Street Style

The City of Victoria has done some great work integrating stormwater management into landscaped boulevards along their urban streets. This example in particular was attention catching. The details are simple yet well planned and executed. It has all the components that create a sense of place and space for the pedestrian. A seat wall alongside the widened walkway provides the separation needed between pedestrians and cars, and the mature shade trees provide cooling and coverage with their overhead canopy. Stormwater from the street and adjacent concrete walkways is directed at intervals into the shimmery grassy swaled boulevard.