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View Poll Results: most urban?
SF 152 32.27%
LA 69 14.65%
DC 43 9.13%
Philly 140 29.72%
Boston 67 14.23%
Voters: 471. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Y'all need lives.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Density does not equal urbanity! Pound for pound DC is more urban and denser than LA in the city.
At 60 sq miles (D.C.'s city limits)?

No way. I've seen some of the neighborhood ADJACENT to D.C.'s core. It ain't Hollywood.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The City
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I don't see any SFH areas within 2 miles of DT DC:

Washington, DC - Google Maps

Do you?

Actually maybe a tad more than two mile,

but there is many SFHs in DC; especially in this area, blocks and blocks

Washington D.C., DC - Google Maps

Which look to be roughly 2 miles from the DT (see below; DC is definately a level below the other EC cities on urbanity)

1219 Crittenden Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia - Google Maps
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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At 60 sq miles (D.C.'s city limits)?

No way. I've seen some of the neighborhood ADJACENT to D.C.'s core. It ain't Hollywood.
Ray,

Your comrade already stated that one has to "actively seek out" a car-free lifestyle in Los Angeles "unlike Boston."

You guys manage to read everything else but yet ignore this?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I don't see any SFH areas within 2 miles of DT DC:

Washington, DC - Google Maps

Do you?
Lol, another classic NE argument.

"Dude, L.A. isn't that urban. Compare Boyle Heights to (insert picture of densest area of the city)"

"Long Beach lacks punch. It's nothing compared to (insert pic of densest area of densest area of city).

"I see some tiny houses in Weho. How's that urban compared to (insert pic of densest area of the city)"


Haha.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Ray,

Your comrade already stated that one has to "actively seek out" a car-free lifestyle in Los Angeles "unlike Boston."

You guys manage to read everything else but yet ignore this?
Yeah you have convinced me LA is not urban. Guess I'll go out and buy a car this afternoon.

Better tell this blog to just shut it down, http://la.streetsblog.org/

Wasting their time trying to report on pedestrian / bicycling developments in LA. Funny though, look at the three other cities they have a blog for, NY, SF, DC.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The City
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Lol, another classic NE argument.

"Dude, L.A. isn't urban. Compare Boyle Heights to (insert picture of densest area of the city)"

"Long Beach lacks punch. It's nothing compared to (insert pic of densest area of densest area of city).

"I see tiny houses in Weho. How's that urban compared to (insert pic of densest area of the city)"


Haha.
Ray and I defend LA, but in reality the peak (even with desnity is below) on expanse it has more, depends on how evaluated really. But on the whole it seems just a level below the others in the core (again even with similar density) but feel does come off somehow. LA is not as walkable as some of the others, may have more dense places further away but at the peak does not make the feel.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I'm originally from Philly and now you've got me curious.

What township are you from?

Upper Darby? Lower Merion? Abington? Cheltenham?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Yeah you have convinced me LA is not urban. Guess I'll go out and buy a car this afternoon.
Just own what you wrote. Presumably a car-free lifestyle in Los Angeles should be easy to find. All one has to do is move to the core. But yet you said that one has to "actively seek out" a car-free lifestyle in Los Angeles "unlike Boston, Chicago or NYC." And you've already stated that DC is more urban than Boston, so a car-free lifestyle must be even easier to achieve there, and certainly easier to achieve than in Los Angeles, right?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Actually maybe a tad more than two mile,

but there is many SFHs in DC; especially in this area, blocks and blocks

Washington D.C., DC - Google Maps

Which look to be roughly 2 miles from the DT (see below; DC is definately a level below the other EC cities on urbanity)

1219 Crittenden Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia - Google Maps

The area you identified looks to be about 3 miles from the northern edge of downtown, and about 4 miles from the center. Definitely more than 2.
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