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Old 04-30-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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How does metro DC "sprawl worse" than Atlanta when it has a half million more people in roughly half the square mileage?

Does it have worse traffic? Yes it sure does. But that's also because when you consider the Baltimore-Washington CSA which has 8.7 million people in roughly the same square mileage of the Atlanta CSA which has roughly 3 million people less, you are going to have much much worse congestion.
No. Just, no.

Your facts are totally false, as usual. D.C. sprawls to the freaking panhandle of West Virginia.

Your agenda has become so sad and twisted that you have now reached the point of zero credibility.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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No. Just, no.

Your facts are totally false, as usual. D.C. sprawls to the freaking panhandle of West Virginia.

Your agenda has become so sad and twisted that you have now reached the point of zero credibility.
It does go there but most of the people live withing a few square miles. Unlike here where you have huge populations all the way in places like Buford and Douglasville.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It does go there but most of the people live withing a few square miles. Unlike here where you have huge populations all the way in places like Buford and Douglasville.
With all due respect, it's the same thing up there. Places like Frederick, Bowie, Leesburg, etc. are the exact same way.

My whole point is that the DMV area should be the LAST place to point fingers at anyone when it comes to sprawl.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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With all due respect, it's the same thing up there. Places like Frederick, Bowie, Leesburg, etc. are the exact same way.

My whole point is that the DMV area should be the LAST place to point fingers at anyone when it comes to sprawl.
Most the population is still centered in a much smaller area. I never said DMV didn't have burbs.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Most the population is still centered in a much smaller area. I never said DMV didn't have burbs.

The point is it sprawls period.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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The point is it sprawls period.
Ok, and NYC has sprawl too. I don't how that mean Atlanta doesn't have too much?
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Ok, and NYC has sprawl too. I don't how that mean Atlanta doesn't have too much?
Exactly, dont even see why people are trying to argue that point. The difference isnt even close.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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Ok, and NYC has sprawl too. I don't how that mean Atlanta doesn't have too much?
Most of the metro Atlanta area is center in a small area, the 5 counties, Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton counties are less than 1,800 sq mi but is more people than entire metros over 4-5,000 sq mi like Pittsburg, Seattle, Minneapolis, St Louis and etc. People are so into Metro Atlanta being 8,000 sq mi with 5 million they fail to realize Metro Atlanta is nearly 3-4 million in just 1,800 sq mi. You can’t be like DC doesn’t sprawl that much then say something like Atlanta does, something is wrong with that, either both or neither that‘s the argument.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Most of the metro Atlanta area is center in a small area, the 5 counties, Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton counties are less than 1,800 sq mi but is more people than entire metros over 4-5,000 sq mi like Pittsburg, Seattle, Minneapolis, St Louis and etc. People are so into Metro Atlanta being 8,000 sq mi with 5 million they fail to realize Metro Atlanta is nearly 3-4 million in just 1,800 sq mi. You can’t be like DC doesn’t sprawl that much then say something like Atlanta does, something is wrong with that, either both or neither that‘s the argument.
I would totally agree with this statement. once you get outside of these counties Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Clayton the Atlanta metro gets fairly rural. The Atl Metro being 8,000 sq miles is mainly based on commuters willing to drive vast distances for employment in Metro Atlanta based on higher wages.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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No. Just, no.

Your facts are totally false, as usual. D.C. sprawls to the freaking panhandle of West Virginia.

Your agenda has become so sad and twisted that you have now reached the point of zero credibility.
How are my facts "totally false"?
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