The website Better! Cities and Towns recently posted an article about what makes great city streets great. There are a lot of things at play in the examples they give from cities around the world, including multi-modal transportation, safe sidewalks, restaurants, and trees. I couldn’t help but notice that this was a common thread throughout all of the examples, and I was excited to see a portion of the article dedicated to the value of trees in urban areas and the effect they have on making city streets great. There was even a specific reference to green infrastructure benefits.
Here’s to green streets!