Wet days, when the rain came slowly, thickly, obstinately down; when the street's throat, like his own, was choked with mist; when smoking umbrellas passed and re-passed, spinning round and round like so many teetotums, as they knocked against each other on the crowded footway
, throwing off a little whirlpool of uncomfortable sprinklings; when gutters brawled and waterspouts were full and noisy; when the wet from the projecting stones and ledges of the church fell drip, drip, drip, on Toby, making the wisp of straw on which he stood mere mud in no time; those were the days that tried him.
Details of the first set of roads and footways
to be improved in Renfrewshire through a multi-million pound project have been announced.
The work, carried out in support of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013, has linked the existing footways
to either side of the section of grass verge.
"The additional footways
will make it safer and more enjoyable for all residents in the community to walk to and from the village at no additional cost to the local taxpayer."
"I don't see any benefit in improved lighting in parks,"said Councillor Thomson."Stirling Council's provision of street lights within Dunblane is designed to illuminate adopted roads and footways
and are concentrated throughout main roads and residential areas.
IRRESPONSIBLE motorists who park their cars across footways
and pavements which cause significant problems for pedestrians in Upper Bangor area are being urged to think before they park.
MANLEY ROAD, KNOWSLEY Full length road closure (carriageway and both footways
) until January 8 for works.
A council spokesman saidl "There are currently 800 grit bins dotted around Swansea which can be used to help clear footways
It is, however, not good news for the countless residents of all ages who walk on the footways
around the roundabout, pictured in the Chronicle on Friday, as the proposals will turn these footpaths into shared paths allowing cyclists to move from road to path and back to road without a care.
It is designed to complement a similar scheme to footways
at the junction of Cow Heys and Long Lane completed last August.
will improve pedestrian safety and provide areas that could be used for the expansion of cafe-style seating outside bars and restaurants.