San Francisco's 'Green Connections Plan' Prioritizes Wildlife
Sean Keenehan reports on San Francisco's Green Connections Plan: "an ambitious 115-mile, 24-route map of potential habitat corridors in San Francisco."
The Green Connections Plan began in 2011, led by the non-profit organization Nature in the City in collaboration with city and community-based agencies. The big idea expands on what we traditionally think about transportation planning by "imagining a world in which cars share the road with birds, bees, butterflies, and bicyclists," explains Keenehan.
"Each route in the network is named after a native San Francisco 'Key Species' and is designed to incorporate 'Key Habitat' for that species," according to Keenehan.
To get a feel for the plan's Green Connections, Keenehan takes a bike ride along with Green Connections director Amber Hasselbring in a video you can watch after the jump.
Local coverage of a recent Green Connections walk is also available on the San Francisco Examiner website.