Green Streets, Vancouver

January 16, 2010

Hundreds of volunteers in Vancouver’s neighbourhoods express the personality of their locality by creatively gardening the traffic calming circles and verges within local streets. A yellow sign designates these areas as Green Streets, a city supported venture which supports local residents to express their own style of gardening within city streets. “When neighbourhood volunteers offered their time to smarten up their streets, they not only made the street look better, but they also found that community care of public spaces slowed traffic, reduced litter,discouraged undesirable behaviour and allowed gardeners to meet their neighbours and gather the accolades of their community. Collectively, Green Streets volunteer gardens have uplifted the spirit of their communities and the look of the city” Excerpt taken from the book Green Streets published by the City of Vancouver.

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