Transportation and Sprawl
New roads create more traffic, which generates increased sprawl. Paving over forests and other green areas harms our clean air and water, the Chesapeake Bay, and our children’s heritage, and degrades public facilities and services such as a public schools and police response. Preserving our watershed will thus save us money! To stop global warming and protect our natural resources, we must fight sprawl with its accompanying increase of traffic.
Here are some articles addressing this issue
Sprawl fuels global warming
Sprawl hurts us!
Read an article about how sprawl can directly result in poorly functioning schools, crime, and reduced green space. Current development is actually outpacing our population growth, so is unnecessarily contributing to global warming.
Natural Resources Defense Council
CSG Coalition for Smarter Growth