Best Practices

The City Engineer’s Office is working to be environmentally aware and responsible by considering the following on all city projects:
Reduce energy consumption
Reduce fuel consumption by reducing delays to motorists on our streets
Reduce electrical use by installing LED traffic signals
Investigate the use of LED and solar streetlights to reduce electrical demandE
Encourage non-motorized transportation by enforcing and implementing the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
Reduce emissions
Reduce vehicle delay and idling by traffic signal re-timing and coordination
Encourage people-powered transportation by considering pedestrian and bicycle friendly improvements on all city projects
Recycling
The City of Columbus encourages and allows the use of up to 25 percent recycled asphalt pavement content in all street projects
Low impact design (LID)
The City carefully considers the scope of all street improvements to provide the needed improvements while avoiding the installation of excess pavement (and generating excess storm water runoff)

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