(Closed) My city banned sidewalk chalk!

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you feel about sidewalk chalk?
    It's something for the kids to do so who cares? : (70 votes)
    80 %
    Looks trashy, don't allow it. : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Parents need to clean it up now and then and fines should be issued if not. : (12 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    5089 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    WesterosBarbie:  I liked sidewalk chalk as a kid. I didn’t have friends in my neighborhood or siblings, so that was something that I could actually do outside by myself. It’s kind of boring throwing a ball to yourself lol. Can it look trashy? Sure, I guess, but it’s just chalk.

    Post # 3
    3484 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I had no idea people were offended or perturbed by children’s drawings. I get it when cities want to lower the height of signs or put more money to landscaping, but how can anyone put sidewalk chalk on the same level as a 50 ft McDonald’s sign? That would never even occur to me.

    Post # 4
    3902 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Your city is an a-hole i would be furious.

    Post # 5
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Well this is the dumbest thing I read today. Your town reminds me of Footloose, just the Nickelodeon version.

    Post # 6
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I grew up on a street that didn’t have a footpath (aussie speak for sidewalk if you’re wondering :-P). Kids will always find a way… we drew all over the brick courtyard at my parents house. 

    Somehow I just remembered this too which still cracks me up.. My mum also had us “paint” our pine cubby house with water which was countless hours of entertainment…the wood would change to a darker colour when wet but by the time it was all wet the start would have dried so we’d spend hours “painting” the cubby… lol 

    Post # 7
    1350 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Your poll confused me but I totally agree. It’s a fun thing for kids to do, I also loved using it to make up games with friends like the finish line is here or hopscotch etc. 

    I don’t know if I ever found it looking trashy, it’s something kids draw and it always makes me smile. 

    Post # 8
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Meh, I grew up in the country so we never used the stuff.  My childhood wasn’t stunted due to lack of side walk chalk.  Now my son does have some, he was given some a last year for Easter.  He rarely uses it.  Not a huge deal

    Post # 9
    1191 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I’ve never found sidewalk chalk to look trashy; I think it’s adorable.

    Post # 10
    3682 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Man, those “ghetto” low-income complexes and the lazy poor people who live there and don’t wash off chalk drawings, amirite?

    Post # 11
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    This seems like it sucks for artistic kids. And kids who want to play hopscotch. What a shame I just don’t see chalk as offensive and I love seeing kids do things other than play video games.

    Post # 12
    7448 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If parents would clean up after their kids, this wouldn’t be an issue. Chalk gets all over my dog’s paws and she spends all night licking it off because it irritates her skin, plus it gets tracked everywhere. Sidewalks are shared space. Play there, gave a good time, but clean up after yourself when you are done. 

    Post # 13
    2942 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    On the list of things I care about when thinking about how my city looks, side walk chalk drawings ranks about a 1 out of 10 as far as I’m concerned.  I also don’t care if parents take out the hose to wash them away or if they stay up until it rains.

    One of my favorite things in Scotland when I was studying there was that people would write “Scottish Not British” in sidewalk chalk.  It was fun finding them.  

    Post # 14
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I don’t know where you live but your city council has WAY too much time on their hands to be worrying about sidewalk chalk.  Who even thinks of that? 

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