Green Streets and Raingardens

You can find resources for incorporating green streets or raingardens into your project on this page.

Date Posted: January 9th, 2019 @ 4:14 PM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 8:03 PM

Green streets improve Oakland’s watersheds by cleaning and slowing runoff from roadways, sidewalks and building surfaces before it enters creeks and the San Francisco Bay. The following resources will help you incorporate green infrastructure into your project:

City of Oakland Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan


City of Oakland Green Infrastructure Guide Version 1.0 - Design guidance for green stormwater infrastructure projects on City-owned properties.
Green Streets Guide – Design guidance for incorporating green stormwater infrastructure into streetscape improvement projects.
C.3 Technical Guidance Manual – How to meet Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure requirements

Additional Resources

Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program Green Infrastructure

Rain Barrels and Cisterns Fact Sheet

Rain Gardens

Detain the Rain