How would build a road system or transportation system that respected nature with the following constraints:
- No paved roads or less than 10% paved roads
- can’t use gasoline (oil)
- allow nature to thrive and migrant with little to no impact
- food and resources can be bussed in or grown locally to reduce transportation
- it can involve new technology or possible new technology
I visited somewhere that has 8 lane highways in suburban areas. Eight lanes.... Where I grew up there were two lane or one lane roads. Even then you’d see roadkill daily. Some parts of the city where completely transformed from their natural state that wild life depended on for survival.
I think in the future we will have forest garden type cities or villages with less travel or less harmful travel with respect to nature and plant and animal life.
I’ve seen examples of this in many retro future artworks. But in some of those they still have roads that interrupt nature or flying cars.
What engineering answer would you give if this was your issue to solve?
For example, it doesn't have to be broad. It can be I'd build "mag lev roads for bikes and small vehicles and larger roads outside of cities".