Chicago Area Planning Organization
Why isn't Rogers Park signed up for these green upgrades on the 2007 menu? The streets NOH could use some green pavers. After heavy summer storms it often takes days for the streets to completely drain. George Sullivan attended the conference yesterday and David Leopold stated that Ward 48 was signing up for several green projects. Ward 48 was referred to as 'the model ward'.
Ward 49 was not on Leopold's list.
Ward 49 Infrastructure Map I may not be a skilled topographer, but this 'interactive map' doesn't indicate any yellow markers....maybe it can be done next week. It would be beneficial to properties if basements didn't flood because the storm sewers can't handle the runoff.
What about us?
*Please note the text beneath the diagrams of the permeable pavers. It clearly states areas close to the lake have the ideal sandy, permeable soil.
CDOT has begun a pilot program to construct “green alleys” that provide environment benefits.
There are three types of green alleys:
· Green alleys that use a permeable pavement (asphalt, concrete or pavers) that allows stormwater to drain into the ground, instead of collecting on hard surfaces or draining into the sewer system
· Green alleys that use a high albedo pavement, a lighter-colored surface that absorbs less heat and helps reduce the urban heat island effect
· Green alleys that use recycled materials, such as concrete aggregate, slag and recycled tire rubber
Other green alley techniques include using proper grading and pitch to facilitate drainage, and using dark sky-compliant light fixtures to reduce light pollution and provide uniform illumination.
According to Sullivan, the same process is used for permeable 'green streets'.