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Pervious strips are long, linear landscaped areas or linear areas of pervious pavement that capture and slow runoff. Depending on the underlying subsurface soil condition, pervious strips can provide some infiltration, but to a much lesser extent than bioswales.
Pervious strips offer an inexpensive initial step in urban stormwater management, but are unlikely to provide enough capacity for treatment of a street’s full water quality event.
Adapted from the Urban Street Design Guide, published by Island Press.