Santa Cruz loves Pervious Concrete

....for park multi-use trails!!

Revisited the trail in March 2015.

Revisited the trail in March 2015.

While we know pervious concrete is a great multi-use trail material, the City of Santa Cruz spent years seeking the perfect trail material before they settled on pervious concrete for the Arana Gulch multi-use trail project. They needed something that was safe and non-slip in all weather conditions, accessible for wheelchairs in all weather, protected water quality, was permeable, low maintenance, and looks the part- clearly pervious concrete! 

The City agreed that pervious concrete met all their needs and then some. Below is the list of features they considered in selecting pervious concrete:

  • Durable;  does not rut, ravel or crack easily 
  • Strong; stays firm, level and safe
  • Long life expectancy
  • Low glare
  • Integral color of native earth
  • Low maintenance
  • Good for wheelchairs, strollers etc.
  • Less inviting for skateboards and fast traffic
  • Accommodates light maintenance vehicles
  • Rustic appearance
  • Porous 
  • Cost effective

We don’t need to quote them further, read their original blog post for more details. Great work, Santa Cruz!! Even more great they hired BAPC to install it. Above you can see a photo of the Broadway Brommer Arana Gulch path that we installed.  If you use the Arana Gulch Broadway Brommer Multi-Use path, send us your photos, and we would love to post them!