All the driving lanes are around the outside perimeter of the campus buildings. In order to provide emergency vehicle access, a Grasspave2 fire lane was constructed between buildings, and across The Quad area bisecting the property. The pedestrian orientation of the campus was maintained. Bruce Thompson, Director of Campus Maintenance, was very interested in how micronutrients could provide necessary supplements for the grass in pedestrian traffic areas. Since grass in Grasspave2 mats is grown on top of base course sandy gravel, it is also beneficial to add trace elements for vigorous grass growth in these areas too. Editor’s note: Campus cow paths are formed by too many pedestrians compacting the soil, thus starving grass plant roots from obtaining air. Grasspave2 can be added as a maintenance solution for protecting the area from compaction and thus eliminating the unsightly muddy paths. This area will not need aeration again.
14255 Midway, Dallas, TX
830 m2 (8,934 sq ft)
Julian P. Barry General Contractor, Inc., 6616 Forest Park Road, Dallas, TX 95235
Removable bollards near the Administration offices mark the southern vehicle access. Micronutrients should be added for better grass health.
Offsetting the sidewalk helps distribute wear and provides an interesting meandering path appearance to an otherwise straight lane.
Looking north toward The Quad, notice how the hydrant is positioned in a visually less obtrusive location. Grasspave2 mats can be run underneath groundcover also though that is probably not the case here.
Good view of meandering walkway. Light poles on the right and trees on the left mark the edges of the fire lane.
Most of the fire lane width is concrete with Grasspave2 reinforcing in grass block areas next to the sidewalk.
Grasspave2 is located on both sides of the walkway.