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August 7, 1988 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
A group of Westtown residents will need the cooperation of a developer if they are to prevent the construction of a walkway behind their houses. The 34 residents, who live in the section of the South Hills development between South New Street and West Pleasant Grove Road, have been fighting since June to prevent the construction of a 5-foot-wide walkway in a 25-foot right of way behind houses on Dunvegan Road and John Anthony Drive. In a letter to township officials, solicitor Robert Adams said there "could be valid reasons to justify the modification of the plan.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
It looked like a simple plan. Benjamin Obdyke Inc. on Wednesday night went before the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board seeking a variance to build an enclosed walkway between its existing 100,000-square-foot building in the John Fitch Industrial Park at Steamboat Drive and Jacksonville Road, and a proposed 66,863-square-foot warehouse 80 feet away. But the walkway would cross a property line, allowing it to encroach upon the 25-foot sideyard requirement. After being reassured that the walkway would be dismantled if either property ever changed hands, the board voted 3-0 to grant the variance.
SPORTS
May 26, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The pedestrian walkway that collapsed at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., was built with material contaminated with calcium chloride, which corroded the steel beams, investigators said yesterday. The testing lab hired by the speedway to investigate Saturday's collapse found high levels of calcium chloride in the concrete slabs on the 320-footlong bridge, said Charles Manning, of Accident Reconstruction Analysts in Raleigh. Saturday night, an 80-foot section collapsed, spilling fans leaving the raceway onto U.S. 29 about 17 feet below.
NEWS
June 26, 1988 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
Residents of the New South Hills development have told the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors that they would rather do their strolling in the street than on a proposed walkway behind their houses. A five-foot-wide walkway that would be in a 25-foot-wide right-of-way running behind the houses was included in the plan for the 27-house development, east of South New Street and south of Pleasant Grove Road, when it was approved more than 15 months ago. Twenty-three New South Hills residents came to the supervisors' meeting Monday to tell the board they were against the walkway's construction, and 34 residents signed a petition protesting the walkway.
NEWS
October 30, 1988 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
In an effort to improve pedestrian safety around Chester County Hospital, the West Goshen Board of Supervisors will ask hospital officials to consider building a walkway over or under East Marshall Street. The supervisors decided Tuesday night to write to the hospital in response to a letter from Laurence M. Weinberg, a doctor at the hospital. In his letter, Weinberg asked the township to paint lines indicating a crosswalk between the hospital and a professional office center across East Marshall Street.
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
Residents of the "new" South Hills development can now do their strolling on a specially built walkway instead of in the street. The Westtown Township Board of Supervisors has officially accepted the dedication of a walkway behind a section of the South Hills development three years after the development's approval. The supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to approve the 5-foot-wide, wood chip- covered walkway, which was constructed in a 25-foot right-of-way behind the 27 houses on Dunvegan Road and John Anthony Drive.
NEWS
May 14, 2011 | By Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press
LONDON - A Singapore investment company will build a $97 million half-mile walkway on the River Thames in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics, London Mayor Boris Johnson said Friday. He said the pontoon would enable pedestrians to stroll on the Thames from central London to the Tower of London, where the capital's financial district meets the storied East End. Detailed plans have not been submitted, but the walkway will include commercial attractions such as exhibitions, rented event space, and vendors.
NEWS
December 31, 1986 | By Donna Gallagher, Special to The Inquirer
Someone in Brooklawn is giving new meaning to the word tacky. And the residents of the borough are not pleased. "It has come to my attention that someone is spreading tacks, hundreds oftacks, on the crosswalk behind the railroad, where kids ride bikes," aresident, Ed Clark, said during a Borough Council meeting on Dec. 8. "What'sgoing on?" A lot of flat tires, for one thing. "One kid got three or four flats, and several others had flats also," saidPolice Chief John Reader in an interview.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | By Peter Landry, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writer Jerry W. Byrd contributed to this article
A 23-year-old woman who tried to jump from an elevated walkway just off Head House Square early this morning was impaled on a pair of 15-inch iron spikes on a wall below, and had to be cut free by rescue crews, authorities said. The woman, whose identity police had not confirmed this morning, was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with one of the spikes still imbedded in her abdomen, authorities said. She was undergoing emergency surgery early this morning. According to Fire Battalion Chief Mike Kucowski, the woman became impaled when she jumped about 10 feet from an elevated deck at the rear of the Abbotts Square parking complex at Second and Lombard Streets about 12:30 a.m. She landed on half-inch-thick reinforcement spikes protruding from the top of a concrete wall.
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March 8, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three switchbacks? One switchback? No switchbacks? Those are the choices for a planned pedestrian ramp on the Camden side of the Ben Franklin Bridge, as outlined for the Delaware River Port Authority board Wednesday. All three of the alternatives would allow wheelchair users, as well as cyclists and walkers, to use the walkway on the south side of the 1.5-mile-long bridge. Currently, the walkway on the Camden end of the bridge ends in a steep staircase with 39 steps.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
AVON, N.J. - Many Jersey Shore towns pummeled by Hurricane Sandy have been racing to rebuild their beachfronts and boardwalks for the summer season. But things have not gone so smoothly in this Monmouth County town. Unlike its next-door neighbor, Belmar, which already has rebuilt nearly half its boardwalk, Avon is lagging, dogged by its on-again, off-again handling of a deal to rebuild a boardwalk restaurant, a court injunction over an eighth-of-an-inch difference in the size of boards between one company's bid and another's, and a protest by environmentalists over the town's plan to use rain-forest wood to rebuild the walkway.
SPORTS
September 1, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Slowly, Jerry Sandusky's name is getting erased by the Penn State community. On Thursday, it was done by two small tools, a miniature hammer with a plastic pink handle and a sharp medal blade with a blue plastic handle. A brick that was engraved, "Jerry Sandusky, The Second Mile, Founded 1977," was removed from a walkway outside the Tavern, a classic homestyle restaurant in the heart of downtown State College. It was shortly after the restaurant began serving lunch when owner Pat Daugherty got a call from Tom Fountaine, State College borough manager.
NEWS
July 1, 2012
Visitors to Niagara Falls got a soaking from the spray on this walkway on the American side of the cataract. The picture was taken June 10, 2012, by Evie Shaffer, Holland.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Morgan Zalot and Daily News Staff Writer
The City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval of part of a controversial expansion plan for a Northern Liberties bar that is owned by a city Democratic committeeman and that sits next door to the committee's new headquarters. The commission favored a bill that's before City Council that would make Bodine Street private property between Spring Garden and Green streets, along the eastern edge of the bar's property, as long as a public thruway along the block remains open to bicycle and foot traffic.
NEWS
December 25, 2011
State transportation officials who declined to fund a new pedestrian walkway over Route 38 in Cherry Hill cannot be held responsible for a 2003 accident that killed a boy and injured his younger brother, a state appellate court has ruled. The boys' mother claimed officials were negligent for not rebuilding the walkway after a garbage truck brought it down in 1999. In their ruling, the judges found the defendants had legal immunity, and also said that, in running across the busy six-lane highway, the 12- and 13-year-old boys were responsible for the accident.
NEWS
December 12, 2011 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians have launched a last-minute effort to restore funding for a proposed ramp to the Ben Franklin Bridge walkway. Plans for a $3.2 million ramp on the Camden side of the bridge were not included in the 2012 capital budget approved Wednesday by the Delaware River Port Authority finance committee. The full DRPA board will vote on the budget Wednesday. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on Friday asked the DRPA board to restore the money and launched an online petition drive to gather signatures of supporters of the ramp.
TRAVEL
December 11, 2011 | By Charlie Jones, For The Inquirer
For Labor Day weekend, my wife and I agreed it was time to get out of town. We needed to see different zip codes, to slip the surly confines of Center City Philadelphia, to give our spirits a lift. So we traded one big town for another and went to New York for the day. In the past, we'd see a show for half-price, but this time we set our sights on bigger things. One thing that has always captured my imagination is the Brooklyn Bridge, with its sturdy stone towers made almost spiritual by the beautiful Gothic arches and spiderweb of cables and suspenders.
NEWS
December 7, 2011 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Being a pedestrian in Philadelphia can sometimes feel like being a moving duck in one of those carnival shooting games. Now, the new fencing around Dilworth Plaza takes the urban competition among bicycles, cars, and walkers to a new level. The city surrounded the plaza outside City Hall last Wednesday morning to prepare for a $50 million renovation there and to prevent Occupy Philadelphia protesters from returning. The barriers go right up to the street, leaving no place for people to walk around half of City Hall.
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