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Green Streets and Green Corridors

A Green Street is a stormwater management approach that incorporates vegetation (perennials, shrubs, trees), soil, and engineered systems (e.g., permeable pavements) to slow, filter, and cleanse stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces (e.g., streets, sidewalks). Green streets are designed to capture rainwater at its source, where rain falls. Whereas, a traditional street is designed to direct stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces into storm sewer systems (gutters, drains, pipes) that discharge directly into surface waters, rivers, and streams.

Green Streets works to develop and implement new and sustainable solutions for managing stormwater. It takes the relatively simple task of improving a street or an alley and transforming the public right-of-way into an opportunity to capture, treat and infiltrate stormwater runoff.
 
It’s an innovative way of dealing with rainwater, one of our region’s most precious resources – a strategy that will help create a resilient and sustainable Los Angeles.

Completed Green Street Projects

Green Street - Avalon Green Alley - Main
Green Street - Avalon Green Alley - Main
Avalon Green Alley
The Avalon North Green Alley Project diverts and treats storm drain flow to allow storm water to flow into an underground infiltration trench. More About Avalon Green Alley
Green Street - Bradley - After
Green Street - Bradley - After
Bradley Green Alley
The Bradley Green Alley Project captures polluted urban runoff, treats it and infiltrates it into underground aquifers. More About Bradley Green Alley
Green Street - Elmer Ave Green Alley - Main
Green Street - Elmer Ave Green Alley - Main
Elmer Avenue Green Alley
The Elmer Avenue Green Alley (Elmer Paseo) Project improves water quality in the Los Angeles River watershed. More About Elmer Ave Green Alley
Green Street - Laurel Canyon - After
Green Street - Laurel Canyon - After
Laurel Canyon Boulevard Green Street
The Laurel Canyon Boulevard Green Street Project captures polluted urban runoff, treats it and infiltrates it into underground aquifers. More About Laurel Canyon Blvd Green Street
Green Street - Van Nuys - After
Green Street - Van Nuys - After
Van Nuys Boulevard Green Street
The Van Nuys Boulevard Green Street Project captures stormwater and urban runoff and infiltrates the captured water into the ground. More About Van Nuys Blvd Green Street

Green Street Projects In Progress

Green Street - Lankershim - Main
Green Street - Lankershim - Main
Lankershim Green Street
The Lankershim Blvd Great Street Project captures stormwater and urban runoff from a 107-acre watershed and infiltrates the captured water into the ground.
Green Street - Victory Goodland - Main
Green Street - Victory Goodland - Main
Victory-Goodland Green Street
This project is a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) project that plans to capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff using drywells and pre-treatment systems (i.e., rain gardens).
Green Street - Agnes Green Street - Main
Green Street - Agnes Green Street - Main
Agnes Green Street
The project will capture, treat and infiltrate stormwater runoff to remove pollutants such as trash, sediments, metals, bacteria and nutrients before they reach the Los Angeles River.