A Green Highway
A carbon neutral highway planned for Finland features smart lighting systems and eco-friendly fuels.
Finland’s sustainable highway project aims to reduce the impact of driving by “greening” 81 miles of road. The ambitious plan calls for a number of alternative fueling and charging options for vehicles and a sustainable infrastructure along the route.
The road would link the southeastern coastal town of Loviisa, which is lobbying for the green infrastructure, with Vaalimaa near the Russian border. Waste from the region would be used to produce biofuels and electricity for the service stations. The road would also feature smart lighting systems — lights would shut off if there were no cars and the brightness would adjust to weather conditions…