Summary of Tree planting at mobility hubs


Contact Information

Organization: MARC
Contact person: Tom Jacobs
Title: Director, Environmental Programs
Phone: 8167018352
Organization address: 600 Broadway, Suite 200
  Kansas City, MO    64105

General Information

1. Project name: Tree planting at mobility hubs
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Smart Moves identifies 72 mobility hubs at key activity centers and corridors throughout the MARC region.
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: All 72 mobility hubs identified in the Smart Moves plan.
4. Primary project mode: Transit Active transportation
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Transit )
Tree planting (or green infrastructure applications) at all mobility hubs will encourage bus ridership, walking and biking by creating a more sustainable places.
6. Project Purpose: * Ecosystem Restoration Green infrastructure/sustainable places)
7. Project sponsor: Tom Jacobs
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $7200000.00
9. Project description: Tree planting and green infrastructure applications next to mobility hubs helps accomplish multiple goals: heat island reduction, climate resilience, public health, air and water quality protection, walkability, and transit access. Primary users are transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists.
10. Scope: Approximately 100 trees will be planted at every mobility hub in the region. The budget assumes a higher cost of $1000/tree (site preparation, planting, maintenance, replacement if needed) because of site constraints and increased maintenance requirements. Trees will be planted based on allied strategies and plans associated with green and complete streets, local place-making, and environmental and stormwater management needs and opportunities,
11. Project schedule: This project could be phased to align with other ATA/Community planning, design, construction and maintenance processes.

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