Green Street

Quiz Question

1. Consistent with the City of __________ policy on Complete Streets, all public streets and right-of way should include the aforementioned elements of Green Streets to the extent practicable given the many uses and functions of the public right of-way.
Houston’s
Austin’s
San Antonio’s
Dallas’s
2. A __________ is one that occurs naturally with respect to a particular ecosystem, rather than as a result of an accidental or deliberate introduction into that ecosystem by humans.
Foreign species
Virgin species
Native species
Mature species
3. Planter boxes are ideal for space-limited sites in dense urban areas and as a streetscaping element.
True
False
4. Trees separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic, reduce and cleanse street run-off after rain events through which of the following ways?
Root absorption
Transpiration
Interception of precipitation through leaves and branches
All the above
5. ____________ are created artificially by hardscape and structural elements, subsurface soils which are often compacted, highly alkaline base materials and feed by water from rain and drainage, light or shade from buildings and increased temperatures from impervious surfaces all of which creates a unique and challenging micro environment for trees and plant communities.
Community systems
Street ecosystems
Both A & B
None of the above
6. ____________ mimic natural hydrology through infiltration and evapotranspiration (passage of water from the soil, through a plant, and into the atmosphere).
Rain gardens
Porous Pavements
Rocks
Cisterns
7. Green Streets can reduce a community’s street costs, promote economic growth, and create construction and maintenance jobs.
True
False
8. In a LCCA all the anticipated costs throughout the entire life of an asset are modeled to calculate a single, total, present value cost. The first cost of installation or construction is rarely the total cost of ownership. Oftentimes, ___________ are substantial and should be considered when comparing alternatives.
Operation costs
Maintenance costs
Both A & B
None of the above
9. An __________ is a community of living organisms (fauna and flora) and non-living (abiotic) components (like air, water and soil) all are linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows generated from air from the atmosphere, light from the sun and nutrients from soil, flora and plant interaction, microbial biomass and decomposition.
Eco-sis
Geosystem
Ecosystem
All the above
10. ________ provide small gathering areas, particularly in more urbanized parts of town, where large parks are difficult to create.
Community parks
Pocket parks
Flower gardens
All the above