Washington, D.C. Premiere A quest to visit the most remote place from any road in the lower 48 states is chronicled in this film. Roads have fragmented wild landscapes, ushered in the “age of urban sprawl” and challenged our bedrock sense of community. The concept of wildlife corridors, the potential for greening our highway system and the fusion of high-tech engineering with the best and brightest environmental research happening today are explored. But as the transportation crisis appears to be spiraling out of control, a new generation of ecologists, engineers, city-planners and everyday citizens are transforming the future of the American road. Division Street is at once a portrait of ancient wilderness and new technologies as well as a call for connectivity, innovation and solutions to shape the emerging green transportation movement. Directed by Eric Bendick. Produced by Frogpondia Films.
Introduced by J.D. Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences. Panel discussion, facilitated by Christine Gerencher, Transportation Research Board Senior Program Officer/Environment and Energy, including Joe Burns, National Transportation Ecology Program Leader and Patricia White, Director, Habitat and Highways Campaign, Defenders of Wildlife, and Bill Branch, an ecologist with the Maryland Dept. of Transportation, follows screening.