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Old 03-04-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Where are the best pedestrian zones in America?
Here's Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, But theres still a little street for busses and taxis

http://www.sitephocus.com/blog/?p=773

State Street Madison, WI

http://architectureunderdevelopment....he-urban-mall/
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The French Quarter/CBD in New Orleans

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:41 AM
 
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Church Street in Burlington, Vermont









Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado

http://blogtherockies.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/122/files/2008/08/pearl-st-mall.JPG (broken link)



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Old 03-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The City
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The quarter is a fabalous pedestrian zone. One of the things I really like is the almost total lack of motor vehicles in the area. What a joy to just explore on two feet and glance at the detail of the amazing architecture.

Charleston SC is similar on a smaller scale in this regard to me.

Not sure these totally qualify but the many boardwalks in the US (NJ in particular) are some of the best pedestrian areas IMHO). Great people watching, no traffic and the sound and smeel of the ocean, bliss

That imagine in WI conjures images to me of DC and the one in Denver looks very nice (Denver is city I have little experience with)
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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great thread can't wait to see more.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Cape May NJ has a pretty good pedestrian mall; Washington Street

Washington Street Mall, Cape May NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjarrett/6484809611/ - broken link)


Washington Street Mall, Cape May, NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cellphonesusie/1376135794/ - broken link)


Washington Street Mall | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyasuzuki/6114386712/ - broken link)


Congress Hall - Cape May | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/harpo42/3067514096/ - broken link)


Washington Street Mall | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyasuzuki/6114386480/ - broken link)


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Old 03-04-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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And NJ Boardwalks


Under The Boardwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isadoreberg/1027490621/ - broken link)


NJ Boardwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkoak/3720861161/ - broken link)


Boardwalk Wildwood NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marirose/1267195438/ - broken link)


Boardwalk -- Ocean City, NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlee20/3783903655/ - broken link)


Boardwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/michiban/30299570/ - broken link)
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
The quarter is a fabalous pedestrian zone. One of the things I really like is the almost total lack of motor vehicles in the area. What a joy to just explore on two feet and glance at the detail of the amazing architecture.

Charleston SC is similar on a smaller scale in this regard to me.

Not sure these totally qualify but the many boardwalks in the US (NJ in particular) are some of the best pedestrian areas IMHO). Great people watching, no traffic and the sound and smeel of the ocean, bliss

That imagine in WI conjures images to me of DC and the one in Denver looks very nice (Denver is city I have little experience with)
Yes, it's a hassle driving in the Quarter because of all the people, I was on my way to UNO one day and I was squeezing between people that were spilling into the streets. And walking in the street is very common in the Quarter and on Poydras after events in the 'Dome.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Rehoboth Beach, DE:


All sizes | Penny Lane | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wortz/3718521460/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | August, 2006 Rehoboth Avenue | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76957577@N00/221367093/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | Narrow Alley | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvjantzen/3580066332/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | View of the Rehoboth Boardwalk | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cellphonesusie/5843420935/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


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Old 03-04-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: The City
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Yes, it's a hassle driving in the Quarter because of all the people, I was on my way to UNO one day and I was squeezing between people that were spilling into the streets. And walking in the street is very common in the Quarter and on Poydras after events in the 'Dome.

While many cities have very friendly pedestrain areas; few lack the motor traffic unless a festival which are frequent but limited to weekends typically

Rittenhouse Row Festival 2010 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitphilly/4604337753/in/photostream - broken link)

Rittenhouse Row Festival 2010 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitphilly/4604955764/in/photostream - broken link)

But more typically confined to the sidewalks

Old City: Lively at All Hours | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitphilly/2340519289/in/photostream - broken link)


13th Street outside of Lolita | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitphilly/2346430624/in/photostream - broken link)


Alfresco Dining at El Vez | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitphilly/2346430570/in/photostream - broken link)
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