The SFPUC wants to know how Sunset Boulevard can work better for you. Wide streets with large landscaped areas provide many opportunities for improving stormwater management in the area. We need your help to identify the community’s priorities for improving the local landscape, such as habitat enhancement, trail and transit access, educational opportunities, and pedestrian amenities.
Tune in for more information on the Sunset Boulevard Greenway’s first public workshop coming late-July 2013 where you can learn more and provide input! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Improving Our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community
The Sunset Boulevard Greenway will feature innovative green infrastructure technologies, which may include rain gardens to naturally capture stormwater and allow it to soak into the landscape before it enters our combined sewer system. Because the majority of the City’s surfaces are paved, stormwater has no place to go other than the sewer, which overwhelms the system and may result in neighborhood flooding. Proposed rain gardens along Sunset Boulevard can improve stormwater management for more than 20 acres of paved surfaces in the Sunset District.
Proposed Green Features
Planning: Winter 2013 – Spring 2014
Design: Spring 2014 – Summer 2015
Construction: Summer 2015 – Summer 2016
Associated Community Benefits
Provide structure to undeveloped green areas
Rejuvenate pedestrian space and trail use
Enhance habitat for local plants and animals
Provide community recreation space
Beautify the Sunset District
Increase public education about Green Infrastructure
Create real life green science projects for local youth
Link iconic Golden Gate Park to Sloat Boulevard near Lake Merced
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.