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View Poll Results: What Major city has the Cleanest downtown you were impressed by on a visit?
Atlanta 4 3.88%
Chicago 52 50.49%
Boston 17 16.50%
Cleveland 1 0.97%
Denver 7 6.80%
Houston 3 2.91%
LA 0 0%
Miami 2 1.94%
Seattle 13 12.62%
SF 4 3.88%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2016, 03:28 PM
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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I've been to every city on this list. The cleanest from my observations of all cities I've been to are (in no particular order) Boston, Charlotte, and Denver.
You must not have been in LoDo. Vomit splats everywhere from the drunks, who include both bums and suburbanites on weekend benders,
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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Downtown Boston is not clean. You may have been in the Back Bay and thought you were downtown.
Downtown Boston seemed pretty clean to me when I visited a little over a year ago.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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Minneapolis- It is the only city I said out loud when I was there"This city is really clean".
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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San Jose and Chicago have the cleanest downtowns
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Chicago

Why? Because the grid street layout allowed the creation of the nation's largest alley system (1900+ miles within Chicago). Back alleys are essential for the storing, collecting, and hiding of garbage (and other life unpleasantries), which helps keep the storefronts, pedestrian walkways, and tourist centers relatively pristine as compared to other big cities.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/curious-c...8-8fb3fceacdc4
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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San Jose and Chicago have the cleanest downtowns
Major cities
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:16 AM
 
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Chicago is overall an extremely clean city. People are much more interested in guns though so it rarely gets mentioned.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Don't know if this qualifies as major, but I was in Louisville's downtown for the first time Monday and there was an amazing amount of pedestrian traffic and street activity for such a small metro.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Minneapolis, Denver and Chicago.

Filthiest? San Francisco!
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