Porous Flexible Pavement, Asphalt, or Porous Asphalt

Lessons Learned for Multi-Use Trails in the District of Columbia

This webinar will discuss the various types of materials used for paved, multi-use trails in the District of Columbia and lessons learned.

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August 24, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

This webinar will discuss the various types of materials used for paved, multi-use trails in the District of Columbia. We will discuss different projects where we used flexi-pave, asphalt, or porous asphalt and our experience with each material. How are the materials holding up? What are the lessons learned and things we wished we knew?

Learning Objectives:

  • Audience members will learn 3 common types of material used on hard-surface, urban trails in the District of Columbia
  • Audience members will come away with an understanding of the various design elements for each material
  • Audience members will learn the benefits and shortcomings of each material for trails in the District of Columbia


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

Webinar Resources

  • Presenter PowerPoint – Porous Flexible Pavement, Porous Asphalt, or Asphalt – August 2023 (pdf)

    Webinar Partners


    Stephanie Piperno, Transportation Planner – Trails, District of Columbia, District Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC

    Stephanie Piperno is a Trail Planner with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). She joined DDOT’s Active Transportation team in April 2022. Prior to her work at DDOT, Stephanie served as the Trails Coalition Manager at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) overseeing the Capital Trails Coalition (CTC). Stephanie is most passionate about building partnerships and ensuring that trail projects meaningfully engage with the public. She received a Master’s in Sustainability Management from American University’s Kogod School of Business, and played four years of Division I soccer at Davidson College.


    Michael Alvino, Trails Program Manager, District of Columbia, District Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC

    Michael Alvino, AICP, is the Trails Program Manager at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). His work focuses on designing, building, and maintaining the network of multi-use trails within the District of Columbia. Prior to his work at DDOT, Michael completed the National Park Foundation Transportation Scholars fellowship program at the National Mall and Memorial Parks where he worked on a range of transportation projects from improving pedestrian and bicycle wayfinding signage to installing electric vehicle charging stations. Michael holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


    Steve Zeender, Project Manager and Transportation Engineer, Stantec
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Steve is a project manager and transportation engineer located in Baltimore, MD. He has been with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. since 2011 and has worked in the transportation consulting industry since 2005. He has worked on several trail, bicycle/pedestrian, roadway, and rail projects and studies within the Washington metropolitan region. He graduated in December 2004 from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

    Steve is a Maryland native and currently lives in Monkton, MD with his spouse and three children. He enjoys coaching youth sports, reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.


    Jo-Elle Burgard, PLA, LEED AP, Landscape Architect, District of Columbia, District Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC

    Jo-Elle Burgard, PLA,LEED AP, is a landscape architect with the District Department of Transportation, in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and is an enthusiastic member of DDOT in the field of Green Infrastructure in the Public Right of Way in the District. She is interested in improving the environment in small sustainable ways by expanding green practices that connect to functioning landscapes in urban environments.


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