I want -- nay, NEED an icy sidewalk to be clean and bone-dry. What are your best, most hardcore ice melting and sidewalk clearing solutions, particularly those requiring less specialized equipment and/or money? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why do I keep finding individual latex gloves on the sidewalk in my neighborhood? [more inside]
What is the purpose of very small median strips close to the sidewalk near an intersection? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Help choosing a zone 7 sidewalk/causeway tree? [more inside]
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.
What liability do you have if someone is injured in front of your house due to an obstruction you caused? [more inside]
How do you get reddish brown marks off sidewalk caused from the snowblower scraping along the concrete? [more inside]
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?
What rights do the public have to the planting strip (between the sidewalk and street) in a Berkeley residential area? [more inside]
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]
Can you beat a San Francisco parking ticket if it has no VIN number on it? [more inside]
What are these weird posts on the sidewalk in Manhattan? [more inside]
Can I park my motorcycle on a sidewalk (not obstructing pedestrian passage) in Oakland, California? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for info about designing sidewalks by understanding human traffic patterns [more inside]
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]
Am I a bad neighbour for not sweeping the sidewalk after I mow my lawn? [more inside]
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?
What is American sidewalk protocol? Is it the same in Britain? [+]
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?