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Old 01-11-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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I want to find a town in which all of the houses are located on sidewalks, but not in a development or subdivision type of way.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You mean there's towns where there's no sidewalks????
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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but not in a development or subdivision type of way
If there houses and sidewalks, the land has been subdivided and developed.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Are you basically looking for walkable neighborhoods? Places where you can walk to a store, post offcie, schools, etc.? There are plenty of places like that. Is there any part of the country in particular you are looking for?
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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What do you mean? Sidewalks in front of houses - but not in a development/subdivision kinda way? You mean like older cities?

Every town, city or suburb I came in contact with growing up in Iowa had sidewalks. Are there areas of the country where you don't have sidewalks?
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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What do you mean? Sidewalks in front of houses - but not in a development/subdivision kinda way? You mean like older cities?

Every town, city or suburb I came in contact with growing up in Iowa had sidewalks. Are there areas of the country where you don't have sidewalks?
Florida lacks sidewalks. South West Florida anyway.
Google Street view Cape Coral.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Florida lacks sidewalks. South West Florida anyway.
Google Street view Cape Coral.
Weird
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Many people don't want sidewalks because they feel it will encourage criminals to walk through the neighborhood. From my experience it doesn't matter, if troublemakers want to walk through the neighborhood they'll walk in the street if they have to, and they do.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Many people don't want sidewalks because they feel it will encourage criminals to walk through the neighborhood. From my experience it doesn't matter, if troublemakers want to walk through the neighborhood they'll walk in the street if they have to, and they do.
True, it also encourages a higher rate of kids getting hit by cars. It's beyond moronic to NOT invest in sidewalks.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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As I use a wheelchair I think I would be freaked out by a city or town that doesn't have sidewalks. Florida has plenty of old people I'm surprised that's not an issue for them.

In many places that have them though the sidewalks aren't well-maintained. They have major cracks, blank spaces (sidewalk briefly ends then picks up again), or are not level at all so can become a bumpy ride. I imagine for people not in chairs, exempting those who use baby strollers, you wouldn't even notice or care about sidewalk maintenance.
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