Our roads, cities, towns, and communities become safer and better places to be all the time. Technological advances paired with innovative city engineering has led to many ideas with the potential to greatly increase the safety and comfort of our cities. Continue reading to learn more about exciting innovations around the world, and if you've been injured in a city driving accident, contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your case.
New York City is home to some exciting developments in environmental policy and innovation. PlaNYC is the name of its sweeping environmental initiative, which “contains hundreds of objectives on everything from the number of breakwaters made from oysters to cubic feet of natural gas captured from sewage plants.” The city also aims to cut carbon emissions 80& by 2050. The environment isn't the only beneficiary of New York City's innovative spirit; pedestrians and bicyclists also enjoy increased safety thanks to a street redesignintended to make the city more “bike and pedestrian friendly.”
Oregon is another hotspot of innovation, and has been for decades. It is already home to the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the country thanks to its Bicycle Plan, spearheaded in 1973. Portland boasts a range of green development projects and a highly walkable terrain, with shortened blocks designed to encourage pedestrian traffic.
Washington DC has also been taking strides to keep up in the innovation race. The city has won first place in the EPA's green power competition for three straight years thanks to its widespread use of solar and wind energy. Like other innovative cities, policy agendas have work to promote a pedestrian and bicyclist friendly environment, and DC has seen success with its bike share program.
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