In previous Tuesday Club notes I have written about a street down the road from our place which was an experiment designed by a person who is now a Regional Councillor, Grant Edge. The street has no gutters and the road is quite narrow.
The whole community planted the trees and they are looking great.
With this street in mind I was pleased to read the article below from the UK which seems to be promoting the same sort of concept as the street which Grant designed, at least 25 years ago. I have said before, I wonder if CCC engineers have been down to see this local street to review it?
After the earthquakes it needed no rebuilding. It has never flooded. It rains and all the water soaks in. It is narrow enough to slow traffic down nicely. When it was constructed it cost nothing in concrete edging and the normal costs of roads.
In fact, it’s got everything going for it!
Here’s what the English engineers think about the sort of road we seem to continue ignoring in this City https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/sponge-park-demonstrates-nature-based-flood-protection-potential-05-08-2020/