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Old 07-04-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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Considering LA's density (which has many areas as dense as anything in Chicago or SF), it definitely lacks pedestrian activity in A LOT of dense areas. Compare this to cities such as Chicago or SF where pedestrian activity is pretty much present in every type of dense neighborhood. LA was just not designed and built with the pedestrian in mind, though it is surely trying to change this.

Miami is pretty much a nightmare for pedestrians with the exception of Miami Beach.

These two are probably the only dense cities that are lacking pedestrian activity. Most other cities that lack pedestrian activity (Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, etc) are not in any way dense, so pedestrian activity is not a realistic thing to expect.
The thing is these areas you talk about actually do have lots of pedestrian activity especially around the core, and other areas such as Hollywood east and west, I just think a lot of people have a bad misrepresentation of LA in there head and just go by old stereotypes
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:55 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The thing is these areas you talk about actually do have lots of pedestrian activity especially around the core, and other areas such as Hollywood east and west, I just think a lot of people have a bad misrepresentation of LA in there head and just go by old stereotypes
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From those pictures, LA has plenty of pedestrian traffic.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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From those pictures, LA has plenty of pedestrian traffic.
hey Kode so whats your take on the pedestrian traffic in Baltimore?
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:10 AM
 
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hey Kode so whats your take on the pedestrian traffic in Baltimore?
It's average, certain parts of downtown are very busy (lexington market, by the court houses, Pratt street, light street), but some areas are relatively quiet. Also, certain areas are more active after normal business hours.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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It's average, certain parts of downtown are very busy (lexington market, by the court houses, Pratt street, light street), but some areas are relatively quiet. Also, certain areas are more active after normal business hours.
the hood! LOL primetime to get your hustle on
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:08 AM
 
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Strictly by the numbers, I'd have to go with Miami. It's a very dense city by US standards but much of the city has little to no pedestrian activity.

Also, sorry CaliSon, but I think Chicago does edge out LA for pedestrain activity. Not just for Downtown, but a large swatch of the North Side and West Town has a lot of pedestrian activity. LA is underrated in that department, and there are plenty of areas with people walking around, but I think Chicago wins here.

San Francisco beats 'em both, though.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:13 AM
 
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Strictly by the numbers, I'd have to go with Miami. It's a very dense city by US standards but much of the city has little to no pedestrian activity.

Also, sorry CaliSon, but I think Chicago does edge out LA for pedestrain activity. Not just for Downtown, but a large swatch of the North Side and West Town has a lot of pedestrian activity. LA is underrated in that department, and there are plenty of areas with people walking around, but I think Chicago wins here.

San Francisco beats 'em both, though.
FOR THE LAST FREAKIN TIME I AM NOT SAYING LA HAS MORE PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY I WAS ONLY SAYING THAT CHICAGO IS NOT HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE LA PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY : smack::cryi ng::crying :
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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What cities would you say are fairly dense by American standards yet lack pedestrian activity and why? My vote goes to Miami, Phoenix, and Minneapolis but would like to know what are they lacking for this to turn around?
In Minneapolis, the skyway system downtown arguably kills a lot of pedestrian activity.

It has gotten better in recent years, though, with a lot of street-level restaurants/retail opening up downtown, plus Target Plaza bridging the freeway between downtown and Target Field. They've made a lot of streetscape improvements to improve foot traffic, too.

Minneapolis is also extremely walkable in its neighborhoods; I think it ranked among the highest major cities on that 'walkscore' study that came out some time ago...
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Considering LA's density (which has many areas as dense as anything in Chicago or SF), it definitely lacks pedestrian activity in A LOT of dense areas. Compare this to cities such as Chicago or SF where pedestrian activity is pretty much present in every type of dense neighborhood. LA was just not designed and built with the pedestrian in mind, though it is surely trying to change this.

Miami is pretty much a nightmare for pedestrians with the exception of Miami Beach.

These two are probably the only dense cities that are lacking pedestrian activity. Most other cities that lack pedestrian activity (Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, etc) are not in any way dense, so pedestrian activity is not a realistic thing to expect.
Agreed.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Miami is pretty much a nightmare for pedestrians with the exception of Miami Beach.
Yeah, I kind of agree here. There is the metromover downtown and in Brickell that encourages some foot traffic, mostly concentrated around Government Center, but it's mostly empty. I can walk around for 30 minutes in Brickell and only see construction workers.
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