These days, in the Smoky Mountains, rocks and highways are partnering, forming synergistic relationships that create jobs, as well as opportunities for virtual tourism. A form of traffic calming, they support Smart Growth policies by discouraging the use of motor vehicles. They also encourage rethinking of streetscapes along gateway corridors. While each synergy is unique, they are all exciting. The cost of restoring habitat is likely to justify unprecedented healthy revenue streaming for local government. If the partnerships turn out to in any way be profitable, you can thank the economic development arm of local government.
........As you post your comment, please conform to The Wild West's simple comment policy: we welcome all perspectives, but require that comments be both civil and respectful. If you wouldn't say it to a co-worker in front of your boss, it probably is not civil and respectful. We will delete any comment that fails this test and issue a warning to the poster. A second offense will result in a ban on commenting on this site. In sum, disagreements, arguments even, are welcome; abusive behavior is not. Thanks.
You must be logged in to post a comment.