July 26, 2006

Rubber Sidewalks

Category: Urban Planning

rubber_side.jpgThis article's gotten a lot of play and it sound's like a truly brilliant idea: Make sidewalks out of recycled tires - it's cheap, they apparantly last longer, they are easier on the feet, they don't have freeze/thaw issues in the winter and to top it off they bend around trees and roots so you don't have to prune as much. I'm ready for 'em now! (Full Article Here)

Posted by Nick at July 26, 2006 10:41 PM

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NPR/All Things Considered ran a story on this and some residents are unhappy with the aesthetics of the rubber panels. (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5615795)
Despite the criticism, D.C. is planning a trial run so let's hope the results are good.

Posted by: Georgia at August 13, 2006 10:41 PM

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