Conventional street design dominates large expanses of our urban landscapes, providing corridors for vehicle movement and above- and below-ground space for utilities. Green Street design, a new take on urban street design, takes a complete view of the street, seeing stormwater as a resource, universal mobility as a priority, and local plants as co-engineers of a complex built environment. It reimagines a singular street design that efficiently prioritizes multiple uses and recognizes the unique value of shared spaces.
To help move VT towards a more sustainable and connected urban environment, we developed The Vermont Green Streets Guide. The Guide provides direction on planning, design, and maintenance of common urban road and parking lot conditions throughout the state.