June 1, 2006


Rubber highway to beat congestion (Jonathan Fildes, 5/31/06, BBC News)

A congestion-beating project that could lead to some of the UK's 9,000 miles (14,500km) of disused railway being paved with rubber, has been launched.

The flexible highways are made of panels of shredded car tyres laid over the existing tracks.

New thoroughfares could be shared by both cars and trams travelling at up to 50mph (80km/h) say Holdfast, the company behind the scheme.

Except that cars are the problem.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 1, 2006 10:47 AM

How can cars be the problem, when the flexible highways are made of panels of shredded car tyres?

Posted by: AllenS at June 1, 2006 11:56 AM

The rails and trains should be made of shredded cars.

Posted by: oj at June 1, 2006 12:03 PM

If you've lost this argument in Europe, then you've well and truly lost it.

Posted by: David Cohen at June 1, 2006 1:01 PM

Are the tires made of asphalt?

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at June 1, 2006 3:50 PM
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