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Comparing Spaces and Flowing with Water While Riding Onward

While pedaling through to successes and not accepting rejection, I most recently have noticed two separate and distinct approaches to infrastructure decisions and implementation and their very opposite effects on our environment.

The first one that I ride past on various impromptu circuitous routes is an inexplicably widening strip of untreated asphalt highway with widening lanes and expanding frontage roads that foolishly and ignorantly heats up the Earth's surface unnecessarily as well as uses untreated asphalt for drainage and irrigation purposes.

 

Electric buses, shuttles or trolleys could be used in these spaces to reduce emissions far more in a progressive, multimodal manner that would be far more environmentally friendly and more beneficial to users and neighboring property owners as well.

The first one that I ride past on various impromptu circuitous routes is an inexplicably widening strip of untreated asphalt highway with widening lanes and expanding frontage roads that foolishly and ignorantly heats up the Earth's surface unnecessarily as well as uses untreated asphalt for drainage and irrigation purposes.

Electric buses, shuttles or trolleys could be used in these spaces to reduce emissions far more in a progressive, multimodal manner that would be far more environmentally friendly and more beneficial to users and neighboring property owners as well.

This approach is criminal in our time of climate change and one can see and feel and sense its effects on the surrounding environment with dust particles from ongoing construction, increases in inversions and temperatures throughout the day, as well as its invitation through inclined demand to take on significantly more vehicles with correspondingly more air pollution.

The second one exhibits a far better use of materials and resources to solve one climate-change reality of increasing rainfall with human-altered canalization with natural materials of rocks, dirt, burlap, etc. to positively and therapeutically channel rain water.

It is truly invigorating and inspiring to ride through this area after significant rainfall as well. Water races through rocks and around the canals where plants and trees grow. Ripples of white caps glisten in the rays of sunshine penetrating tree canopies of shade. Instead of dust and heat and vehicle-exhaust inversions, one inhales fresh rainfall and thriving foliage.

Some cities are slowly beginning to respond to pleas from eco-transport advocates and climatologists to implement necessary improvements to reduce emissions, capture carbon and as a result reduce global warming.

For example, recently Los Angeles has begun coating the top layers of streets with natural insulating paint solutions that according to reports decreases street temperatures by up to 10 degrees fahrenheit compared to untreated asphalt.

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