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Old 12-16-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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Those Arlington places aren't urban. They don't function like real urban places.
Huh?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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So why does 800,000 ride the Metro every day? And another 400,000 ride the bus?
Because they work for the feds or contractors. They have no choice. Feds subsidize transit and don't provide parking, plus traffic sucks.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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No, they don't offer Metro rates. the garages are for people who work in the local area and they are not cheap.. Nobody uses them for commuting unless they are in a pinch, and then only for a day or two. Many are lease only, and many fill up very early.
Everyone uses them for commuting, and yes they are relatively cheap.

Again, how do people get to the Bethesda Metro if they are not parking at the parking lots on every corner in downtown Bethesda? Who is then parking in all these lots? Mystery people?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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So why does 800,000 ride the Metro every day? And another 400,000 ride the bus?
Ever heard of park and ride?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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There is tons of parking for all of them. 100% of these stations have tons of parking.

How do you think people get to the station? Downtown Bethesda doesn't even have 10% of the Bethesda population. How are people supposed to get to work?
gOOGLE mAPS?????????? All of these areas feature hi rise apartments and condos with ground lever retail. Have you ever been to DT Bethesda? Blocks and blocks of retail and condo's and restaurants. Silver Spring has hi-rises that feed the Metro. Northern Virginia has more office space than LA!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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gOOGLE mAPS??????????
I already showed you where I used to park, and yes, it is still there on Google maps.

Every block in downtown Bethesda has parking. Every single one.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Ever heard of park and ride?
800,000 people park at Metro stations? LLS
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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800,000 people park at Metro stations? LLS
There are 800,000 trips, not people, on Metro.

Probably around 300,000 or so actual people use Metro, and no, I would not be surprised to see 150,000 parking spaces surrounding Metro stops. That might be a low-ball number, because the ones I know all have thousands of spaces.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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So that answers the question; you were a college student.

Obviously kids in college don't need a car. My sister at Michigan State doesn't have a car. That doesn't mean East Lansing is some urban hotbed; it just means that she doesn't have "adult" needs yet, so doesn't need a car. I didn't have a car either in college, and I was in a rural area.

And funny you mention that you needed a car because of AU; because AU is on the Tenleytown Metro stop, and is rather urban for DC standards, yet even then, you needed a car.

Ok, this guy has never been to D.C.! LOL................


Tenleytown and AU are two of the most suburban places in D.C. proper.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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The area is very suburban and not very walkable. Sidewalks are uncommon in North Arlington.
You can walk from Georgetown in DC all the way to Ballston in Arlington on sidewalks without any breaks! I've done it plenty of times. It's like 6 metro stops.
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