|FW: emergency vehicle access||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Christopher L. Wood (c.l.woodnotesmail2.csuohio.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 18:23:11 -0500|
Rich Lobdill <richardl [at] silcom.com> said: "Green roads in our case are made by first laying in a very solid road base then on top of that putting a sort of 'honeycomb' plastic lattice which is about 1.5" thick (high?). We fill in the lattice with soil and ultimately will plant it with grass or some such. It seems very simple and the fire department was convinced that it would hold the trucks. I do not know the name of the product but could put you in touch with someone who does." -- I have also heard of this done with cinder blocks turned on the side so their holes can be filled with dirt. Seems to me like it should work. Perhaps someone might want to experiment with this and let the list know how it works out (I don't have a yard to play with)? I can think of another advantage of a green road, and that's surface runoff (or lack thereof). Hard pavement surfaces prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground, which must then be carried away by storm sewers. When the sewers get overloaded, the surface runoff builds up and causes floods. A green road would allow more rainwater to soak into the ground. -- Christopher L. Wood Cleveland OH "If ya gotta ask, you'll never know"
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