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Old 10-06-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I totally disagree. Have you spent much time living in or visiting LA and getting around by public transportation?
Sorry but I spend alot of time in the southland and i couldn't begin to list all the things I have seen that I would have missed without a car. I have never used public transit in L.A. but I do see bus's on the street in certain areas where I go (but not everywhere)
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Sorry but I spend alot of time in the southland and i couldn't begin to list all the things I have seen that I would have missed without a car. I have never used public transit in L.A. but I do see bus's on the street in certain areas where I go (but not everywhere)
If you have never used public transit in LA then I think it's difficult, or possibly impossible, to give an accurate description of how easy or difficult it is to use.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If you have never used public transit in LA then I think it's difficult, or possibly impossible, to give an accurate description of how easy or difficult it is to use.
I am regularly surprised by the amount of people that LIVE in LA and that know so little about the public transit there let alone actually trying it out. I've met people from Orange County that didn't even know LA had a subway.

A friend of a friend was visiting last weekend from LA and we were taking the Trolley and he stated that "LA has nothing like this". I told him yes it does, it actually has a pretty decent sized rail system then he started arguing with me how no one uses though, which of course is false.

Hopefully the addition of new rail lines will start changing the attitudes and perception people in LA have about their city's public transit.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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South Beach in Miami Beach is VERY walkable and very oriented to tourists.
To take advantage though, you really need to stay south of 20th Street.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I found it difficult to get around Atlanta without a car.

NY is #1 for being walkable.
I agree NYC is the number 1
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Boston is a wonderful place to be without a car. Much of New York is, as well. Parts of San Francisco are very pedestrian-friendly, as are parts of Washington and Chicago.
I actually think that it's BEST to be in Boston without a car. It's easier to get around and it's one of the American large cities that resemble good old Europe (I love Europe, btw).
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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1. DC
2. Boston
3. Chicago
4. New York
5. Seattle
6. San Francisco
7. Portland
8. Philly
9. Minneapolis
10. Charleston, SC
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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American cities with good rail transit systems where you can get around easily without a car: Washington D.C., NYC, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Portland, Philadelphia...
LA? it might have a decent rail system but most of the city you still need a car for.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Atlanta's MARTA is pretty nice too, but still too sprawly.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I don't get it though, as compact and dense as Miami is you think it would get recognition for being walkable. If you want to talk about metro areas Miami Beach is one of the most walkable areas in the nation.
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