Green Streets for Omaha

Omaha, NE

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

This plan recognizes the importance of street design to the overall character of the city, and recommends creation of a Green Streets Master Plan to delineate streets that should be subject to special street landscaping planting and maintenance requirements. The masterplan respects the primary function of streets as transportation routes but recognizes that streets are far more than corridors for automobile traffic. The plan incorporates other forms of transportation with on-street bike lanes and multi-use trails; it promotes the civic function of streets as attractive spaces for public interaction and recongizes the value of trees and other plants in the right-of-way as part of urban ecosystems. These plants are given the needed space and attention to provide shade and serve as the lungs of the city.