Chicago builds a Smart Street…

Chicago has now built what is considered “the Greenest Street in America.It is a two mile Oct smart streetstretch In an industrial neighborhood of Pilsen. Bike paths and parking lanes are paved with smog eating concrete, sidewalks are made of recycled material and streetlights are wind and sun powered. “Bioswales” drains remove silt and pollution from runoff water with the aid of dense, drought tolerant foliage. This combination   of a vegetation and drainage system    diverts storm water from over-powering city drains. The road in turn uses 42% less   energy to operate.
(Source-National Geographic)