My nightmare started like this.
I was standing on a deserted street in some little beach town. It was the middle of the night. A
storm was blowing. Wind and rain ripped at the palm trees along the sidewalk. Pink and
yellow stucco buildings lined the street, their win-dows boarded up. A block away, past a line
of hibiscus bushes, the ocean churned.
Florida, I thought. Though I wasn't sure how I knew that. I'd never been to Florida.
Then I heard hooves clattering against the pavement. I turned and saw my friend Grover
running for his life....
Thirty-some years ago, I spent my junior year abroad studying Danish and
English literature at the University of Copenhagen. During the long, dusky
Danish winter days, the lights of Copenhagen’s specialty shops cast an
inviting glow out over the dim sidewalks. With idle hours to fill between
university classes, I often succumbed to the lure of fine design and friendly
European service, wandering from shop to shop along Copenhagen’s
winding pedestrian streets.
Many pavements, which are considered to be structurally sound after the
construction of an overlay, prematurely exhibit a cracking pattern similar to that
which existed in the underlying pavement. This propagation of an existing crack
pattern, from discontinuities in the old pavement, into and through a new overlay is
known as reflective cracking.
Reflective cracks destroy surface continuity, decrease structural strength, and allow
water to enter sublayers. Thus, the problems that weakened the old pavement are
extended up into the new overlay.
Contents in this presentation
2. Constructability and field performance
3. New pavement design models for reinforced
4. New material assessment methods for pavement
5. Evaluation of reinforced asphalt products for a
road application in NSW
And what a blessing that it is so! Osa Johnson, the world's most famous woman explorer, recently told me how she found release from worry and grief. You may have read the story of her life. It is called I Married Adventure. If any woman ever married adventure, she certainly did. Martin Johnson married her when she was sixteen and lifted her feet off the sidewalks of Chanute, Kansas, and set them down on the wild jungle trails of Borneo. For a quarter of a century, this Kansas couple travelled all over the world, making motion pictures of the...
Canadians take care of their houses and gardens.
They expect their neighbours to take care of
their houses and gardens.
In most cities and towns, municipal bylaws
require homeowners to keep their property neat
and tidy. Some cities require owners to shovel the
sidewalk in front of their house in winter. If you
rent an apartment, this is the landlord’s
Most Canadians want to eventually buy a home.
When Canadians grow older, they often sell their
houses and use the money from the sale to buy a
condominium or rent an apartment.
We measured and tested whether the following variables affect walking (basis:
200m buffer around each child's shortest walking path): number of busy intersections
crossed, intersection and street density, total daily vehicle-miles traveled, average
vehicle speed along the route, population density, and land use (R Wilson, 2008).
Sidewalk coverage data do not exist for Roseville and could not be tested in the model.
We refined the model through systematic testing of independent variables as the differ-
ence in log-likelihood ratios.
As advocates for public sculpture, you can navigate through the complexities of contract-
ing to assure that the person or firm selected is the best-qualified professional for the job.
Contracting procedures should never stand in the way of good conservation. Your first task is
to educate the appropriate people in the department responsible for contracting or procure-
ment. The message is simple: Sculpture is not the same as a sidewalk, a flagpole, or a park
Toronto’s Coordinated Street Furniture Program creates a unique opportunity to dramatically improve and celebrate the
quality of our public spaces through exceptional design.
Toronto’s streets and sidewalks are key components of the public realm. When they are thoughtfully designed with well-
placed amenities, a beautiful, functional and safe urban environment is the result. Street furniture amenities, including
transit shelters, benches, recycling bins, publications boxes, information and wayfinding signs, contribute to the way our
streets look and feel.
As it was, he couldn’t even walk on the sidewalk. After a brutal town hall meeting about people stepping in horse feces, Sam was told he had to use the bike lane. “Hey, freak! If the NFL doesn’t work out, I know someone who could put you in the movies. Bestiality sells!” Kurt stood up and started humping the air, while singing porno music. “Knock it off, Kurt!” Sarah said. She couldn’t look Sam in the eyes.
Walnut trees shade the streets of Davis, California. They also provide food for the
crows that roost near Davis. Crows crack walnuts by dropping them from heights of
5–10 meters or more onto sidewalks, roads, and parking lots. Occasionally they drop
walnuts in front of approaching cars, as if using the cars to crush the nuts for them. Do
crows intentionally use cars as nutcrackers? Some of the citizens of Davis, as well as
some professional biologists (Maple 1974, in Cristol et al.
Black polycarbon tentacles hissing across concrete, the diener robot continued
along M Street, warmed by the July sun. Its shell was made of
porcelain the color of a blue sky, the color of dreams. Sitting in the controller
egg at home, Jerome squirmed, feeling as if someone were scraping
his skin from the inside. The clear path along the sidewalk turned into
cratered moonscape, street sounds to electric charivari. The fragile interlink
between him and the diener robot was breaking up in a burst of
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A TEW YORK CITY is decorated in greens and reds for the upcoming
J. V holiday season. It's business as usual, as the country's largest cityprepares
for its annual festivities. The Rockettes are high-kicking befare sold-out audiences
at Radio City Music Hall, holiday movies areplaying in theaters all over
Manhattan, and Christmas trees are being sold on sidewalk lots. Storefront
windows are decked out in seasonal décor.
At Madison Square Carden, a different kind of decorating is taking place
on the marquee overhanging the sidewalk outside the main entrance....