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Posted 09.22.11 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Laura Tepper: Road Ecology: Wildlife Habitat and Highway Design



Parks Canada initiated the Banff Crossings Project in the mid-1980s to mitigate the effects of a phased Trans-Canada Highway expansion. The “twinning” of the highway through the National Park has resulted in four lanes divided by a wide green median. The green space preserves a park-like appearance, but the design triples the width of the right-of-way, creating a significant wildlife barrier.

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