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Fully Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Management: Progress and Obstacles to Implementation in California

UCD-ITS-RR-17-15

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Suggested Citation:
Harvey, John T., Sifang Shan, Hui Li, David Jones, Rongzong Wu (2017) Fully Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Management: Progress and Obstacles to Implementation in California. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-17-15

Fully permeable pavements capture stormwater and infiltrate it into the ground and/or hold it until discharging it into stormwater conveyance. In either case, they offer benefits in terms of reducing or eliminating the need for stormwater conveyance infrastructure, capturing pollutants, and potentially reducing air temperatures around them. This technical memorandum reviews recent advances in structural design, materials, and hydraulic design that have filled many of the gaps in permeable pavement technology. The memo then presents the results of a recent survey in California, with some additional out-of-state responders, regarding awareness of permeable pavements and obstacles to their implementation. Finally, the memo presents recommendations for filling remaining knowledge gaps and overcoming obstacles to implementation.

Keywords: permeable pavement, porous asphalt, pervious concrete, permeable interlocking concrete, stormwater infiltration
UC Pavement Research Center Technical Memorandum UCPRC-TM-2017-03