Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association’s chairman, Woodie Griffin on the U.S. 30/Lincoln Highway reconstruction which includes a separated and paved multi-use trail. That’s as close to voicing support for non-motorized trails as I’ve ever seen from the highway lobby. It’s almost an articulation of a Triple Bottom Line.
And why not, as a road builder, support trails? The well-designed, connected and separated side path adds value to the highway corridor, plus someone gets paid to build it. Chairman Griffin, given his perspective, gets it right.
The bottom line is jobs and economic development. Many of the other things we strive for in the industry, however, are showcased in this project: safety, efficiency, and sustainability.