Allston Way Permeable Paver Demonstration Project
The City of Berkeley sought a durable alternative to its existing asphalt road surfaces in need of replacement. Situated on a hill that slopes down to San Francisco Bay, mitigating stormwater runoff also ranked highly among its priorities. After extensive research on constructing a green roadway they decided on using a permeable paver system and chose European Paving Designs to install it.
In the year since the Allston Way project’s completion, it has been routinely and closely monitored. “The system has exceeded expectations with regard to stormwater management,”said Mr. Irby. “The infiltration rate that we’re seeing is better than we had estimated.” He added, “We haven’t published the data yet, but what we’ve gathered to date does show that the pollutant levels have been reduced.”
The above are excerpts from an article in Interlock Design Magazine and written by Brad Causey.