October 27, 2006
~ Springy Sidewalk, Bouncy Sidewalk / Dressed in Rubbermaid Gear ~

Both Baltimore and Washington are now experimenting with "rubberized" sidewalks. Made out of recycled tires, the material promises to be more durable over time than conventional asphalt or concrete. Unfortunately it's a lot more expensive, so only time (and testing) will tell if, in the long run, it's actually cheaper than the more conventional stuff. Considering that it seems to take 15 guys three weeks to fix most sidewalks around here, if the stuff actually works it doesn't seem to me it will take all that long to break even.

Via Daffodil Lane.

Posted by scott at October 27, 2006 03:41 PM

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Isn't that the stuff we walked on last weekend near the panda exhibit at the Zoo?

Or was that panda-poo?

Posted by: Mark on October 28, 2006 09:39 AM
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