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Old 12-16-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Then look at some areas of Long Beach, Pasadena, or Culver City.

I took the Blue line from DTLA to Long Beach. It went through South Central LA. It reminded me of East Coast suburbs. There wasn't anything remotely urban about it. That had to be about a 20 mile ride of strip malls, liquor stores, single family homes and gas stations.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Of the ones you posted, this is the only one that fit my criteria.
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The other's for one have streets that are way too wide for one story buildings. Also, some had strip malls and even a free standing Jiffy Lube.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Parts of LA are very rural and full of strip malls and surface parking lots. This is in the city.
Which parts? The ones up in the mountains?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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I think the point here is that DC does do suburban TOD probably better than anybody else. If you want to have the convenience of a suburban lifestyle but still live in a fancy apartment building with an array of modern amenities and easy access into the city, I think DC does offer better options than any other metro.

People bringing up places like Hoboken, JC, Harrison and Newark... Hoboken and JC are not really suburbs. They are functionally and geographically equivalent to Bklyn and Queens. And Harrison and Newark cannot really be compared with places like Bethesda and Ballston. Day and night.

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Old 12-16-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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It's obvious, he has never been to the DMV. Bethesda, Silver Spring, Forest Glen don't have any surface parking either. Neither does Crystal City or Pentagon City.
Well I never said surface parking. Just parking. And unless Metro is using out of date maps, all those areas have parking.

I am not super familiar with DC, though I have been there on more than one occasion. One time I was at the Greenbelt station, basically a sea of parking and nothing at all within walking distance. I waited for a friend to pick me up in the residential neighborhood next door being all sketchy loitering in what was basically people's front yards.

And yes compared to Los Angeles suburbs this area felt pretty rural.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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Parts of LA are very rural and full of strip malls and surface parking lots. This is in the city.
90% of the 469 sq miles of DC is straight rural compared to LA, you see now we are comparing apples to apples
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:08 PM
 
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Which parts? The ones up in the mountains?
No! Along the Blueline to Long Beach. It started out in a tunnel DT and then came outside. It was very suburban looking all the way to Long Beach. I walked around Watts and Compton. My boy had to tell me when we were actually in LA or the burbs because the landscape never changed.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Where is the surface parking at Pentagon City? Crystal City? Glenmont? Wheaton? Clarendon? Rosslyn? Bethesda? Courthouse? Show me on google maps.
First, I never said surface parking. Parking is parking.

But there are tons of parking lots, both surface and covered, in all of these areas. I always parking two blocks from the Bethesda metro, in a surface lot, right by the library. And it's still there today.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Here are a few for starters - Ballston, Virginia Square, Clarendon, Rosslyn, King Street, Braddock Road.
All those areas have tons of parking.

How do you think the people get to the Metro? They're walking five miles down freeway overpasses?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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People bringing up places like Hoboken, JC, Harrison and Newark... Hoboken and JC are not really suburbs. They are functionally and geographically equivalent to Bklyn and Queens. And Harrison and Newark cannot really be compared with places like Bethesda and Ballston. Day and night.
I think that's the whole point. NYC suburbs are much. much more urban than DC suburbs.
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