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Calgary’s soles hit the rubber

Calgary is testing using recycled rubber as an alternative material for sidewalks. The recycled tire rubber is...

November 8, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Calgary is testing using recycled rubber as an alternative material for sidewalks. The recycled tire rubber is being used on Charleswood Drive (at Crowchild Trail to Capri Avenue NW), on Kensington Road N.W. , and on 85th Avenue (at 24th Street SE).
The performance of the red-tinted recycled rubber sidewalk will be monitored over one year to see how well it stands up to the harsh climate. The rubber is made using recycled tires and is said to resemble stamped concrete, although it is quieter to walk on and not expected to crack, thus saving maintenance.


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