[Tagging] sidewalks

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Tue Aug 31 02:41:33 BST 2010

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Anthony wrote:
> Grass is a legitimate surface for a footway.  That doesn't mean that
> all grass is part of a footway, any more than all asphalt is part of a
> road.

This is very cultural.
Au city situation
The part of the Road Reserve which is between the property boundary of the 
householder and the kerb and guttering is publicly owned, and is the correct 
place to walk.
At the same time the householder is expected to maintain the area, with grass, 
and water, fertilise and mow the area, preventing the wear marks which 
indicate a footway.
Deviants make extensions of their gardens and put in a formal footpath through 
the garden area. You may not prevent persons walking there under normal 
Rarely does the council provide a concreted strip suitable for light wheeled 
traffic - children's bikes, {prams, strollers, pushers}, wheelchairs, etc.

Au rural situation
same legal rights and obligations but landholders don't actively encourage 
grass to grow. They may use glyphosate instead.

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