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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    I doubt very much the assignment asked you to create a 6 foot wide roadway. Think on it for a moment. How do you expect two cars going in opposite directions to fit on a 6 foot wide road?

    Isn't this what the text reads?

    "All the roadways in the subdivision have sidewalks that are 6 feet wide. there's a 1-foot buffer between the right-of-way and the beginning of the sidewalk, and there's a 3-foot parking strip between the sidewalk and the curb."
    Unless its a road for bicycles only, there aren't many vehicles that would fit on a 6 foot wide road anyway. My pick up truck is 80" wide. Two motorcycles couldn't pass in a 6 foot lane.

    I have a question of my own about this drawing though. I've never taken this course, and have never done any street layouts, but I don't understand what this "3 foot parking strip" is. If its between the sidewalk and the curb as the text says, you'd have to jump the curb to park.
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    I think the use of the term "parking strip" is misleading too. Only a motorcylce or a bicycle could park in a strip that was 3 feet wide.
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    This is how it's done in my home town. Each municipality has its own rules and exceptions to those rules too. In downtown areas it is not uncommon to see the curb and sidewalk abutting each other with no grassy strip between them. Sidewalk widths may vary substantially too. In other parts of town, where there are no sidewalks, the grass will go right up to the edge of pavement but the roadway is still no more than 30 feet wide. The 10 foot buffer on either side allows for the future installation of sidewalks. Your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    I think the use of the term "parking strip" is misleading too. Only a motorcylce or a bicycle could park in a strip that was 3 feet wide.
    Can't park a motorcycle in a 3 foot strip either. Most places require motorcycles to be parked at the curb to be perpendicular to the road with the back wheel towards the curb. This makes it more visible to approaching traffic (or easier to hit, depending on the inebriation level of the driver). Mine is a dang site longer than three feet (just over 8 feet, in fact). When parking in a parallel parking space, I usually angle it in so that it doesn't stick out past the outer edge of the parking space.
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    the instructions here is kind of confusing, so tomm i will call the school for a clear explanation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firligic View Post
    the instructions here is kind of confusing, so tomm i will call the school for a clear explanation
    I think what is confusing is the terminology. Specifically the words "parking strip". Show me a 3 foot wide parking strip and I'll show you a roadway with no vehicles and just bicycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    I think what is confusing is the terminology. Specifically the words "parking strip". Show me a 3 foot wide parking strip and I'll show you a roadway with no vehicles and just bicycles.
    lolol yea i dont like the terminology they use too. well i just sent me copy of my current drawing to the school for them to check if its right or wrong.
    thakn you for all your help. This is my first mini project, with all these mistakes im doing im learning autocad much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    I have access to this drawing and can take a look at it for you later. Unfortunately I am not at my CAD computer.

    What are your settings for unit type and angle and what level of precision do you have them set to?
    Hey Remark, so im like 75% done with the drawing i think, u said u have a copy of this drawing, does it look like this?
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    thank you

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    Yes, I have a copy of the drawing but it's on my CAD computer at work. I will not be able to compare the two drawings until Wednesday morning. The drawing was not done by me but by another forum member. I think you might even be able to see a partial image of it by doing a search of this website using the words "Penn Foster". There have been a number of posts about this assignment as well as others over the past couple of years. Check out some of the previous threads as listed below. There should be at least four listed.
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    yea i just checked them out and a few on google.com it look pretty similar to mine, ty. now i need to do the labeling and im done. and i also found a post saying he been wokring on it for 3 months, my mouth dropped open.

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