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View Poll Results: Pedestrian life compared to Brooklyn?
Greater 7 10.45%
Same 4 5.97%
Less 56 83.58%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-28-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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How does the pedestrian activity in Central LA compare to Brooklyn's? Is it greater, about the same, or less?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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Here's some highly relevant trivia: the Three Stooges where disappointed by the lack of pedestrian activity when they moved from Brooklyn to LA.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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Not sure, I've only been to LA, but both are HUGE cities obviously. NYC as a whole has more people than LA, but I'm not sure about the specific population of Brooklyn it's self.

I would say the same, both have lots of people and crowded streets, both are hustle and bustle.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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This has to be a joke poll.

Where is the "much, much less" option?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Much less. ALL of New York sans Staten Island has busier areas and are denser over much larger areas than any other major U.S. city.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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The funny thing is that until yesterday, I would have said that Brooklyn has more pedestrian activity, no question. I'm not all that familiar with Brooklyn, but my grandmother was born and raised Sheepshead Bay and always spoke of how lively the neighborhood was. I always just assumed it had nearly but not quite as much pedestrian activity as Manhattan.

But then yesterday, a few of the forumers posting here (Grapico, MichiVegas, and BajanYankee) spent about 40 pages over on this thread trying to argue that Los Angeles isn't walkable and hardly has any pedestrian activity. To prove their point, they kept posting videos and streetviews of Brooklyn, and eventually created this poll to prove their point. Checking out the videos and streetviews, I was surprised to find that Brooklyn resembles Los Angeles in terms of density, number of pedestrians on the street, and overall layout (blvds with commercial strips surrounded by residential) far more than I thought it would. Its certainly more similar to Los Angeles than it is to Manhattan in terms of pedestrian activity, and I even think LA might have the edge.

So I want to thank you 3 guys for the education! I now have a better perspective on what Brooklyn is actually like thanks to you, although probably not in the way you intended.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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The funny thing is that until yesterday, I would have said that Brooklyn has more pedestrian activity, no question.
You have quite the imagination. Your whole posted narrative was just made up.

There were 40 pages of yourself and one or two other forumers claiming that strip malls and gas stations and parking lots were more walker friendly than apartment buildings and transit hubs and street-level retail.

There were even claims that these strip malls and gas stations were reminiscent of Manhattan and Cannes. So I'm sure we'll be treated to more of the same here.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You have quite the imagination. Your whole posted narrative was just made up.

There were 40 pages of yourself and one or two other forumers claiming that strip malls and gas stations and parking lots were more walker friendly than apartment buildings and transit hubs and street-level retail.

There were even claims that these strip malls and gas stations were reminiscent of Manhattan and Cannes. So I'm sure we'll be treated to more of the same here.
Lol
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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^^ Those videos posted weren't really reflective, at least of Williamsburg. I'll try to shoot some video next time I'm in the area. I shot some today in Manhattan showing what I thought was average activity in Herald Square, in "winter" and 35 degrees no less. I'll up it later probably, but the computer I'm using now takes too long to render and stabilize 1080p. Meh... nm not waiting this long for a street video...shaky it is.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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The funny thing is that until yesterday, I would have said that Brooklyn has more pedestrian activity, no question. I'm not all that familiar with Brooklyn, but my grandmother was born and raised Sheepshead Bay and always spoke of how lively the neighborhood was. I always just assumed it had nearly but not quite as much pedestrian activity as Manhattan.

But then yesterday, a few of the forumers posting here (Grapico, MichiVegas, and BajanYankee) spent about 40 pages over on this thread trying to argue that Los Angeles isn't walkable and hardly has any pedestrian activity. To prove their point, they kept posting videos and streetviews of Brooklyn, and eventually created this poll to prove their point. Checking out the videos and streetviews, I was surprised to find that Brooklyn resembles Los Angeles in terms of density, number of pedestrians on the street, and overall layout (blvds with commercial strips surrounded by residential) far more than I thought it would. Its certainly more similar to Los Angeles than it is to Manhattan in terms of pedestrian activity, and I even think LA might have the edge.

So I want to thank you 3 guys for the education! I now have a better perspective on what Brooklyn is actually like thanks to you, although probably not in the way you intended.
I wouldn't go that far, but for someone to try to disprove LA's walkability and pedestrian activity by comparing it to Brooklyn it says a lot about how far we've come from the days LA was being compared to the likes of Miami or Portland, funny thing is I take criticism from Grapico much more seriously than BY since the only visit he's ever had in LA was through Google streetview.
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