Kegger-Plagued College Town Paves With Rubber
Iowa college town ditches concrete for more flexible solution
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Aug 20, 2008 3:54 PM CDT
A rubber sidewalk made by California-based Rubbersidewalks Inc, which will supply Ames, Iowa, with its bouncy new walkway.   (Rubbersidewalks Inc)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Sloppy keg delivery has taken its toll on sidewalks in the Campustown area popular with Iowa State University students, the Ames Tribune reports—but officials aren’t cracking under the pressure. Instead, they’re installing rubber sidewalks to replace pavement battered by years of abuse from offloaded beer barrels. Made from recycled tires, the flexible sidewalks were originally designed to give way to meandering tree roots.