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Old 12-16-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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I feel like this is the type of thing that truly says "remote" about a place. I know that Dawson City, Yukon I think has dirt roads along many of their main sections, and I know that nearby to me, Windermere, Florida has dirt roads on every road that isn't the main street (in the historic section). Does anyone know anywhere else?
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:02 AM
 
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Nope, that doesn't necessarily mean a town is remote. Not at all. It means they don't find it worth the money to have paved roads. Pavement gets icy more readily than dirt does, without the little lumps and gritty bits to help traction. It also tends to encourage speeding, which is undesirable in town centers.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Does Elkhorn, MT count?


Oh! My favorite, Nelson, MT. "Cribbage Capital of the World". (Not so much a town as an intersection with a few houses).
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Albuquerque, which is a pretty decent sized city with about 1 million in the metro area, still has a few unpaved, dirt alley ways and parking lots near its downtown.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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I believe Brownwood, TX has some dirt roads in their downtown area.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:12 PM
 
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Very interesting. Good point about not finding it worthwhile pikabike, can you think of some others in the lower 48? The reason I say remote is that the only instance where I've usually seen a significant portion of a downtown have that, is where it is generally a pretty isolated, small place. I could be wrong though.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the other recommendations guys, and yes, they certainly count.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the historic areas around downtown, there are still a lot of narrow, winding dirt/gravel roads. Lined with $1,000,000 houses. A few blocks from the state capitol building.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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I heard that half of Presidio,Texas has dirt roads.
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