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Old 08-17-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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I am just wondering if any of the cities in the southwest have good public transport and are fairly walkable? A city where a car would not be needed. Do any southwestern cities fit this?
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Tempe
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I'm not qualified to comment on living in Albuquerque in general, but the Nob Hill area is very walkable and the public transit system seems to be fairly extensive (particularly on Central Ave.). Also, I've always considered Santa Fe to be very walkable, but I've always stayed in the area near the plaza so I can't comment on living in the outskirts. Still, it has a bus system and is a relatively compact city.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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You might not want "walkable" when the temperatures go over 90 degrees, and often over 100, not uncommon in the Southwest.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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You might not want "walkable" when the temperatures go over 90 degrees, and often over 100, not uncommon in the Southwest.
Thats perfect walking weather grandma. Stick to your turtlenecks and your dead leaves.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Southwestern Cities that are walkable and good public transport?
Haha! That's a funny one.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Thats perfect walking weather grandma. Stick to your turtlenecks and your dead leaves.
Ok. And stick to your fake irrigated lawns, dying saguaros, "haboobs", wacked-out tea-nutter politics, tacky stucco cookie-cutter suburbia, and bland, boring, culture-less, sprawling, transient misery.

And keep telling yourself "but... It's a DRY heat!".
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Ok. And stick to your fake irrigated lawns, dying saguaros, "haboobs", wacked-out tea-nutter politics, tacky stucco cookie-cutter suburbia, and bland, boring, culture-less, sprawling, transient misery.

And keep telling yourself "but... It's a DRY heat!".
Don't worry, I will.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I am just wondering if any of the cities in the southwest have good public transport and are fairly walkable? A city where a car would not be needed. Do any southwestern cities fit this?
Tempe is the only place I can think of that fits, and its not even that great. The SW just doesnt have what out East does, in those regards, so youll probably be sorely disappointed. Having said that, Tempe does have decent service by the Valley Metro bus, tons of taxis, and the rather weak light rail system. My only beef with Tempe is the ridiculous amounts of college bros and bimbos, they can drive you nuts with their blatant childishness and "party til you die" mentality.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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Ok well the pro's of the southwest are seeming to outweigh the cons of not very walkable. I'm considering going to College in the southwest and would like to eventually move there.
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