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Old 01-23-2017, 11:14 PM
 
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Axe to grind. Lost his job in Philly so posts are a bit of a broken record.
Pretty much. That poster is a habitual Philly hater who is clearly delusional when it comes information about Philly. Philly is a top 3 walkable city in the U.S. Philly has very narrow streets (the narrowest in the U.S), and an extremely urban built environment, which combines to make the city very walkable. Honestly, NYC might be the only city more walkable than Philly.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Pretty much. That poster is a habitual Philly hater who is clearly delusional when it comes information about Philly. Philly is a top 3 walkable city in the U.S. Philly has very narrow streets (the narrowest in the U.S), and an extremely urban built environment, which combines to make the city very walkable. Honestly, NYC might be the only city more walkable than Philly.
Are the burbs pretty walkable too?
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:57 AM
 
Location: The City
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Are the burbs pretty walkable too?


certain areas, especially the older town cores, outside of that it becomes less walker friendly quickly


so compared to DC older town centers with walkability as opposed to new urbanist town centers DC has better job clustering in these nodes to me that the biggest difference when compared to older metros
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Clearly you're the one who doesn't know anything and should probably consult a map. I actually lived in Philly minus a car for 10 years. Outside of Center City and select neighborhoods much of the city is very difficult to get around on foot with reliance on a bus system to get yourself around along with a fairly long ride to get to a subway/rail station. I lived in Port Richmond and despite being 4 miles from Suburban Station (central Philly) it would take half an hour with a bus to subway connection at rush hour. Many areas of the city are worse, which includes the Northwest and Northeast sections that account for half the city or more. So take your rolling eyes elsewhere, k?
The quality of transit access and walkability are different things entirely. If you live within a 5-10 minute walk from a traditional neighborhood business district, can get there via sidewalks, and don't need to cross any major barriers like highways to get there, you live in a walkable neighborhood. Walkability isn't generally defined as being inclusive of walking to work, after all, it's defined as being inclusive of your needs for a "third space" between work and home (largely retail and entertainment).
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