Streets are the physical spaces where city goals take shape. To make the most of streets, use an integrated approach to stormwater management, mobility, and land use that is both intentional and opportunistic. Coordinate street infrastructure projects and align goals to maximize the value of public investments, avoid conflicting construction schedules, and unlock complementary benefits.
Overlay stormwater network plans with plans for bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian safety improvements, transit routes or stations, and public space investments to better predict and plan for opportunities for co-investment. Land use and zoning changes that accompany site redevelopment should include stormwater management strategies in the right-of-way alongside opportunities to improve multi-modal mobility.
Consistent and thoughtful partnerships between city agencies and other stakeholders, such as transit agencies or business improvement districts, are critical to aligning goals and developing holistic street design projects (for further information, refer to Collaboration & Partnerships).