porous pavement

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The durable surfacing of a road, sidewalk, or other outdoor area.
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However, in a complex serving environment, various moisture levels might be captured in the porous pavement structure, resulting in various possible combinations of air, liquid, and solid.
Porous pavement in the parking lots allows rainwater to naturally seep into the ground and soil, rather than the sewer system.
Geotextiles are porous pavement systems that prevent degradation of the tundra by stabilizing the soil and providing a solid trail surface.
Partl, "Evaluation for porous pavement for road surfaces," Interim Report FHWA-OR-RD-95-03.
The fiber-like shape of the pine needle rubber can contribute to reinforcing the porous pavement and decrease the bitumen drain down.
Work is also ongoing to develop porous pavement materials that can hold rainwater.
Permeable or porous pavement, on the other hand, allows rainwater to filter into the ground while providing a durable surface for vehicles and foot traffic.
Examples of green infrastructure projects include: blue roofs and green roofs, which use mechanical devices or vegetation to slow roof water from draining too quickly and overwhelming sewers; porous pavement for parking lots that allows water to seep through it and be absorbed into the ground rather than running-off into the sewer system; tree pits and street side swales for roadways that allow water to pool in underground holding areas until it can dissipate in the ground or transpire through plants; wetlands and swales for parks; and rain barrels in some residential areas.
The "poticrete" sidewalk is part of the six-block Meador Kansas Ellis Trail Project in the city's downtown, with 250-square-yards of what it dubs "poticrete." The trail also includes LED lights and porous pavement.
This means an array of projects--green roofs, bioswales along the streets, grassy alleys, porous pavement for parking lots and the streets themselves.
She pointed out that improved redevelopment is needed - using vegetation around parking lots and beside roads to help filter run off, installing rain gardens and bio-retention areas in new developments, using porous pavement on roads, and getting rid of grassy areas along highways, because they require pesticides, fertilizer and mowing.