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By Joan Smedinghoff – Chesapeake Bay Program – April 12, 2019
When it comes to community infrastructure, many local officials are looking for solutions that serve multiple purposes. That’s where green infrastructure, such as the curb extension pictured above, can come into play. As the name suggests, curb extensions increase the space between the curb and the sidewalk (or, conversely, decrease the space between the curb and car). In that new space, cities can place many different solutions to fit their needs: benches, trash cans, gardens, trees, artwork—you name it. When coupled with green infrastructure practices like permeable pavement or rain gardens, these curb extensions can meet multiple needs.
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