Complete street designs and green infrastructure technology are trending elements in the sustainability of safe transportation. Complete streets are for an inclusive population. They contain a section for all road users, that is, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. As a result, these streets are essential for the safe maneuvering of road users. This is by allowing simultaneous safe usage. For Example, buses move at the same time while people safely move to and from train stations. One major perk of these streets is their uniqueness to community needs. They are flexible; hence design depends on the current communal needs. Moreover, this design responds to the rise of private automobiles on the roads, especially in developed countries.
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY
Green infrastructure technology is applying measures that facilitate the reduction of flows to sewer systems and surface waters. It is very cost-efficient and effective and provides many beneficial results to the community. In urban areas, stormwater runoff is a significant cause of water pollution. When it rains, water is not absorbed to the ground due to the prevailing infrastructure. Without efficient gutters and drainages, the water destroys infrastructure and dirties water. As a result, the green environment aims at reversing these effects. Examples of green infrastructure are rainwater harvesting, planter boxes, and permeable pavements. Additionally, green streets and green parking in complete street designs are essential for achieving green infrastructure.
THE RISE OF PRIVATE AUTOMOBILE IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Following the booming breakthrough in technological advancements, there is a continuous rise of private automobiles globally. This is most evident in developed countries like London and the states in America. Private cars are beneficial in several ways, although they lead to some undesirable outcomes. Following their increased number, pollution levels are escalating. Moreover, people are experiencing long hours of getting to destinations due to traffic jams. As a result, governments are coming up with a solution to the adverse effects. One of the tangible solutions is the construction of complete street designs to accommodate the vehicle. Additionally, the expansion of roads and public awareness are equally essential. The incorporation of green infrastructure technology is also a long term solution to the issue.