The Nostrand Avenue Select Bus Service Landscape demonstrates the importance of green infrastructure fulfilling multiple objectives. Under guidance of PlaNYC and New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), the project provides more efficient transportation while improving environmental conditions through enhanced streetscapes. The Select Bus Service (SBS) is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) initiative designed to create a flexible, high performance transit system.
Our prototype infiltration planters served as early streetscape green infrastructure case studies in NYC, creating high performance landscape features. These streetscapes provide the community with an improved experience in a space that contributes to improved water and air quality, a critical feature in NYC where streetscapes are 26% of total land cover.