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View Poll Results: Milwaukee -vs- St.Louis
Milwaukee The Brew City 75 49.67%
St.Louis The Gateway to the West 76 50.33%
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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St. Louis has light rail & subway
STL doesn't have a subway. Your light rail just happens to have a few underground stations; pretty much every single light rail system in the country has a few underground stations. Not the same thing. Subway refers to heavy rail.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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A subway is a mass transit system that is underground. Regardless of whether or not its heavy, light, rapid, etc it doesnt matter. So Yes STL has a subway.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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Milwaukee's population density is 6,296.3/sq mi, STL is 5,724.7/sq mi. Not a huge difference, but pretty significant.
No sorry. The difference is not significant at all.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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moorlander-- while it can be argued that forest park is among the "best" urban parks in the usa, it is not the biggest. fairmount park in philadelphia is substantially larger, and several others rank ahead in size as well. but forest park is certainly among the most impressive.

jjacobeclark-- a subway is any rail transit system that runs underground; it does not matter if it is heavy or light rail. much of boston's subway system uses light rail trains. the newark city subway and pittsburgh t subway both use only light rail trains. st. louis's metrolink is a subway in several portions. it is much more similar to heavy rail systems in that the trains to do not run on city streets, but rather in subway tunnels, bridges, at-grade separations and below-grade trenches. the entire system utilizes separate rights of way, making it completely independent of street traffic and therefore one of the most impressive, efficient and effective light rail systems in the united states.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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I stand corrected. A very nice park indeed.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Mequon
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One thing I wish Milwaukee had was a national icon that was recognized all over the US like the Arch is for St.Louis. I guess we have beer and Harley Davidson and the Art musuem but our art museum is fairly new and I don't know if enough people have seen it. If I showed a picture of the Art museum to bunch of people across the US I don't know if they would know that it is in Milwaukee.

http://cosmicdiary.org/blogs/jean_creighton/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/milwaukee-art-museum.jpg (broken link)



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Old 02-08-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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The burke brise soleil addition is spectacular.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Also Milwaukee's Metro at 2m and STL at 2.8m basically the same.
A difference of 800,000 people is pretty significant...
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: STL
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A difference of 800,000 people is pretty significant...
Plus, he's padding Milwaukee's metro by about 250,000 people...
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Milwaukee's metro meets Chicago's metro, so irregardless of what Milwaukee's metro population is, it's part of an area comprised of 11 million people.
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