Just in case anyone is still having arguments with civil engineers

A recurring theme in my professional life in local government web / comms has been whether to call the thing on the side of the road where people are supposed to walk the pavement (like normal people do) or the footway (like civil engineers do).

In my happier moments I like to believe that those days are behind us.

But just in case they aren’t here’s the Google Trends data for those two terms.


I think the pavements have it.