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Old 09-30-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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It's very easy to live in Midtown or Downtown Atlanta without a car...or Buckhead, Lindbergh, West End, Decatur, Inman Park, etc.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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It's very easy to live in Midtown or Downtown Atlanta without a car...or Buckhead, Lindbergh, West End, Decatur, Inman Park, etc.
Atlanta has to much sprawl to be considered a city that you could live completely without a car.


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Old 09-30-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Atlanta has to much sprawl to be considered a city that you could live completely without a car.
You always have a comment about places you know nothing about...IN THE AREAS I MENTIONED - Midtown, Downtown, Buckhead, Lindbergh, West End, etc - it's very easy to live without a car because those areas are built up around multiple transit stations. Sprawl is in the suburbs, just like in any other city.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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I live 15 minute from downtown Buffalo, NY. If I needed to... I could live by bike (buffalo is a very bike friendly city) but a 15 minute car ride could equal a 45 min bike ride... idk if i'm ready for that.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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It's very easy to live in Midtown or Downtown Atlanta without a car...or Buckhead, Lindbergh, West End, Decatur, Inman Park, etc.
While this is possible (I used my car max once a week when living in Midtown ATL), going carless there would I'm sure at times be frustrating when you wanted to somewhere like Ponce or "West Midtown," or even south Buckhead.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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While this is possible (I used my car max once a week when living in Midtown ATL), going carless there would I'm sure at times be frustrating when you wanted to somewhere like Ponce or "West Midtown," or even south Buckhead.
It's like that even in the most transit-oriented cities...there are plenty of areas in NYC that are not as accessible by subway where you have to walk longer distances to get where you want to go.

I know lots of folks that live in the areas I mentioned who don't own a car. It's not uncommon in this city.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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It's very easy to live in Midtown or Downtown Atlanta without a car...or Buckhead, Lindbergh, West End, Decatur, Inman Park, etc.
Was that a joke? Please, tell me because I am laughing. MARTA is awful!
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Was that a joke? Please, tell me because I am laughing. MARTA is awful!
Nobody is paying any attention...so you can stop with your negative posts. It's really really not an attractive thing to do.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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Portland is apparently do-able without a car, particularly depending on where you live...as you get closer in to downtown it gets easier, so I've heard. I've never tried going car-less, though.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Portland is apparently do-able without a car, particularly depending on where you live...as you get closer in to downtown it gets easier, so I've heard. I've never tried going car-less, though.
My point exactly...in any city, it depends on where you live. As for cities with rail transit, living in an area built around multiple stations is livable without a car.
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