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View Poll Results: most urban?
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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Munchitup lives in the core right now. You said that you only lived there as a small child. I will take his word over yours because: (1) he lives there now as an adult and (2) he has stated himself that he is an avid walker.
I don't care if he's an avid walker or not I have been everywhere from the gritty parts of the core to the new "hipster" parts, I still have friends in Westlake, I've seen people covered up in tarps from keeping the rain off of them and yellow ones on homicide victims ask munch about what he knows.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Lol, "our model". Pretty sure London has the oldest subway system in the world, not your faux-Euro neck of the woods...

L.A. is expanding its public transit only because it HAS TO, because the city is far denser than it was originally intended to be. As a means to ease congestion.

Think the city planners would have chucked the rail system we had if they knew the urbanized area would one day be the densest in the country?
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Ok, so hopefully it would be a fiscal disaster like the Bid Dig, that would do wonders for those areas, do you have any idea how long the cap will be.
Gonna be from where Bronson crosses over the 101 to Santa Monica Blvd's overpass. There is also apparently a movement to cap the 101 in Downtown, which is a great idea IMO (much smaller area).

home | Hollywood Central Park (There is a map on this page)
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/sync/cp...ure%281%29.pdf
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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L.A. is expanding its public transit only because it HAS TO, because the city is far denser than it was originally intended to be. As a means to ease congestion.
Russia is embracing capitalism only because it HAD TO because the country is far broker than it was originally intended to be. As a means to relieve poverty.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Russia is embracing capitalism only because it HAD TO because the country is far broker than it was originally intended to be. As a means to relieve poverty.
And NYC once changed its infrastructure to accommodate the automobile. It was either that or...ghosttown. Therefore, the original NYC model failed...

Could you have made a weaker point?
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I don't care if he's an avid walker or not I have been everywhere from the gritty parts of the core to the new "hipster" parts, I still have friends in Westlake, I've seen people covered up in tarps from keeping the rain off of them and yellow ones on homicide victims ask munch about what he knows.
I'm not from LA and make no claims to be an expert.

I live in Hollywood, not Downtown, not in a loft but in a fairly nice building.

Living in Hollywood I have obviously seen hell of homeless people, no homicide victims (thank god). I'm making no claims of being hard, but I'm definitely not some rich kid living in a loft either.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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And NYC once changed its infrastructure to accommodate the automobile. It was either that or...ghosttown. Therefore, the original NYC model failed...

Could you have made a weaker point?
I suppose that's why 81 percent of New Yorkers drive. Oops, oh my. It's 81 percent of Angelenos that drive.

GOOD Attacks: L.A. Transportation | Streetsblog Los Angeles

As for me, well, I'll be on one of these tonight. Brooklyn Bound.



http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/ny...cars.html?_r=1
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Brrrr?

Can you find a study from the NYC Office of Planning that recommends running expressways through neighborhoods, placing houses on individual lots, implementing zoning regulations that segregate uses, and setting up the city in such a way as to encourage driving (i.e., surface lots downtown, lack of public transit, etc.)? Again, you guys are jocking our model, not the other way around.
That's doesn't even follow. You might as well have posted some random New Yoker cartoon.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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That's doesn't even follow. You might as well have posted some random New Yoker cartoon.
Or posted some random...eh, well...damn. What's the California equivalent of the New Yorker?

Isn't funny how Cali boosters will cite the New York Times but NEVER cite a Cali paper? Why is that?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Or posted some random...eh, well...damn. What's the California equivalent of the New Yorker?

Isn't funny how Cali boosters will cite the New York times but NEVER cite a Cali paper? Why is that?
I cite the LA Times all the time. I personally think it is a superior newspaper. NYT has had a lot of embarrassing incidents in recent memory.
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