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Old 12-05-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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If you have to ride a subway everywhere, it isn't walkable. You aren't walking.

You don't have to ride a subway on a campus in a college town. A college town is the perfect example of walkable.
The poster didn't say people use subways, he specifically said people live without a cars fine, you are interjeccting the subway is not walkable theory here conveniently for your own argument.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Did you miss the part where they said walk everywhere?

And even despite your disbelief from earlier *GASP* kids can even walk to school!! Oh the horror!!! The idea that these kids walk to school with their friends, and their parents don't have to worry about driving them.. simply too much to bare!
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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In my view, if you don't live near work, you aren't really in a walkable situation. People that work spend most of their time there. I'd rather be able to walk to work than walk to places that I go less frequently like a barber shop.

It would be analogous to a college kid living 20 minutes off campus and taking a bus over talking about how walkable his apartment location is because it is near some grocery stores. I was always the kid who wanted to live on campus.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:06 PM
 
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In my view, if you don't live near work, you aren't really in a walkable situation. People that work spend most of their time there. I'd rather be able to walk to work than walk to places that I go less frequently.
With that logic then i guess a farmer in the middle of Nebraska lives in a more walkable situation because he lives where he walks compared to someone who lives in the East Village/Lakeview and works in Chelsea/the Loop, which they can walk to but also take the subway/El or bus.

And again you're changing the topic.. walkable cities not ones personal preference of whether they want to walk to work or walk to all the amenities they want/need. In very walkable cities, both are achievable through many options, not just that one adjacent neighborhood.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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In my view, if you don't live near work, you aren't really in a walkable situation. People that work spend most of their time there. I'd rather be able to walk to work than walk to places that I go less frequently.
Well then in my opinion, if you dont live near a mattress shop then it's not walkable because you spend most of your time sleeping...

...Equally as illogical as what you just said.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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In my view, if you don't live near work, you aren't really in a walkable situation. People that work spend most of their time there. I'd rather be able to walk to work than walk to places that I go less frequently like a barber shop.

It would be analogous to a college kid living 20 minutes off campus and taking a bus over talking about how walkable his apartment location is because it is near some grocery stores. I was always the kid who wanted to live on campus.
Yet you're the adult who can't live without a car and who believes kids don't walk to school.

Man how things have changed.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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A truly walkable living situation would ensure you never had to drive or use mass transit during rush hour.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Yet you're the adult who can't live without a car and who believes kids don't walk to school.

Man how things have changed.
I never said I couldn't live without a car. I just see no reason to live like people did prior to 1900's. I enjoy driving and it is more convenient and pleasant in my view than riding mass transit.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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A truly walkable living situation would ensure you never had to drive or use mass transit during rush hour.
Which will certainly be achieved at a higher frequency in Boston or Chicago than Houston or Orlando.

Question? No? Good.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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I never said I couldn't live without a car. I just see no reason to live like people did prior to 1900's.
Then why would you rather be the student on campus?

I know you southerners like your whiskey, but... lil H20 never hurts.
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