Benefits of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)

by evstudio on June 10, 2016

Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) can be used as a viable alternative to asphalt or poured concrete for parking lots, roads, sidewalks, driveways, and other surface treatments. Permeable pavers have come into more common usage in recent years as a means to reduce stormwater runoff volume, rate, and pollutants.

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With regard to further sustainability, concrete pavers are low-impact and provide a longer pavement life, reduced maintenance costs, and an extended replacement cycle. Moreover, permeable pavers are highly attractive, durable, easily repaired, require low maintenance, and can withstand heavy vehicle loads.

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PICP also provide distinct advantages in areas in need of traffic calming, having an effect similar to “rumble strips.” Well-maintained PICP streets tend to slow down traffic, thereby making the street and surrounding walkways safer for pedestrians. These paving treatments can delineate and create awareness of a pedestrian crosswalk, make a street appear narrower than it is to deter speeding, and define a street from a sidewalk or a parking lane.

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More detailed information on PICP can be found at:

ICPI: Sustainability and Interlocking Concrete Pavement

ICPI: FAQ

Project for Public Spaces: Traffic Calming 101

Originally posted 2015-02-01 18:43:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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