Timing is Everything by Dean Adams Curtis

Recognize as you consider rural routes that their primary purpose is to serve the rural economy. These roads less (or never) traveled by interstate voyagers have been used as the primary conduits of farm equipment transportation from one field to another. They are used by people in all the locations being considered by you and others at this moment. Tomorrow morning a farmer will take that route to sow, tend, till or harvest a field. A young man or woman from a farmhouse along the county road will make their way to school.

What local communities will be considering as they contemplate becoming part of the U.S. Green Interstate System is how it can best be incorporated into their daily lives. In other words, can typical motorized vehicle transit take place early in the morning, say prior to 8:00 am? Can the route be given over to the exclusive use by green cars from eight to five? Can the route be made available all night until 5:00 am to the green traveler?

Though there may be challenges created for residents who live along roads choosen to become segments of the Green Interstate, the local economic benefits, as well as enhancements to their lives, will hopefully make up for any changes that residents have to make.

As we near completion of major sub-sections of the Green Interstate, events will be held that will publicize the new/old road and encourage use. You want to know how soon this system can be put together? So do we! Certainly it will be done within ten years. Probably it will be done within five. And possibly all of us who are inclined to will be driving on at least a large sub-section of it by the end of 2010.

For more information, email Dean Curtis, editor of GreenInterstate.com.

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