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One of the materials they use for paving London streets uses a finer-grained material than the others. It’s used for surfacing bike & bus lanes, but I’ve also noticed that there are a few places, like where High Holborn meets Drury Lane.

Anyway, I’ve noticed this alternate paving surface because when someone drives over a leaf that’s fallen on it, the leaf gets caught by the grit. Over the past few weeks, since it’s been both autumnal and dry, there are places where lots of leaves have been worked into the pavement, making little bits of London’s roads look like an art project I did when I was 4 years old.

In this picture you can see the main paving material along with a bike lane that’s retaining the leaves.


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