public way

public way

Any parcel of land unobstructed from the ground to the sky, appropriated for the free passage of the general public; a minimum width usually is specified by code.
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And, now, he approached the great city, which lay outstretched before him like a dark shadow on the ground, reddening the sluggish air with a deep dull light, that told of labyrinths of public ways and shops, and swarms of busy people.
The age had not so much refinement, that any sense of impropriety restrained the wearers of petticoat and farthingale from stepping forth into the public ways, and wedging their not unsubstantial persons, if occasion were, into the throng nearest to the scaffold at an execution.
Goaded by their taunts, their loud, shrill cries, and cruel laughter,--insulted by the filth of the public ways, which they would fling upon him, --or, as it might well be, distracted by the mere strangeness of his situation, though nobody should afflict him with so much as a thoughtless word,--what wonder if Clifford were to break into some wild extravagance which was certain to be interpreted as lunacy?
Yet this old man wears these clothes with a certain unaccustomed air of being dressed and elaborated for the public ways; as though he passed the greater part of his time in a nightcap and gown.
The principle of special use, a narrow exception to the general rule, imposes an obligation on the abutting landowner, where he puts part of the public way to a special use for his own benefit and the part used is subject to his control, to maintain the part so used in a reasonably safe condition to avoid injury to others.
State law prohibits the operation of Off-Highway Vehicles, or OHVs, "across a public way, unless it is marked and approved for recreation vehicles,'' and "operating on unapproved public ways or upon or across a controlled access highway.''
Eleazar said that violators will have "moral ascendency" to demolish obstructions reclaiming public ways because the PNP has initiated the implementation of the DILG Memorandum even removing its own police community precincts.
The meeting decided that the private housing schemes occupying state land in form of water courses, public ways or ponds would be given option to either provide the alternative land of similar cost to the government or deposit its cost in accordance with the prevailing market price.
It was also decided that the private housing schemes occupying state land in form of water courses, public ways or ponds would be given option to either provide the alternative land of similar cost to the Punjab Government or deposit its cost in accordance with the prevailing market price.
The Senate committee on public ways and means is currently holding a hearing on several bills seeking to increase the excise tax on tobacco products.
They contain everything under the sun, including regulating of sign boards and 'prevention and removal of encroachments on public ways, streets and places;' but don't mention a word about the DRR.