ekdikeo4: Walk around downtown San Francisco. Even the alleyways where they keep their dumpsters are clean, lit, and even decorated in places.
illannoyin: http://forum.jerkoffzone.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat &Number=217304
Captain James T. Smirk: So where, exactly, are the Dumpsters supposed to be placed once they are replaced with panoramic paintings of multiracial children holding hands around a rainbow and community herb gardens? These alleys have 'trash receptacles' in them specifically to keep them from being placed on the main roads or in parking areas. If the back entrances at literally every single job I've ever had are any indication, any planters or sculptures or whatever else they put there will wind up filled with trash and cigarette butts anyways.
CruJones: My neighborhood has alleys between all the houses, I have no idea why. Currently two coyotes are roaming them. No one drives down them, and you put your trash on the street. It's just ten feet of wasted space between houses, that the city has to keep from becoming overgrown with weeds, bushes, etc.
buckler: If 1970's action movies are to be believed, they were once popular places to park trucks loaded with empty cardboard boxes.
ExperianScaresCthulhu: CruJones: My neighborhood has alleys between all the houses, I have no idea why. Currently two coyotes are roaming them. No one drives down them, and you put your trash on the street. It's just ten feet of wasted space between houses, that the city has to keep from becoming overgrown with weeds, bushes, etc.FromSomewhereElse: An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane found in urban areas, often for pedestrians only, which usually runs between or behind buildings. In older cities and towns in Europe, alleys are often what is left of a medieval street network, or a right of way or ancient footpath in an urban setting. In older urban development, alleys were built to allow for deliveries such as coal to the rear of houses. Alleys may be paved, or simply dirt tracks. A blind alley has no outlet at one end and is thus a cul-de-sac.Many modern urban developments do not incorporate alleys, but some may provide a service road to allow for waste collection, or rear access for fire engines and parking. Andrés Duany, American architect and urban planner, has long espoused the use of alleys as leading to a better integration of automobile and foot traffic in a neighborhood.In the United States alleys exist in both older commercial and residential areas, for both service purposes and automobile access. In residential areas, primarily those built before 1950, alleys provide rear access to property where a garage was located, or where waste could be collected by service vehicles. A benefit of this was the location of these activities to the rear, less public side of a dwelling. Such alleys are typically roughly paved, but some may be dirt. By 1950 they had largely disappeared from development plans for new homes.Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/alley#ixzz2IYYtGGoM(should the old alleys be removed from the southwest?)
Fark Rye For Many Whores: The alley, which begins at the Yacht Club ... is perhaps not the nicest place to walk in Iowa City.[rlv.zcache.com image 400x400]
illannoyin: ekdikeo4: Walk around downtown San Francisco. Even the alleyways where they keep their dumpsters are clean, lit, and even decorated in places.Yeah, you gotta go the tenderloin for the real filth...NSFW Link (scene 3 is my favorite)/I'm sorry
Somacandra: But did they have BIG wheels, Submitter?
Gyrfalcon: I suppose if these people wanted to cut through the kitchens, they'd be upset at all the food and hot stoves there, and ask that cooking only be done at certain times of day, because of the health hazards?
nanim: Its at 13 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, which is actually in that alley btwn Debucque(sp?) and Linn
discount sushi: They have dumpsters and smell like piss and stale beer.
WordyGrrl: My mom thinks GPSs are crap because they don't guide her to the butcher shop using the alley shortcuts she's always used.
RabidJade: I wish people in the US would get off of this "it's old so it needs changed regardless of how or why" trip.
Cajnik: nanim: Its at 13 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, which is actually in that alley btwn Debucque(sp?) and LinnYou must be from Chicago.discount sushi: They have dumpsters and smell like piss and stale beer.Alleys in most college towns are good paths to and from bars. And by that, I mean useful for getting around Draconian open container laws.
lordargent: // driving down alleys OTOH is a good way to avoid traffic ... and get a flat tire.
dopekitty74: When i lived in edmonton, the service alleys were, paved, maintained and well used. Our garbage was usually an alley pickup, depending on where we lived.
lordargent: Is the city planning that farked up? Around here the plan isstreetalleystreetalleystreetalleySo there's no good reason to walk down an alley because there is an adjacent street.// driving down alleys OTOH is a good way to avoid traffic ... and get a flat tire.
t3knomanser: Alleys should be as walkable as anything else. Cities should be built around foot traffic. The entire reason people organized into cities is so that everything important is a short walk away. That's what cities are for.While they don't need to be the prettiest things, they do need to be even and navigable.
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