U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Miami
 [Register]
Miami Miami-Dade County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
12,126 posts, read 11,267,734 times
Reputation: 4082
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianjb View Post
i would be interested in seeing your list of carless cities.
Carless cities with High Rise condos >
Portland
Jersey City
Bellevue
Toronto
Vancouver,BC
DC Metro ( along a few Transit corridors , its exploding with developments like Miami has done)
Calgary,CN
Hackensack,NJ


Carless cities with Condos in General >
Hoboken
Stamford
Rahway
Philly
DC
Baltimore
Boston
Cambridge
St. Louis
Dallas
New Brunswick,NJ
Providence
Minneapolis (improving transit system)
Denver
Salt Lake City
LA
San Diego
Seattle
Edmonton
Montreal
Wilmington
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Unread 01-03-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
4,713 posts, read 4,048,024 times
Reputation: 1051
Montreal and Toronto aren't American cities though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
12,126 posts, read 11,267,734 times
Reputation: 4082
Quote:
Originally Posted by WINTERFRONT View Post
Montreal and Toronto aren't American cities though.
True , but there are alot of Americans up there.....you can't tell the difference between the countries except in Montreal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Miami
45 posts, read 54,000 times
Reputation: 37
Default It's all relative and I don't mean your cousins!

Quote:
Originally Posted by StilltheSame View Post
The answer depends on where you live and work, but generally yes, for a number of reasons you will need a car in Miami. Areas where you may not Brickell, the Gables, SoBe. If any type of public transportation is other than minimally involved I would not recommend it (not having a car).
I agree with StilltheSame and many of the other posters. But I would like to add something else...it's all relative. Miami has one of the lowest per capita income ratios for a larger US city. Many of our citizens take public transportation because they have no other choice and they don't have the convenience of living and working within walking distance of our one and only metrorail corridor or within just one bus line. So do you NEED a car? No. Would I live here without one? No. But I am fortunate enough to be able to budget for a car where many can not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 07:29 PM
 
1,843 posts, read 2,626,709 times
Reputation: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coconut1 View Post
How so? What do you do with a car that you couldn't do with public transit?

I know for me I:

Go to the supermarket, can do it through Metrorail
Go shopping to the mall/big box, can do it through Metrorail
Go to the beach, can do it easily through Metrobus (Beach Max)
Go out to eat or a have a drink, can easily do through Metrorail or Metromover
Go to the movies, Metrorail
Go to the doctors office, Metrorail

Maybe I just live a dull life, but there really isn't anything I couldn't do with solely using the public transit.
Valid points, but you're probably describing 15% of the county's population.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
4,713 posts, read 4,048,024 times
Reputation: 1051
I think 15% is exaggerating a lil bit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas
4,120 posts, read 3,657,918 times
Reputation: 2872
Quote:
Originally Posted by WINTERFRONT View Post
I think 15% is exaggerating a lil bit.
Yup. I'd say 50K maybe tops. That would be 2%.


But perhaps I would be wrong having looked it up:

List of U.S. cities with high transit ridership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

75% of Manhattanites have no car at all:

Transportation in New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-03-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
98 posts, read 139,593 times
Reputation: 40
It is more like 11%, a little over 200,000 people, if you count Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami and Miami beach, based on 2000 census.

And like almost anything else, "it all Depends" I don't want to own a car and later this year when I move back to the US, I will be looking for walk friendly neighborhoods like those in New Orleans, Miami and Miami Beach. I have never been without a car before, so this may not work, but I am going to give it a try.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-04-2011, 08:08 AM
Status: "Enjoying the cool front for a few days." (set 7 days ago)
 
6,259 posts, read 11,565,253 times
Reputation: 2300
Let's please stay on topic, topic is about Miami. If you would like to discuss other cities please go to the City vs City section on City-Data.
__________________
There's no right answer or wrong answers, there's only popular opinion.
Please take a moment to read the Terms of Service
Florida, Miami, Hurricane Forums
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 01-04-2011, 10:34 PM
 
1,843 posts, read 2,626,709 times
Reputation: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bostonian08 View Post
Yup. I'd say 50K maybe tops. That would be 2%.


But perhaps I would be wrong having looked it up:

List of U.S. cities with high transit ridership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

75% of Manhattanites have no car at all:

Transportation in New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I was referring to people who can live without a car and still go about their daily tasks easily. The ridership figure isn't necessarily applicable as that includes people who commute to work but may not necessarily be able to rely solely on public transport. So maybe you're right with an estimate of 2%....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Miami
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top