The City of Pleasanton is trying to solve two issues they are having along their Arroyo Mocho Trail, flooding and maintenance costs. Funded by the Alameda County Measure B grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, the Arroyo Mocho trail Improvement project includes repaving 1.6 miles of trail with new paving materials. The project represents a testing site for the city to study and compare surface performance and maintenance costs of asphalt, decomposed granite and pervious concrete. Pervious concrete was specifically installed in an area that is prone to flooding.
City of Pleasanton Senior Civil Engineer Adam Nelkie states, “The test paving will be designed to reduce the potential for surface cracks. If the test is successful, the new materials may provide a paving solution for other trails.” We, at BAPC, are pretty confident they will find similar results that other cities have when it comes to the high performance and low maintenance costs of pervious concrete.
Located along the Arroyo Mocho Creek, between Stoneridge Drive and Santa Rita Road in Plesanton, CA, the trail provides a lovely area to stroll. If you visit, especially if it's raining, let us know which paving material you prefer.