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Old 12-16-2013, 01:49 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.

Where are the massive parking structures at the following suburban metro stations?

Silver Spring
Bethesda
Ballston
Rosslyn
Crystal City
Pentagon City
Braddock Road
King Street
Courthouse
Clarendon
White Flint
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Texas Medical Centers have nothing on anything in D.C. Ever been to those Texas Medical Centers?
Yes and they function the same
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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Link? All you have to do is look at the giant parking structures near every metro stop, what's hard to grasp about that?

You have clearly never been to D.C. before. If you are talking about underground parking in apartment and office buildings near metro station's, could you point me to which city doesn't have those in their downtown area's?
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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They are also extremely uncommon in parts of Arlington, which, for the most part, is typical postwar suburban design, excepting right at Metro stops.
People do not commute by regularly driving their cars to Clarendon, Virginia Square, Court House, etc; parking, then getting on the Metro. They just don't. You are wrong. Further out in the burbs, they do that.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Yes and they function the same

No, they lack zero lot development. They have surface parking lots. Let don't have subway access. They aren't built for walking. They have low population density.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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What's amazing is that all of these places are connected by the metro and serve as semi urban DT's with four more stops coming online at Tyson's in Jan 2014. Northern Virginia has more office space than DT LA.

Ballston
Rosslyn
Crystal City
Pentagon City
Courthouse
Clarendon
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Where are the massive parking structures at the following suburban metro stations?

Silver Spring
Bethesda
Ballston
Rosslyn
Crystal City
Pentagon City
Braddock Road
King Street
Courthouse
Clarendon
White Flint
Go to any nearby building and they are there, just because its not directly on the station doesn't mean they don't exist, again I'm repeating myself, if these office parks you guys talk about were so urban why the need for companies to invest in parking structures?
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Cease and desist MDAllstar. DC is country..

Go play with miami, atlanta, dallas, houston, orlando, etc
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Almost every single subway station in Manhattan has huge parking garages for people to park in and take the train in private garages just like D.C., Chicago, Philly, Boston etc. etc.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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People do not commute by regularly driving their cars to Clarendon, Virginia Square, Court House, etc; parking, then getting on the Metro. They just don't. You are wrong. Further out in the burbs, they do that.
Right! They walk because their condos and apartments are right on top of the metro stations which are all underground in this part of Arlington.
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