A number of Curbside gardens have popped up surrounding other green infrastructure projects throughout Lancaster City. They often extend from the curb or intersection, serving to both capture stormwater, while also slowing traffic and making these areas safer for pedestrians.
Lancaster is one of many City’s undertaking such projects. Here is an article recently published in the New York Times New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff – NYTimes com.
Examples from the City of Lancaster:
Other examples can be found here