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Old 05-03-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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He's correct in what? That downtown Savannah is "easily" the most walkable and urban place in all of the South? Or that it's even more walkable than large northern urban centers? You'd be hard pressed to find someone familiar with Savannah, Baltimore, DC, and Philly say that Savannah is more urban and walkable than them all but I suppose you could fall into that category.
I specified in my comment above. It was regarding Savannah's squares and the importance of the sidewalk.

I'm proud of my hometown and how far it has come, but I'm not a booster so let's please not go there. Thank you.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Of course you do, but anyone who's been to both downtowns can clearly see that Athens has the advantage.
Is that your only goal to compare downtowns?

Like I said before,Columbus is more urban than Athens,Ga and the numbers doesn't lie.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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I specified in my comment above. It was regarding Savannah's squares and the importance of the sidewalk.

I'm proud of my hometown and how far it has come, but I'm not a booster so let's please not go there. Thank you.
I never disputed the fact that the squares and the width of the sidewalks make downtown Savannah quite walkable, so what was the purpose in mentioning that? I only disputed his assertion that it's easily the most urban, walkable place in the South and even more so than DC, Baltimore, and Philly. That was quite over the top IMO.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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Is that your only goal to compare downtowns?
Uh, that's what this thread is about. Do you even bother to check the topic of the thread before you comment, or do you just perceive every statement that doesn't make Columbus out to be the second coming of Paris a knock on the city?

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Like I said before,Columbus is more urban than Athens,Ga and the numbers doesn't lie.
What numbers? I have no clue what you're even talking about here. Even your fellow Columbus forumer says Athens' downtown is more walkable and vibrant than that of Columbus. You're the only one disputing this out of overzealous homerism.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Athens and Savannah are vibrant and walkable, but I would be hard pressed to call them urban. Yes there are a few taller buildings but the basic urban cores feel like a stretched out small town. Because their traditional shopping streets are primarily two story buildings.

Charleston feels more urban because the Meeting street buildings are 4-6 stories. Broad and King streets don't feel quite so urban to me, although new development is building up King St a bit.

I've made one visit to Columbus GA but I seem to remember taller buildings and a more built up downtown shopping district.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Okay Mutiny,you win. But Columbus is still more urban than Athens.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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Okay Mutiny,you win. But Columbus is still more urban than Athens.
How so?
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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How so?
What's Athens biggest urban amenity besides being walkable?
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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What's Athens biggest urban amenity besides being walkable?
What does that have to do with the question I asked you? You're the one making the claim that Columbus is overall more urban than Athens (I have not asserted the converse), so the burden of proof is on you.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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What does that have to do with the question I asked you? You're the one making the claim that Columbus is overall more urban than Athens (I have not asserted the converse), so the burden of proof is on you.
But it's you disputing .
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