Tip toe through the cat crap
> news writers find it extremely difficult to write the term without adding the epithetic "quiet"
They're quiet because they have no through traffic.
None, that is, apart from the poxy cats - hordes of lazy, over-fed moggies, which most of the residents (except yours truly) seem to have. All of which appear to be bred specifically to deposit their "output" only on the lawns and paths of non-cat owners and the nearby pavements. Some sort of feline revenge?
As for being dangerous places? Dam' right. Do you *know* how slippery that stuff is?