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Old 02-18-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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I've seen a lot of people on here from medium sized and large cities mention or complain about their city lacking something simple that's important to them. Like a diverse restaurant scene, a skyline, mass transit, common activities, etc.

Is there anything that your city or metro is lacking for a city its size? That you think it should have?

edit: ugh, I could have sworn I made this in the General US forum. well since i accidentally made it here, then I should change the question to "What is something any city/metro you've lived in or visited, is lacking for an area its size?"

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Mass transit
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Mass transit is definitely lacking here. The traffic isn't too awful, so it's not critical that we have it, but it would certainly be nice to have a heavy rail option to move commuters from the outer suburbs into town.

The problem right now (some of it due to traffic not being terrible), is that there is not enough demand to support it right now.

The bus system could also be improved a bit. It's not too hard to move around the inner city, but very few of the suburbs offer any sort of bus option.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:41 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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For us in Fort Worth: BETTER mass transit.

For Arlington: mass transit, period.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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DC needs a skyline, maybe not downtown, but a new one along the river by the ballpark or something so I can have something to take photos of .
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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So i guess everyone needs mass transit
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:44 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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So i guess everyone needs mass transit
No.... BETTER mass transit.



Really, most are saying transit because cities are starting to shift again, this time it's back into the city instead of spreading out.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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No.... BETTER mass transit.



Really, most are saying transit because cities are starting to shift again, this time it's back into the city instead of spreading out.
Just like the census numbers are proving!
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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In Baton Rouge (800,000+) there is a silly skyline, a hilarious transit system, and schools to slap a knee at. But I still love it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Prairieville, LA
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