Put in planters in Penticton

In Penticton, the Atkinson Street improvements are looking good and a key transportation link is getting a makeover.

Before the barriers go up for the bike lanes, perhaps the city should consult with xeriscape expert Eva Durance about putting in some concrete planters.

These planters could serve multiple functions. They could grow native drought-tolerant species and wildflower plantings to help bee populations.

Folks who live along the path could plant little gardens if they wish.

Having flowers (and even trees) along the bike lane would be aesthetically pleasing and plants absorb CO2 as well.

It also gives a home to tons of the beautiful compost the city makes every year and put it to good use.

In applying for active transportation grants, the more layers of eco-friendly add-ons, the better.

Brian Hughes

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