Bioretention Areas

Bioretention areas filter runoff collected from hardscapes through drought-tolerant plants and well-draining soils.

Biorention area with drought tolerant plants.

Bioretention Areas

They can also provide traffic-calming features and pedestrian safety measures when placed by bike lanes or at intersections.

Biorention area by a bicycle lane and crosswalk.

Bioretention Areas

Examples of these areas can be found in the form of rain gardens, stormwater planters, and bioretention curb extensions.

Biorention area example in the form of rain gardens, stormwater planters, and bioretention curb extensions.

Pervious Pavement

Pervious pavement is installed in parking stalls, walkways, and paved areas throughout the City.

Pervious pavement on crosswalk