More municipalities are replacing stripes or barriers with planted dividers called bioswales.
Ever driven down a city street and wondered, “Why are those landscaped medians there?” Are they just for decoration, to make everything look more natural or more attractive?
Using specially-designed combinations of rich soil and other base materials, they help lower temperatures and humidity among closely-packed urban and suburban buildings.
Bioswales can play a role in capturing rainfall efficiently and filtering pollutants from the air and street. They also nourish and support plants and trees that collect and store carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
It won’t take many people in your town to get the attention of the local council. Installing bioswales will improve aesthetics, provide safety and help the environment, and they’re relatively inexpensive.
Consider organizing and getting just one built.