A lot of driveways around here are two-thirds planted with two hard wheel tracks made of cement blocks or cobblestones. I like the permeability and decoration that goes into them. Our off-street parking space has access only from the side, therefore there is no direct path in and out, rather it's a parallel-parking situation.
Are there grasses that might put up with a car tire occasionally crossing over? I know plants don't generally like to be driven over, but there must be some that are more tolerant or resilient than the rest, probably flexible ones that can lie flat and stand back up.
I'm interested in planting inside some kind of rows or matrix of hard material over which car tires would pass. Keeping the loose earth just below the driving surface might prevent a mud bath. Is this scheme viable?
My location is San Francisco, California.