Would cobblestone streets more economical for cities to maintain then paved stre

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. davenmidtown profile image87
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Would cobblestone streets more economical for cities to maintain then paved streets?

    It seems that if you have a pot hole in a cobble stone street that it would be easier to fix then if you had to repave or fill defect in the driving surface. It also seems that it might be better on the environment if we used cobblestones or pavers instead of blacktop. Opinion?

  2. Man from Modesto profile image81
    Man from Modestoposted 6 years ago

    You might think so... until you consider that everytime there is an underground improvement, the street needs to get cut up to place underground utilities.

    Here are some examples:

    New cable technology for Internet & phone.

    Gas line for a home improvement project

    Sewer and storm lines for a new subdivision

    ruptured water line

    gas main leak

    and other stuff...

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    They would be great looking but I don't think they would be more economical than asphalt.  The natural movement of the ground, particularly during the winter would make them uneven and dangerous.  Because the asphalt is bound together it will ride the upheaval and natural movement of the ground better --I think.

  4. Bretsuki profile image75
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    I grew up in a town which still had some cobbled streets and though they may look attractive they are very impractical.

    Cobbled streets are bad in cold or snow. Snow builds up between the cobble stones and turns to ice which is dangerous particularly for pedestrians.

    Having a fall on cobbled streets is also very dangerous. Cobbles not being flat when you fall you have several areas of high pressure which can cause bones to break.

    Cobbles also make steering on vehicles difficult inducing vibrations through the steering column as the wheels flip back and forth between cobblestones.

    Also when it comes to maintainance cobble stones and paver tend to sink in highly used areas, causing ruts which are very difficult to repair satisfactorily and if your car or van is caught in those ruts it can be very difficult to steer out of them.

    So I vote against both cobblestones and pavers for road surfacing in most areas.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)