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sidewalk superintendent

1. n. someone who—out of curiosity—watches excavations being dug and buildings being built. All day, the lines of sidewalk superintendents oozed by.
2. n. any critic. If another sidewalk superintendent comes in here and tries to tell me how to manage this office, heads will roll.
See also: sidewalk

sidewalk surfing

n. skateboarding. Bill spent a lot of time sidewalk surfing until the town passed an ordinance against it.
See also: sidewalk, surfing
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The partnership with Care Plus New Jersey and NYCWell resulted in 42 suicide awareness signs which were posted on the north and south sidewalks, along with 1-888-NYC-WELL telephones provided in several locations on the sidewalks.
Rather than sidewalks in the city as disorderly, she shows why they are better understood as 'mixed-use public spaces', a perspective that may lead to better design and management policies (p.
The book opens with the following observation: while sidewalks are central to the everyday urban experience of residents in many cities across the Global South and North, including HCMC, they have been largely overlooked by the urban studies and planning scholarship.
Furthermore, our interpretation of section 7-210 as tying liability to the breach of that duty when it is a cause of the injury is consistent with the purpose underlying the enactment of that provision, namely, to incentivize the maintenance of sidewalks by abutting landowners in order to create safer sidewalks for pedestrians and to place liability on those who are in the best situation to remedy sidewalk defects.
I felt so bothered by the possible danger and harm these sidewalks pose to the limbs of pedestrians that I felt constrained during a recent, brief family vacation in Beijing, to measure the sidewalk there.
Tickets were issued to those who failed to shovel sidewalks abutting their properties, as well as to those who shoveled snow into the street.
Though sidewalks are generally smooth and level after installation, it is easy to overlook small and potentially harmful changes over a period of time.
The City of Windhoek says the uncontrolled usage of sidewalks for storage of building materials and for the use of concrete mixers spilling concrete on tarred roads and blocking stormwater systems, is a major concern.
The engineers are currently studying how to best update sidewalks for cyclists.
2004) identified a number of problems associated with trees, including allergies, obstructing street signs, damaging power lines, increasing concealment for criminal behavior, and causing sap damage to automobile finishes, and the perceptions that trees are unsightly when not maintained, that trees cost cities too much money, and that tree roots are the principal cause of cracked sidewalks.
In so doing, Britton unknowingly violated a longtime city ordinance that prohibits bike riding on sidewalks in the middle of downtown.
The city will spend about $300,000 a year for the next three to four years to replace the broken sidewalks throughout the city, said W.
Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) spent JOD 15 millions during the last four years on renovation and construction of sidewalks in Amman city.
Traditional Sidewalk Values Soon after the passage of Proposition 8 in California, The Daily Princetonian announced: "Campaign to Remove Freshmen from Sidewalks in Second Successful Week.
What's more, sidewalks can be very diverse stylistically.