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Old 09-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Ed Zotti Ed Zotti is offline
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What's up with "non-slip corners"? (INCL COMMENTS BY CECIL)

This is pretty curious, though it wouldn't surprise me if it's legally mandated. You'd think they could just do a concrete version of the plastic no-slip pads.

http://www.cartype.com/pages/4254/ch...lk_and_budget_

<<The Chicago budget deficit issue has risen to such a confrontational level in this city that it has driven me to do another post on what I believe is contributing to the overall waste.

Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed that the City trim non-union personnel costs by $10 million, but the ongoing waste in this city continues, like the crosswalks, speed-bumps, and this sidewalk example explains.

Now I know this is basically all about cars, but I just had to bring this up since sidewalks are somewhat related to "streets".

Just to be clear, I am not opposed to improvements, in fact, I think this city is one of the most beautiful ones in the nation, and I believe it is because of all of the great new places and services the city has put in place.

My issue with this particular sidewalk project is two-fold. First, something has to go. It is just the nature of "tough times", and when you have the city contemplating laying off workers to save money, then I think a sidewalk can wait. It's not even that the sidewalks were damaged, or needed repairs, they are simply putting what is supposed to be a non-slip corner.>>


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Old 09-18-2009, 08:30 AM
C K Dexter Haven C K Dexter Haven is offline
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Cecil has now addressed this:
chicago.straightdope.com/sdc20090917.php

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