Comments on: The Road Less Traveled: Pervious Pavement & Other Green Surfaces for Your Home http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/ Tue, 03 Apr 2012 23:54:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0 By: LA Stormwater http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-245 LA Stormwater Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:20:36 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-245 Thanks for reading! Thanks for reading!

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By: Name (required) http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-244 Name (required) Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:18:30 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-244 Found this interesting. Found this interesting.

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By: Our Fave 5 Facts about the LA River http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-123 Our Fave 5 Facts about the LA River Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:38:51 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-123 [...] through municipal jurisdictions (which includes 16 cities), and then flows into Long Beach Harbor. Click here to read about why impermeable surfaces are bad news for water [...] [...] through municipal jurisdictions (which includes 16 cities), and then flows into Long Beach Harbor. Click here to read about why impermeable surfaces are bad news for water [...]

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By: LA Stormwater Program http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-47 LA Stormwater Program Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:12:45 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-47 Thank you Amy for sharing your suggestion for a low impact design when thinking of a green driveway project! It’s great that you are thinking of reducing waste in the landfill too! And remember, it’s always a good idea to check with the City of LA Department of Building and Safety first before moving forward with an improvement project. Thank you Amy for sharing your suggestion for a low impact design when thinking of a green driveway project! It’s great that you are thinking of reducing waste in the landfill too! And remember, it’s always a good idea to check with the City of LA Department of Building and Safety first before moving forward with an improvement project.

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By: amy S. http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-46 amy S. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 04:25:45 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-46 How about reducing you landfill contributions from ripping up your old concrete driveway by modifying it instead. Get a qualified person to saw cut the existing concrete into large, paver type patterns. The lines cut out can have the soil beneath loosened, amended, and planted or put it in gravel. Either way, there will be more pervious surface. The existing driveway/surface took resources to create, as will any replacement. If possible, this can be a lovely way to have a lower impact design that benefits all sides.<br /><br />Keep up the good work Stormwater Team! How about reducing you landfill contributions from ripping up your old concrete driveway by modifying it instead. Get a qualified person to saw cut the existing concrete into large, paver type patterns. The lines cut out can have the soil beneath loosened, amended, and planted or put it in gravel. Either way, there will be more pervious surface. The existing driveway/surface took resources to create, as will any replacement. If possible, this can be a lovely way to have a lower impact design that benefits all sides.

Keep up the good work Stormwater Team!

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By: LA Stormwater Program http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-39 LA Stormwater Program Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:43:50 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-39 Good input, Richard. First of all, thanks for taking the steps to convert your home into a permeable and water saving paradise! <br /><br />In regards to the LADOT restrictions, we were unaware of this rule and glad that you have shared your experience. As you can imagine, there are lots of factors to consider and standard practices that will need to be looked at on the road to a more sustainable LA. We’re happy to get your feedback since all of these things will need to be taken into consideration when moving forward with putting together the Low Impact Development manual (http://lateameffort.blogspot.com/2010/04/be-part-of-putting-together-citys-lid.html) Good input, Richard. First of all, thanks for taking the steps to convert your home into a permeable and water saving paradise!

In regards to the LADOT restrictions, we were unaware of this rule and glad that you have shared your experience. As you can imagine, there are lots of factors to consider and standard practices that will need to be looked at on the road to a more sustainable LA. We’re happy to get your feedback since all of these things will need to be taken into consideration when moving forward with putting together the Low Impact Development manual (http://lateameffort.blogspot.com/2010/04/be-part-of-putting-together-citys-lid.html)

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By: Richard C. Adams http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/2010/04/19/the-road-less-traveled-pervious-pavement-other-green-surfaces-for-your-home/#comment-38 Richard C. Adams Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:10:00 +0000 http://www.lastormwater.info/blog/?p=85#comment-38 When we converted our front yard here in the Valley to native plant landscaping and premeable walkways, we wanted to add a parking turnout similar to what many of the other area homes have, except we would use the plantable pavers and native grass from Theodore Payne. <br /><br />However, when we checked with LADOT Parking Enfocement, they said that since it had grass, even with the paving stones, it would be considered "lawn" and thus they would ticket any vehicles parked there. <br /><br />I'm aware of how difficult inter-departmental coordination can be, but this seems like it *should* be a no brainer. Is there any chance someone could talk some sense into them? When we converted our front yard here in the Valley to native plant landscaping and premeable walkways, we wanted to add a parking turnout similar to what many of the other area homes have, except we would use the plantable pavers and native grass from Theodore Payne.

However, when we checked with LADOT Parking Enfocement, they said that since it had grass, even with the paving stones, it would be considered "lawn" and thus they would ticket any vehicles parked there.

I'm aware of how difficult inter-departmental coordination can be, but this seems like it *should* be a no brainer. Is there any chance someone could talk some sense into them?

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