|Re: Green Roads||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousemail.msn.com)|
|Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 22:38:28 -0500|
The disadvantage to doing living pavement, ala, the plastic or concrete matrix that you plant with grass is that your road becomes much much more maintenance. It gets full of weeds, and has to be mowed, and stays wet and gets your shoes much wetter than hard surface. In our climate, grass grows very fast and so somebody would need to mow the road regularly. If it gets too high, when it gets wet your feet get soaked. The advantage is that it is a softer, hard surface treatment. They use it a lot for firelane access roads where I work. After a bit, it looks just like the surrounding lawn which is nice. This would be a good treatment for parking perhaps? In my experience, pedestrian walkways are better if they are hard surfaced for ease of use and maintenance. Rob Sandelin Sharingwood
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