How appropriate for the first day back in class at Iowa State… Here’s a short clip from NPR Morning Edition from August 19, about concrete sidewalks being replaced with rubber to stand up to the occasional dropped keg at
Lincoln Way and Welch in Campustown. Doing a Google search, it appears the story was picked up across the country for the day’s light-hearted news story.
Edit: Apparently the rubber sidewalk has been installed along Chamberlain Street at Welch Ave next to the Campustown fire station (one block south of Lincoln Way). The sidewalk work at Lincoln Way and Welch appears to be for new traffic signals. The above photo I took Thursday, August 28.