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Old 12-09-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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In the city of Atlanta there are many walkable areas...Atlantic Station, Midtown, Cabbagetown, Virginia-Highland, Downtown, Fairlie-Poplar, Inman Park, Kirkwood, Little Five Points, Morningside-Lenox Park, Georgia Tech-West Midtown, etc....really too many to list. The Brookings Institute ranked the most walkable cities in the U.S. by counting the number of walkable areas...


Most Walkable Cities Ranking:
  1. Washington
  2. Boston
  3. San Francisco
  4. Denver
  5. Portland, Ore.
  6. Seattle
  7. Chicago
  8. Miami
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. New York
  11. San Diego
  12. Los Angeles
  13. Philadelphia
  14. Atlanta
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They put Denver and Miami before New York and Philly. This list has lost all credibility.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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They put Denver and Miami before New York and Philly. This list has lost all credibility.
Yes, I'm sure it's one big lie.

NYC is a big place...much of which is walkable, but there are many places in the city that aren't considered walkable.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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Yes, I'm sure it's one big lie.

NYC is a big place...much of which is walkable, but there are many places in the city that aren't considered walkable.
You can't tell me Denver and Miami are more walkable than NYC. NYC has the best public transit system in the world. Miami and Denver's systems are nothing compared to it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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Lots of the residental areas in the suburbs in atlanta do not include sidewalks and the house are kind of spread apart. In DAL and HOU the houses are much closer and are following the same design as LA's suburbs. Even their subdivisions have sidewalks.
Yes, that's what I said earlier...lots of Atlanta subdivisions don't have sidewalks...

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There are lots of subdivisions in the suburbs that don't have sidewalks...what they do have is very quiet streets with very little traffic, and people walk their dogs, run, and generally use the street as a sidewalk whenever they want or need to walk anywhere.

There are Houston suburban neighborhoods that don't have sidewalks...

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There are Atlanta suburban neighborhoods that do have sidewalks...

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Old 12-09-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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You can't tell me Denver and Miami are more walkable than NYC. NYC has the best public transit system in the world. Miami and Denver's systems are nothing compared to it.
I have no idea...I haven't done the research. I know that the areas of NYC I've visited have been nice a walkable, but I know there are many areas that aren't. Check out the link and see what it tells you.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I have no idea...I haven't done the research. I know that the areas of NYC I've visited have been nice a walkable, but I know there are many areas that aren't. Check out the link and see what it tells you.
I said the majority of Houston suburbs have sidewalks.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: ITP
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The city of Atlanta is becoming more and more walkable as infill development continues. My neighborhood for example is very walkable and I can easily walk for miles from my home with sidewalks and pleasant streetscapes the whole way. However, there's no doubt that LA is more walkable as it's becoming more dense at an exponential rate. Buckhead here in Atlanta kind of reminds me of the way that LA is becoming more walkable. The Buckhead district has been historically very auto-oriented but it's now shaping up to be very walkable--at least in its commercial center. The Terminus development is a great example of the new pattern of development that has become typical in Buckhead.
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