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Old 11-21-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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the residential alleyway has the dumpsters and is most of the time dirt
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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We have residential alleys in Albuquerque. I have heard them called "Homeless Highways" because homeless people frequently pass through them and the "Grid Rez" because a lot of the homeless guys are Native American.

I think the ones that haven't been paved look nice and green but I don't like the fact that homeless guys hang out back there and throw empty bottles and vienna sausage cans into my backyard. Then again, I don't live in a wealthy neighborhood so police presence is rare and these indigents feel quite safe and unbothered in my area.


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Old 11-22-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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Our alleys are paved and the garages are in the back. That google image above had alleys in back, but the driveways and garages were still in front. That's not what we have here.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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St Louis city has alleys over most of the city. I happen to live on a corner, so I have alleys behind my house and on the southern edge. Up until last year, our alley had the original brick from the late 1800's.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:07 AM
 
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In Minneapolis the alleys are also paved with the garages in back, along with the garbage and recycling bins. Until this thrad I'd never seen or heard of an alley with garages and driveways in front; I always assumed that one had a front driveway OR an alley, but not both. Most Minneapolis alleys are paved, I assume because dirt or gravel would be more inconvenient for plowing in the winter.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Boston
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plenty of said residential alley's in boston, thats for sure.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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the residential alleyway has the dumpsters and is most of the time dirt
Really? Where are the dirt alleys most common? I know in Chicago they're either all brick or asphalt.

Growing up in Iowa our alleys were always paved as well.


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Old 11-23-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Dirt alleys are common in Albuquerque, NM. They are gradually being paved, however.


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Old 11-23-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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here are a couple pics of the alleyways the OP is talking about

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...,0.043774&z=15

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...,91.68,,0,1.56
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Nowhere I would like to be!
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I am from Chicago but just moved to a place with no alleys. I sort of miss them. I assumed most places had them. I guess that I was wrong.
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