Concrete grid pavements provide a “green” surface for limited vehicle use.

Concrete grid pavements or “green parking lots” originated from the need to reduce the urban heat island and stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. Those benefits earn them credits in LEED v4. A drive-able grassed surface is more visually appealing as well. Grids first appeared in 1961 to handle overflow parking at a major cultural center near Stuttgart, Germany. They were a replacement for temporary steel runway matting. Since then, they are used to reduce lakeside erosion, ditch liners, driveways, overflow parking areas, shoulders along airfields, road crossovers on medians, boat launching ramps, emergency fire lanes, and for access roads adjacent to buildings.

Grid pavements make ideal access road and lanes.