City of Los Angeles Green Streets

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Description: 4,800 SF Rubberway® Pervious Pavement in Brick Red

Rubberway Pervious Pavement was installed on street medians in the City of Los Angeles as part of the Green Streets initiative. This single layer system was installed over a layer of permeable base rock in order to provide maximum drainage and stormwater management.

The Green Streets program develops and implements sustainable solutions for managing stormwater. The city of Los Angeles is pioneering ways to better manage rainwater since it's such a precious resource in a dry region like the western U.S.

During this installation, Los Angeles based crews were trained on how to install Rubberway's rubber pavement system. The city was able to keep costs to a minimum on this project by utilizing in-house crews to perform the installation. USSA provided support throughout the project and now the city of Los Angeles has experience using Rubberway which will help for future installations. 

The single layer Rubberway Pervious Pavement was selected for this project due to features such as porosity, flexibility, the ease of installation, and the use of recycled and regional materials. This system is made from 100 percent recycled post-consumer rubber from tires.

Rubberway Pervious Pavement provides rapid drainage for stormwater management. This relieves pressure from the city’s stormwater systems and allows rainwater to drain into the subsoil where it recharges groundwater aquifers. This system is also very low maintenance, nearly eliminating the need for city maintenance employees to work on the medians which are dangerous areas of high traffic. 

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