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Old 10-22-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: KC Area
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What city has the most pedestrains and foot traffic in their downtown area? I know Portland has a lot, and obviously Chicago and New York. On google maps, it surprised me how much Philadelphia had. It actually looked like Philly had more than Chicago. What do you think contributes the most to foot traffic downtown? Is it events being held, people living there, lots of people working there? What city were you surprised to see had lots of pedestrians and what city did you think had a lot of pedestrians and disappointed you? What city has the least pedestrians in their downtown?
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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1) New York
2) Chicago
3) San Francisco
4) Boston
5) Philly.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It's all residential, entertainment, and transit that makes a difference.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I feel like Seattle has more foot traffic than Philly and Boston.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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These are all vids of normal days(and nights)

SF Financial District

People walking on a busy San Francisco street - YouTube

SF Union Square

USA,San Francisco,UnionSquare2, 2007y,04m,07d(Sat),14h10 - YouTube

SF Chinatown

Lots of People on Streets in San Francisco's Chinatown District by BotledVideo.com - YouTube

SF North Beach

the streets of san francisco - YouTube

SF Fisherman's Wharf

USA,San Francisco,FishermansWharf1, 2007y,04m,07d(Sat),16h08 - YouTube
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Feeling is knowing! lol

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I feel like Seattle has more foot traffic than Philly and Boston.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: KC Area
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Wow, San Francisco looks extrmely busy.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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New York
Chicago
San Francisco
District of Columbia
Boston
Philadelphia
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Feeling is knowing! lol
Just judging by pictures and google street images it looks like there's more people walking around in Seattle.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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New York,

drop off

San Fran

drop off

Philly

Boston

Chicago..

While Chicago looks more similar to NYC with all of the skyscrapers and such. I never thought that the foot traffic in that city was very impressive. And I've been there alot. These other cities have smaller downtowns with the exception of NY but have more people walking around. And I've been to all of these cities in which I am judging..That's not to say that there are parts of Chicago that are really congested. But if I think of the "whole" downtown, I would rank those other cities higher with foot traffic..Just my two cents..

Smp
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