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View Poll Results: Which downtown is the most urban and walkable?
Savannah 24 21.62%
DC 16 14.41%
Baltimore 5 4.50%
Philadelphia 66 59.46%
Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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soup anyone
I meant wouldn't. Don know why I forgot to put that. DC summers rivals that of the Gulf.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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LOL @ this question.

Mutiny...I know you started this post based off another Georgia poster...LOL
I mean I'd never heard that before in my life; I just wanted to make sure that *I* wasn't missing something.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Haha that's laughable. Pretty much every city's downtown is grid patterned with sidewalks.
Not every city was possibly America's first planned city. Savannah holds that distinction.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Not every city was possibly America's first planned city. Savannah holds that distinction.
Good point but it's not fair to compare Savannah to those three cities. However, for a mid size city Savannah is pretty urban and walkable.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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Not every city was possibly America's first planned city. Savannah holds that distinction.
Actually New Haven, CT, was America's first planned city. William Penn's plan for Philadelphia also predates Savannah. I do like the Oglethorpe plan, though. It is arguably the most successful plan in America.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Not every city was possibly America's first planned city. Savannah holds that distinction.
Philadelphia and New Haven both predate Savannah as far as planned cities go.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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My $0.02

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: The City
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- Yeah, it's hard to match that kind of "downtown" urbanity in many places in the U.S., period. I just finished my pre-Broad Street run (10 mile running race, one street with no turns, of continuous urbanity, not all tourist-friendly urbanity, however) warm-up inline skate from Front St. to 52nd St. via Walnut St. and then a return trip from 52nd St. to Front St. via Chestnut St. Hardcore urbanity the entire way! I love that! Was the entire stretch tourist-friendly? No. (Tourists would not feel comfy after about 46th St. -- Once Police Headquarters moves to 46th St. that might change, however)


- I did this on inline skates, there's absolutely no way most people could make that trip on foot.
Broad Street Run this AM
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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1. Philly
2. Baltimore
2. DC









3. Savannah
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: The City
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I meant wouldn't. Don know why I forgot to put that. DC summers rivals that of the Gulf.
I know what you meant; though to me places like say a Houston, NOLA, or even Austin or DFW are worse - all are soupy some moreso

FWIW I think the summer extremes in Philly are worse than the winter extremes
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