Permeable Sidewalk Projects in the Mission District Walking Tour
Saturday, July 12th, 10:30am
Starting at Shotwell Greenway (Shotwell Street between 17th and 18th Streets)
Take a guided tour of Plant*SF’s permeable landscaped sidewalk projects in the Mission District. An innovative sustainable urban infrastructure practice, permeable landscaped sidewalks demonstrate one approach to reducing storm loads on the combined city sewer system, by removing significant portions of formerly existing concrete sidewalks, which instead of entering the sewer, permits rain water to permeate the exposed soil and nourish plants. When this method is implemented throughout the city, it will result in a significant reduction on the currently overloaded sewer system, and restore the city’s urban hydrology. These sidewalks also create species habitat and provide beautiful walking spaces.