Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stormy weather - rain gardens and storm water managment

I'll be following this one too. Storm water managment is key to an integrated approach to shoreline health and sewage treatment.

We've done some rain gardens in Victoria and other municipalities in the region are doing some too - check out Craigflower Rd in Esquimalt where a project I helped design (for bike lanes, better transit stop connections and an improved walking environment), includes bio-swales for storm water managment along the Gorge Vale Golf Course. It's a nice piece of work and the new look road is a breath of fresh air. I've been working with Esquimalt to extend the design to Admirals Rd and, in Victoria, elements of the design will continue along Craigflower through the Vic West Transportation Plan.

Local residents want more rain gardens in public spaces so I'll be working that into our infrastructure plans where I can.

Here's a story from Portland on the issue:

Take the virtual tour of projects in Victoria's capital region at:

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