sewer, water, and other utility lines and providing access for their maintenance. Engineers employed by the Greater Vancouver Regional District were part of a cross-functional team that applied a common sense and innovative approach to the integration of utility corridors with greenway paths and trails. These combined corridors, termed "Integrated Utility Greenways," provide public recreation, habitat protection and vehicle free people movement concurrently with utility functions. This paper illustrates the subtle complexities introduced when a greenway is designed and constructed in conjunction with a utility project. The high visibility of this type of project heightens the public focus; consequently the key to success is securing support from the various stakeholder groups before hand. Understanding and acting on the concerns raised by these groups reduces potential design and approval difficulties. By balancing the sometimes divergent needs of all the stakeholders, one can successfully integrate the various functions cost effectively.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Pipeline Engineering and Construction: What's on the Horizon? Proceedings of the Pipelines 2004 International Conference, August 1-4, 2004, San Diego, California

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  • Accession Number: 01003248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407452
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2005 3:09PM