Location: Los Angeles
Project Description: Rubberway Sidewalk Terra Cotta Red
Year Installed: 2015
Rubberway Sidewalk has been installed at the Vanguard Learning Center as part of an Urban Greening Project for the Compton Unified School District. The two layer, 4,300 square foot pathway serves as a walking and jogging trail for the community and meanders around the newly constructed outdoor learning center which includes a community garden, drought tolerant landscaping, shade trees, and a system of bio-swales.
The formerly under-utilized school property was turned into a vibrant outdoor learning center to educate youth and residents on composting, smart gardening, and other environmental issues such as water conservation.
Implemented by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, this project utilized state grants to fund a quarter of the project’s costs. A Tire Derived Product (TDP) Grant was awarded by the state for the construction of the Rubberway Sidewalk walking and jogging trail and Urban Greening Program Grants were utilized for aspects of the project as well.
Rubberway Sidewalks utilize recycled post-consumer tire rubber and are a safe, comfortable, non-slip surfacing alternative to concrete and asphalt.