In early 2017, the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, working with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), identified gaps in knowledge and other barriers to wider implementation that were perceived to be holding back the full potential for deployment of pavements that can simultaneously solve transportation, stormwater quality, and flood control problems. Further discussions were held with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), and the Tongji University Sponge City Project (Shanghai, China). A workshop was organized in November 2017 based on those discussions with the goal of identifying knowledge, information, and communication barriers to adoption of permeable pavement of all types, and creation of a road map to address and overcome them. The workshop brought together a diverse group of stakeholders from the planning, stormwater quality, flood control, and pavement communities to hear listen to presentations, exchange and discuss unanswered questions identified by the group, and then to discuss a proposed road map to fill the gaps in knowledge, processes, and guidance.
This document is the result of that workshop and additional development of the road map. It presents the organization of the workshop, summaries of the presentations and the breakout and plenary discussions, and the final road map developed from the results of the workshop.