As our plans for a new Route 1 seem to be stalling other communities are moving ahead. The Washington Post reports on Edmonston’s efforts at revitalizing the area by installing a “green street” that should make folks who travel Route 1 green with envy.
In a few weeks, workers will start ripping up Edmonston’s main road and replacing it with an environmentally friendly street of rain gardens, porous brick and a drought-resistant tree canopy designed to shade the concrete, filter rainwater before it flows into the river and put people to work.
The local mayor Adam C. Ortiz has worked tirelessly to move this project ahead. If that small area just to our south can get things moving in this economy what is stopping College Park?