BC Municipalities Lead Way with Eco-Sensitive Streets


Crown street - completed (360 pixels)

A  number of British Columbia municipalities have embraced the concept of “sustainable streets” and have recently completed flagship projects.

The City of Vancouver's Crown Street has the highest profile as the result of a $1.4 million investment in road reconstruction along a three-block stretch in the City's Southlands, an older neighbourhood. To view a video, click on this link to construction of Crown Street eco-sensitive roadway

In the District of Maple Ridge, a Fraser Valley municipality, the new Silver Ridge residential development reflects a ‘design with nature' approach to rainwater management.

In the City of Chilliwack, also located in the Fraser Valley, water balance management has been embedded in the City's land development standards and several dozen projects have been completed.

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