ENVIRONMENTAL SCENE: ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF CURBLESS, NARROW ROADS

TECHNIQUES TO PRESERVE THE NATURAL DRAINAGE SYSTEM AND ALSO SAVE CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR THE DEVELOPER AND MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR THE MUNICIPALITY ARE DISCUSSED. NARROWER ROADS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY SUBDIVISIONS, WITH CONTROLLED ACCESS AND NO PARKING, NOT ONLY RUNOFF LESS WATER BUT ARE ALSO SAFER. ALTERNATIVE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS FOR THE CURB INCLUDE THE USE OF PROPERLY GRADED SWALES, NOT TO EXCEED ABOUT FIVE PERCENT SLOPE ON NORMAL SOILS. A BRIEF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IS INCLUDED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • VOL 43 NO 5 PP 72,77
  • Corporate Authors:

    House and Home

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  • Authors:
    • Rahenkamp, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-21

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  • Accession Number: 00204509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM