- Reduce the frequency and severity of street flooding and increase stormwater infiltration.
- Improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.
- Reduce traffic speeds by incorporating traffic calming devices.
- Increase shade and aesthetic appeal by planting trees and drought-tolerant plants.
After being fined for an illicit discharge to the Salinas River, the city worked with the state water board to redirect the fine to fund the concept plan, which was the basis for an application for a State
Urban Greening Grant that funded final engineering and construction.
Working with a mix of public, private, and non-governmental organizations allowed for broader support and access to innovative funding while creating strong and diverse project advocates.
Keys to Success
Leverage professionals with experience in emerging green street technologies to support the expertise of local engineers.
Design elements along the corridor respond to the right-of-way constraints as well as the stormwater and mobility goals.
City of Paso Robles (owner) California Central Coast Water Board
Private Group and Partnerships
California Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative
Citizen Associations and Unions
Stakeholder Advisory Group (adjacent property and business owners)
Designers and Engineers
SvR Design Company, CannonCorp Engineering, Earth Systems Pacific
Stormwater management, including green infrastructure, is provided.
Widened sidewalks to provide a 2 m-minimum clear path.
On-street cycle lanes are provided.
Traffic calming elements include curb extensions, pedestrian crossing striping, in-pavement lighting, and signage.