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UK-onlyRoadSafetyFilter: how do I get a pavement put in our dangerous road for my kids and others?

I want to get a couple of neighbours (directly or via the municipality) to put a pavement in the currently pretty dangerous piece of road that connects me and my kids' house to town so we can walk there safely. UK only please. [more inside]
posted by KMH on Dec 26, 2012 - 4 answers

road safety snafus

I have been driving a lot more these days and have come across rather curious situations on the road, involving pedestrians and abandoned / malfunctioning vehicles. Wondering who would be at fault if something were to happen. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Dec 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Are latex gloves the newest must-have hipster fashion accessory?

Why do I keep finding individual latex gloves on the sidewalk in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Oct 4, 2012 - 45 answers

Mysterious islands in the street

What is the purpose of very small median strips close to the sidewalk near an intersection? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Help finding or making vibrant sidewalk art

My wife is helping an artist at Vanderbilt University focused in sidewalk painting. But she can't find vibrant chalks in order to accomplish her goals. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Dec 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts?

Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Planting a Colorado blue spruce near a driveway and sidewalk?

How far away (minimum) from my driveway and sidewalk should I plant a Colorado blue spruce, in order to make sure that its roots won't eventually wreak havoc with them? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 27, 2011 - 4 answers

My Oak Croaked . . .

Help choosing a zone 7 sidewalk/causeway tree? [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Oct 29, 2010 - 2 answers

French 'Posting Pillars'

In pictures of Paris you often see tall, round posting pillars (my term) on the sidewalks on which are posted advertisements and announcements -- what are these posting pillars actually called -- the best English translation is preferred. Thanks.
posted by badensa on Sep 13, 2010 - 14 answers

You made me miss my marathon, so you can pay for it

What liability do you have if someone is injured in front of your house due to an obstruction you caused? [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw on May 15, 2010 - 17 answers

How to get out stain or marks on sidewalk?

How do you get reddish brown marks off sidewalk caused from the snowblower scraping along the concrete? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 30, 2010 - 6 answers

To show or not to show, that is the question.

In New York State, if you are walking down the street on a public sidewalk (not doing anything illegal) and if a police officer asks to see your ID, by law, do you have the right to not show them?
posted by jasonspaceman on Jan 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Who owns the area between the sidewalk and street?

What rights do the public have to the planting strip (between the sidewalk and street) in a Berkeley residential area? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Nov 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Home repair referrals in Minneapolis please.

I need a referral to a plumber in Minneapolis who can do a good job replacing my 1930 toilet. Also need a roof repair, sidewalk, and tree removal. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Sep 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Can you beat a San Francisco parking ticket if it has no VIN number on it?

Can you beat a San Francisco parking ticket if it has no VIN number on it? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Mar 29, 2009 - 14 answers

What are these weird posts on the sidewalk in Manhattan?

What are these weird posts on the sidewalk in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Sep 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Will I get ticketed for parking my motorcycle on the sidewalk?

Can I park my motorcycle on a sidewalk (not obstructing pedestrian passage) in Oakland, California? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Apr 27, 2008 - 22 answers

How to deal with an NYC summons when you are moving away?

So last week in Brooklyn, I was a block from my apartment, hopped my bike up on the sidewalk, got stopped by the popo, and now have a pink summons. But I'm moving away in a month! [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jul 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Got chalks? (har har har)

I'm looking into doing a sidewalk chalk festival as on of dozens of artists but I've never worked in the medium. Any ideas on materials and methods? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jun 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Where the sidewalk ends.

Looking for info about designing sidewalks by understanding human traffic patterns [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on May 14, 2007 - 20 answers

Why is it that when it starts to rain, some blocks of concrete sidewalk are completely soaked, while others appear to be completely dry?

Why is it that when it starts to rain, some blocks of concrete sidewalk are completely soaked, while others appear to be completely dry? [more inside]
posted by Paul KC on Jan 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Am I bad neighbour or just lazy?

Am I a bad neighbour for not sweeping the sidewalk after I mow my lawn? [more inside]
posted by meringue on Jun 26, 2006 - 30 answers

Sidewalk donuts

On my street (and others, here in Toronto) workers have cut large circular pieces out of the sidewalk about every 10 feet or so. For several days, the big wheels of cement sat nearby, and the holes were covered up with metal lids. Now the pieces are back in the sidewalk, all patched up with cement filling the gaps. So... what the heck was being done there?
posted by Robot Johnny on May 1, 2006 - 9 answers

What is British sidewalk protocol?

What is American sidewalk protocol? Is it the same in Britain? [+]
posted by Frank Grimes on Feb 18, 2005 - 17 answers

NYC Mystery

I hope it's okay to post a NYC-centric question here (I know there are lots of New Yorkers on MeFi). Embedded in the sidewalk pavement along Broadway, from around Battery Park up to about the Woolworth Building (and perhaps farther), are these stone slabs that contain an event or a famous person, followed by the date of the event or some date related to the person. There's one every few yards. Does anyone know what these are for, who put them there, or anything else about them?
posted by Tin Man on Sep 10, 2004 - 6 answers

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