less asphalt, more paving stones
A lot of money seems to be spent on resurfacing side streets, parking lots, trails with asphalt. It is a waste, environmentally destructive. Also the quality of asphalt seems inadequate. It needs to be re-done too often causing traffic congestion. Better standards need to be demanded from contractors. In downtown areas where driving speed should be lowered and the road may need to be dug up often for repairs of utilities paving stones would be a good alternative. They do not need to be disposed just lifted up and put back in place afterwards. Seen in many European cities.