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Old 12-16-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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I posted a list of stops with parking and neither of these two were in that list.

As far as Forest Glen, you can't be serious: http://goo.gl/maps/FcGGJ

It's even surface parking.

These Metro stops outside of DC remind me a bit of the BART stations in the suburban parts of the Bay Area.
That's a huge lot? It's like 30 parking spots. Go read my post from about 5 pages ago. I said between 20 spots at Forest Glen. Show me a huge parking lot. Bethesda, Silver Spring, Ballston, Rosslyn, Pentagon City, Crystal City, etc... Forest Glen is not urban. It's in a residential neighborhood. LLS This is comical.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Give it up champ! You can't provide a pic or a google map because it doesn't exist.
Actually I think you threw in the towel, you have resorted to name calling, we both know that the DC office parks are just that office parks
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Nobody goes to these places after work hours. Go to Rossyln and Crystal City lol. There's nobody there!
There's hardly anyone in Ballston. Arlington gets so quiet when nobody is coming to and from work. You would think with their residential density around the metro stops, these places would always be vibrant.

THIS ISN'T TRUE AT ALL.

I never said it's Midtown Manhattan but there is activity in Clarendon, Courthouse and Rosslyn. Crystal City is dead.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Yes why have massive parking structures nearby stations? Please don't tell me nobody uses them

I know you don't work in this profession so I will explain how it works. Zoning laws are designed to dictate what must be included in a building. Buildings have a certain required amount of parking that is included for every building constructed unless they receive a variance that says they don't need to include parking. Office buildings then fill the left over parking spaces with visitors to that prospective downtown since very few garages are ever full from actual office workers. Zoning codes are very outdated and they are being rewritten across the nation right now.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Rowhouses = compactness, urban form and creates density!
That's nice. Doesn't make it more interesting or vibrant. DC, and it's suburbs, for all it's TODs, and street walls, doesn't create a lot of vibrancy or interesting areas.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Are you kidding me? Pentagon City has a gigantic parking garage, with over 4,000 parking spaces.
Where? Because I hope you are not counting the parking lot at the Mall as a Metro lot. LOL.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Give it up champ! You can't provide a pic or a google map because it doesn't exist.
Look at all the SFH's around DT Bethesda https://maps.google.com/maps?q=downt...yland&t=h&z=15

You have a Midas auto service shop in DT Bethesda?!? Full service parking lot!!! https://maps.google.com/maps?q=downt...41.93,,0,14.06

#reagonomics
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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I never said it's Midtown Manhattan but there is activity in Clarendon, Courthouse and Rosslyn. Crystal City is dead.
Who's comparing it to Manhattan? These places aren't even Evanston or Pasadena.

Rossyln dies after 6 pm. What are you talking about? I'll give you Clarendon. That's it. Ballston gets pretty damn quiet after 6 pm too.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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That's nice. Doesn't make it more interesting or vibrant. DC, and it's suburbs, for all it's TODs, and street walls, doesn't create a lot of vibrancy or interesting areas.
Really? People in Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, U St, Chinatown, Penn Quarter, Georgetown, H Street, Eastern Mkt, Capitol Hill, 14th St, Shaw and Columbia Heights say otherwise. LOL
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Don't change the argument. No one is saying that DC suburb stations don't feature parking because a lot them do especially in PG county. But the one's in Arlington do not have any huge surface lots or structures. There may be a parking garage in Silver Spring but it's not owned by Metro. Most people in Silver Spring and Bethesda walk or catch the bus to the metro. There is no room in DT Bethesda or Silver Spring for a huge parking lot. Give it up Champ.
So basically, the less parking garages DC Metro provides, the more urban its transit system will look when being compared to other cities? That seems to be what I'm getting out of this debate.
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