Wednesday, November 12, 2014

First Solar Road Opening Today- For Bicycles

The first solar road in the world is opening today and it's not for cars. The road, made with solar cells
to generate power, is opening in the Netherlands. It will be for bikes. In fact, 2,000 bicyclists are expected on the road every day. That's a lot of bike traffic!

If solar roads sound familiar, it's because a Sandpoint, ID couple has a similar product, and aims to replace traditional asphalt with solar panels encased in glass. 

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.