[Tagging] sidewalks

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Aug 27 14:45:57 BST 2010


On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>> It may be legal to walk on private property next to a road at least
>> when a car's approaching (I don't really know, what if there's a "no
>> trespassing" sign?).  But it's not always even possible to do so.
>
> Roads are designed with a public "clear zone" next to the pavement
> (main driving surface). This area is always available for walking
> unless pedestrians are not allowed on the road at all.

All roads in the world were designed this way?  Do you have a citation for that?

> Do you have an example of a road where you don't think walking on the
> grass is legal but walking on the road is?

Not off the top of my head, no.  Why does it matter?  I have plenty of
examples where there is no grass.

Also, this situation comes to mind (I think this is the address,
though I can't find the exact sign I was thinking of) where there was
no sidewalk and a "no trespassing" sign.  But I suspect that wasn't
legally enforceable.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=8310+woodlake+pl&sll=28.02403,-82.580055&sspn=0.002765,0.00368&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=8310+Woodlake+Pl,+Town+%27n%27+Country,+Hillsborough,+Florida+33615&t=h&layer=c&cbll=28.023837,-82.580104&panoid=TOgG6xatTIkUcwNG2DI1Xw&cbp=12,336.3,,2,7.47&ll=28.023784,-82.580028&spn=0.002766,0.00368&z=18



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