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Old 05-12-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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There's a lack of sidewalks in Montrose? That's news to me.

It was more on the way from Midtown to Montrose. Overall there is a lack of pedestrian crossing zones.

 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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Good. Go out and walk, and start a trend.
The question is why in a city of over 2 milion people, nobody else has?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Wait you walk downtown Miami and you're afraid of Midtown???
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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The question is why in a city of over 2 milion people, nobody else has?

Very few people live where they work. Midtown and living there is realtively new in the Houston scene. Most people want a patch of grass and good schools for the kids and the closest they can afford is 25 miles away. How can you walk to work and to the gym when you live in exburbia?? You may hit a restaurant or a gym on your way out of town..SO..why would they work on sidewalks when the town rolls up the carpet at 6pm?

Houston is working on making a liveable downtown, but that really have only been in the past 5ish years. Give it time (like 20 years) and it will change. The more congested we become, the more walk dependant we will become and the more people will be willing to live in the big bad city.

As to the Houston Bums. I'm sure most are on drugs, but unlike San Fran they aren't covering every square inch of the city.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Wait you walk downtown Miami and you're afraid of Midtown???
I just got the impression that more people walk around in Miami than in Houston, although only South Beach and few other areas are really like San Francisco or NYC in terms of people walking.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Very few people live where they work. Midtown and living there is realtively new in the Houston scene. Most people want a patch of grass and good schools for the kids and the closest they can afford is 25 miles away. How can you walk to work and to the gym when you live in exburbia?? You may hit a restaurant or a gym on your way out of town..SO..why would they work on sidewalks when the town rolls up the carpet at 6pm?
But what about young people? Why would they want to live in the suburbs? I used to daily commute to San Jose/Silicon Valley from San Francisco (50 miles each way) in order to live in the city and not in suburbian San Jose.

Most restaurants in midtown are open until 10 pm during the weekdays.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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It was more on the way from Midtown to Montrose. Overall there is a lack of pedestrian crossing zones.
Going down Westheimer/Elgin where Spur 527 dumps off at Bagby? Yeah, that part's a little dicey at times.

Most of your streets around there have crosswalks though.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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Very few people live where they work. Midtown and living there is realtively new in the Houston scene. Most people want a patch of grass and good schools for the kids and the closest they can afford is 25 miles away. How can you walk to work and to the gym when you live in exburbia?? You may hit a restaurant or a gym on your way out of town..SO..why would they work on sidewalks when the town rolls up the carpet at 6pm?

Houston is working on making a liveable downtown, but that really have only been in the past 5ish years. Give it time (like 20 years) and it will change. The more congested we become, the more walk dependant we will become and the more people will be willing to live in the big bad city.

As to the Houston Bums. I'm sure most are on drugs, but unlike San Fran they aren't covering every square inch of the city.
Not true at all. It's only the Union Square area and Tender Loin. Try Pacific Heigths or the Marina. No bums there.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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But what about young people? Why would they want to live in the suburbs? I used to daily commute to San Jose/Silicon Valley from San Francisco (50 miles each way) in order to live in the city and not in suburbian San Jose.

Most restaurants in midtown are open until 10 pm during the weekdays.

Most married, young ones live in the burbs because they can afford a house that looks like mansion there ...I guess. But, like I said before with commute times increasing people will come back in. It's actually already started. Trading in the McMansion with the hour commute for the Bungalow for the 10 minute commute is a growing trend. We simply don't have the DENSITY PROBLEM San Fran has.....yet

The restaurants may be open til 10...but is anyone there?

The South is a whole different Animal. As for Miami (other than South Beach) people do drive everywhere there too.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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I'm just lmfao@the people walking around the corner to the freaking gym. You paid all that money to live close in where anyone with a brain can walk safely (like, look for cars and don't ASSUME they're going to stop for you) and you're still burning gas to go around the corner.
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