Sutter Avenue is a 0.5-mile-long residential road located in the southwestern portion of the City of San Pablo. Historically, Sutter Avenue has been a high-flood risk area in San Pablo, as a result of a lack of stormwater infrastructure and San Pablo’s flat topography in this area of the city. Additionally, Sutter Avenue lacks pedestrian facilities and has had many resident complaints of unsafe traffic speeds.
In order to help reduce flooding in this area with limited stormwater infrastructure, the proposed green street retrofits would incorporate different types of green infrastructure including bioswales and suspended pavement systems. The green infrastructure facilities would be designed to also help slow traffic speeds, improve pedestrian safety, and support street tree growth.