Vermont Green Streets Guide

This Guide is intended as a springboard for action; as such, it can be read in its entirety or in sections as needed. It describes a linear process of Green Street design and build, from envisioning, to planning, to design, to maintenance, and to monitoring.

The Guide includes:

  • Planning considerations to advance Green Street design along streets and in parking lots.
  • Guidelines for selecting the appropriate application for the right site.
  • Implementation and maintenance strategies that make Green Street design more achievable.
  • Examples of Green Streets throughout the state, highlighting their successes and challenges.

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Download or Watch to the Guide by Section

Section 1: Introduction to the Vermont Green Streets Guide PDF or YouTube Video 
Section 2: The Benefits of Green Streets PDF or YouTube Video
Section 3: Planning for Green Streets and Parking Lots PDF or YouTube Video
Section 4: Green Street Design Principles PDF or YouTube Video
Section 5: Design Considerations: Physical & Environmental PDF or YouTube Video
Section 6: Green Stormwater Management Tools PDF or YouTube Video
Section 7: Green Street and Green Parking Lots Examples PDF or YouTube Video
Section 8: Plant Selection Considerations PDF or YouTube Video
Section 9: Implementing Green Streets PDF or YouTube Video
Section 10: Maintaining Green Streets PDF or YouTube Video
Section 11: Case Studies PDF

We are grateful to the funders who made this project possible. Notably, the State of Vermont Clean Water Initiative, the USDA Forest Service, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

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