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Safe Passage To Wildlife

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 2 October 2019 in Architecture.

Parks Canada begin this idea in the 1980's. The Trans-Canada Highway is fenced on both sides to prevent animal and vehicle collisions. They added overpasses to allow animals to move safely from one side of the Bow River valley to the other.

Highway fencing and wildlife crossing structures were largely untested ideas until Banff National Park installed fencing and 44 wildlife crossing structures: six overpassed like this one, and 38 underpasses.

A variety of wildlife now cross the highway safely. Black bears and cougars prefer underpasses; grizzly bears prefer overpasses. Parks Canada proved that roads can be made safer for people and wildlife.

NIKON D5500 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 1600 87 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Also in Finland, bridges for wildlife have been built over motorways. There are also tunnels under the roads.

2 Oct 2019 5:27am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great framing and photo.

2 Oct 2019 5:40am

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle perspective avec cette symétrie des tunnels

2 Oct 2019 5:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un superbe arrière plan

2 Oct 2019 6:08am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Yes, it is very good for wildlife

2 Oct 2019 6:41am

yoshimiparis from France

The translator helped me understand the text
I find this idea great, because it allows many animals of nature to be able to cross safely "their" territory that the man has appropriated by building roads.
It is only fair that this one thinks of them to enable them to avoid accidents
The idea of a superior and inferior passage is excellent and it is very pleasing that the promoter of the project thinks that all the animals do not necessarily like to go into action.

2 Oct 2019 6:57am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Always great to see safe places for wildlife to live and be safe. Excellent capture and information. 5*

2 Oct 2019 8:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well documented

2 Oct 2019 1:39pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love this image and solution!

2 Oct 2019 2:07pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A great idea B:))) And a lovely shot !!

2 Oct 2019 3:04pm

Rose from United States

That is interesting... I would like ot have thought about doing that...

2 Oct 2019 3:06pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belles arches du pont

2 Oct 2019 3:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très belle forme et rouge avec ces large tunnel superbe

2 Oct 2019 3:41pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and great idea

2 Oct 2019 4:37pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The title says it all!

2 Oct 2019 4:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great documentary shot for this excellent idea that was put into action!!

2 Oct 2019 6:15pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Always nice to see these wild passages, you also see a lot in my country.

2 Oct 2019 6:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I wish that they would do that here. That is a wonderful idea. The rut season is approaching and I hate seeing so many deer that are hit and lying along side the road.

2 Oct 2019 6:29pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe composition.

2 Oct 2019 6:47pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful way for the animals. We have some here too.

2 Oct 2019 8:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An especially smart idea. We should do lots of that here. I guess it gets inline for funding after the bridges and deteriorating highways.

3 Oct 2019 12:02am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

A wonderful idea--fencing and over/under passes. Wish this existed in more places.

9 Oct 2019 10:50am

1/640 second
ISO 1600
87 mm (35mm equiv.)