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The reasons to block off the street are to make it more direct to the Mackintosh Institute & Gate (saving 10 yards walking if you are coming from Donald or Albany west), moving the crossing (after 30 years of safe policing now) and making it more cyclefriendly.
7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Community solar pioneer One Block Off the Grid today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind solar group rebate for Arizona homeowners.
A Civic Centre spokesman said they hope work to block off the paths will be done by the end of this month or early March.
Because the hotel is a block off the Strip, that spares guests the headache of venturing into the traffic quicksand of Las Vegas Boulevard South.
But head a block off Duval Street and you find a world of porches and vines, roosters and cats, and corner bodegas selling cafe con leche and Cuban sandwiches.
But itinerant, street vendors, while adding to the marketplace air, block off access to legitimate shops whose owners pay taxes and expect more in return from the city government.
Janet Satchwell, who lives in Allesley and is a member of the Ramblers Association in Coventry, says she is frustrated at the council's decision to block off five crossing points.
to block off veins that allow blood to leak from the penile tissues
One of the two projects had been renounced in a block off Dampier, western Australia, and the other in two blocks off Bintulu in Sarawak, Malaysia, JNOC said.
We've had to call the police and have them block off traffic so we could fix tires.
They had to block off the streets and they had the camera positioned so that we only had to go a few feet," said Schull.
To feel the difference, block off each nostril in turn and inhale, Sobel says.