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Old 12-16-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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You mean to say that you have no argument so will just make a stupid comment that is easily disproven by looking at the Arlington streets without even sidewalks.
No, chief, I meant to say what I said. And it's obvious. Sidewalks are extremely common in Arlington, and they are on every street in areas with metro stops.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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800,000 people park at Metro stations? LLS
No, the point is the massive parking structures at each of these stations are there for a purpose, if these areas really were that urban there would be no need for them, but they aren't, they act more like office parks than urban nodes, yes people use the trains in the metro but in that chain there's a car.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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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.
No! These are people not trips. Come on dude! You have never been to DC. You are probably in Iowa somewhere just fu&kin with us. LOL
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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you mean to say that you have no argument so will just make a stupid comment that is easily disproven by looking at the arlington streets without even sidewalks.
your credibility is gone!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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No, chief, I meant to say what I said. And it's obvious. Sidewalks are extremely common in Arlington, and they are on every street in areas with metro stops.
They are also extremely uncommon in parts of Arlington, which, for the most part, is typical postwar suburban design, excepting right at Metro stops.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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No, the point is the massive parking structures at each of these stations are there for a purpose, if these areas really were that urban there would be no need for them, but they aren't, they act more like office parks than urban nodes, yes people use the trains in the metro but in that chain there's a car.


Link???
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Honestly, your post is just stupid.

First, you answer your own question by stating places that are actually much better and more urban than Bethesda (places like White Plains, Stamford, and New Rochelle, but there are obviously dozens others), then you conclude that these don't "count" because you consider them "way too ghetto".

What exactly is "ghetto" about these places, BTW? Neiman Marcus and Saks are ghetto? Trump Tower is ghetto? Ritz Carlton is ghetto? Multimillion apartments are ghetto? The world's biggest hedge fund is ghetto?
Here we go with the insults... I am not going to get into a debate about which ones are more urban. Newark sure is more urban than Bethesda but I know where I would rather live. And I am not gonna debate which is "better". What's better for you is not better for me.

I made a statement about a certain kind of lifestyle - that there is obviously demand for - that DC caters to IMO much better than NY, or any other city. I can count on two hands (maybe not even) the number of modern, luxury apartment buildings in the NYC suburbs (with rail access to the city) that measure up to the quality and quantity that you see in places like Bethesda and Ballston. They generally don't exist.

And yes, the New Rochelle, White Plains and even Stamford downtowns are somewhat ghetto. They are nowhere near as nice as Bethesda or Chevy Chase or Ballston. And if you don't know that then you obviously have never been to any of these place and have no frikin clue what you are talking about. Which would make sense -- the loudest ones are usually the clueless ones.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Those places are like mini Texas Medical Centers, nothing urban about them, buildings do not equate urban, you are from DC you should already know this since DC has no skyline.

Texas Medical Centers have nothing on anything in D.C. Ever been to those Texas Medical Centers?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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No! These are people not trips. Come on dude! You have never been to DC. You are probably in Iowa somewhere just fu&kin with us. LOL
No, wrong again, those are non-linked trips. APTA measures trips, not people.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Link???
Link? All you have to do is look at the giant parking structures near every metro stop, what's hard to grasp about that?
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