Overpasses for furry pedestrians

If you heard that a crosswalk was being proposed over a major interstate highway, you would assume it was for pedestrians. But out in Colorado, one proposed overpass is for pedestrians of a more furry nature, namely moose, elk, and other wildlife. According to Environment and Energy Daily, one stretch of I-70 near Vail has been particularly deadly to various species, so plans are underway to design a wildlife overpass. North America has many underpasses, but only a handful of overpasses, and one in Canada has been used by animals nearly a quarter of a million times, dropping wildlife-vehicle collisions by up to 95 percent. If funding permits, this sounds like lots of four-footed good news.

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