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National Association of City Transportation Officials: Introducing Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Join NACTO, River Network, and Island Press for an up close look at the forthcoming Urban Street Stormwater Guide, and learn how to provide safe, functioning, and maintainable infrastructure that meets the unique needs and requirements of the transportation corridors and its various uses and users.

Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff, posing a threat to the environment and human health, and often overwhelming sewer systems. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. With thoughtful design, GSI can bolster strategies to provide a safe and pleasant walking and biking experience, efficient and reliable transit service, and safer streets for all users.