Back in September of 2010, this site decided to allow regional questions:
However, Stack Exchange has changed somewhat since then, and I think it's time to revisit this issue. In particular, the most upvoted answer proposed using Community Wiki for these, and Community Wiki is no longer useful for anything aside from reference threads.
In addition, the original question is also a year old. There are more users here now, and more activity on meta.
How should we handle regional questions? Should we close them as localized? Leave them open? What kinds of regional questions are okay?
Are questions about cycling laws in a specific location something we want? What about routing questions?
Whatever stance you take, keep in mind that we'll need to defend it with something better than "people like these questions" or we'll risk having these questions closed by SE management. Let's show what kind of questions work well with the Stack Exchange way of doing things and which questions add value to this site over time.
Edit: As has been pointed out, different regions have different population sizes. I don't think it's in the interest of this board to decide which regions are big enough to be allowed. Certainly, we could make up a list of "allowed" regions, but we'd have to maintain it - not a sustainable activity. How do we deal with this?