Green Streets Knowledge Exchange

Green Streets Knowledge Exchange

June 8, 2023

Are you interested in how your City's streets can better prioritize pedestrian circulation, shade, urban cooling, green space, and other pedestrian-oriented features such as sidewalk widening, native landscaping, and traffic calming? Do you want to see how streets can help us better manage stormwater runoff as a resource?

Taking place in the City of Pomona, the Greenstreet* Knowledge Exchange will engage cities within the East San Gabriel Valley with their colleagues and peers to share planning and implementation experiences and provide tools to identify resources, overcome challenges, and implement best practices for successful Greenstreet implementation.

Audience members will learn about best practices related to...

  • Public engagement and input
  • Planning and lead time
  • General plan consistency and environmental review
  • Funding/Costs
  • Operations and Management

What to Expect

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Case Study Presentation: El Monte Greenstreets by David Diaz, Executive Director, Active San Gabriel Valley and Rene Salas, Interim City Manager, City of South El Monte
  • Panel and Q&A
  • Case Study Tour: Foothill Blvd Greenstreet by Chris Veirs, Senior Planner, City of Claremont and Vince Ramos, Associate Engineer, City of Claremont

Who should attend? Municipal staff, electeds and NGO representatives from Cities/Agencies from the East San Gabriel Valley

* “Greenstreets are streets that include median and streetside planters or swales that capture stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground as soil and vegetation filter pollutants. This replenishes groundwater supplies and keeps polluted runoff out of our streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Greenstreets also make attractive streetscapes that connect business districts, neighborhoods, parks and schools, and they can be designed to accommodate the diverse traffic needs of cars, trucks, pedestrians and bicyclists.” (adapted from the City of Portland)

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