November 15, 2006
This one has captured my curiousity. I don't know if I'll be able to get to the presentation, but I'm going to try:
Rubbersidewalks™ Presentation Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hosted by: City of Gresham Transportation Department
Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
In person: The creators of Rubbersidewalks™, the modular recycled tire rubber paving system that saves trees, eliminates trip hazard and is already installed in over 60 cities nationwide.
Presentation will cover:
• How Rubbersidewalks™ is solving the conflict between invasive tree roots and concrete sidewalks.
• How Rubbersidewalks™ help preserve the urban forest.
• How Rubbersidewalks™ can eliminate trip-and-fall hazards and lawsuits.
• How Rubbersidewalks™ will save your city money by providing a low cost, low maintenance solution.
Feel free to forward this invitation to other departments or anyone who would be interested in learning about this revolutionary new way to maintain sidewalks and manage tree root growth.
RSVP to Jonathon David @ Jonathan.David@ci.gresham.or.us or by calling at 503-618-2321.
Lindsay Smith, President & CEO, Rubbersidewalks™, Inc.
Dan Joyce, VP Marketing, Rubbersidewalks™, Inc.
2622 West 157th Street, Gardena, CA 90249
310 515 5814 ph./310 515 5314 fax.
November 15, 2006 6:13 PM
Donna Bryan Says:
Oh, great. Yet *another* obstacle for those of us with a life-threatening allergy to natural rubber latex. I wonder if Rubbersidewalks™ can address how to avoid lawsuits from trip-and-fall-and-go-into-anaphylactic-shock hazards? Is Gresham really considering this? How scary.
November 16, 2006 8:08 PM
Bob R. Says:
I was unaware that natural rubber latex allergies were related to the compounds used in modern tire rubber. (Tire rubber is what RubberSidewalks claims to use). Such recycled rubber has been used for years at railroad crossings.
Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious.
- Bob R.
November 16, 2006 8:27 PM
Here's a good article:
Tire rubber does indeed contain natural rubber latex, which is why I have to wear vinyl gloves to change a flat on my bike (and usually just pay someone else to do it). If I don't protect my skin, I get hives & swelling that spread and worsen until I go on a course of corticosteroids, which is nasty stuff. As for it being at railroad crossings, I haven't fallen at one yet. If it was on sidewalks (i.e. more places), that increases my chances. Ask a bunch of latex allergic nurses who work at one of the latex-free hospitals here in Portland if they'd like these sidewalks where they work, and I'll bet they all turn white as sheets.
November 17, 2006 2:48 AM
Dr. Zagovchi Says:
Hmm, then we should make them out of peanut shells. Oh, wait...
November 17, 2006 6:25 PM
Yeah, life's getting to be like that, isn't it? Concrete seems to be fairly hypoallergenic.