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Old 07-26-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I like the idea, but the reasoning is wrong. People do not buy BMW's, Benz's, Audi's, and other over the price of a Fiesta car because they hate cars and dislike driving, Many in the US and in Miami love driving. If the place was so anti-car, there would not be so many higher priced cars running around, it would be some coutnries in Europe where they would buy the basic bones car to go from A to B.
So I guess none of those thousands of people who take the Metrorail to Heat games own BMW's, Benz's, or Audi's, and they all hate driving as well?
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I like the idea, but the reasoning is wrong. People do not buy BMW's, Benz's, Audi's, and other over the price of a Fiesta car because they hate cars and dislike driving, Many in the US and in Miami love driving. If the place was so anti-car, there would not be so many higher priced cars running around, it would be some coutnries in Europe where they would buy the basic bones car to go from A to B.
There will still be parking, and there is plenty of parking near by but citicenter is looking towards the future which will certainly only become more dense and urban. They are trying to set the precedent.

Also people in Europe don't drive as nice as cars because a $35,000 BMW in the states cost $60,000 in europe, taxes and prices there are insane.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: America
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I like the idea, but the reasoning is wrong. People do not buy BMW's, Benz's, Audi's, and other over the price of a Fiesta car because they hate cars and dislike driving, Many in the US and in Miami love driving. If the place was so anti-car, there would not be so many higher priced cars running around, it would be some coutnries in Europe where they would buy the basic bones car to go from A to B.
boxus

To be fair, do they have a choice? Not like we have stellar mass transit that gives us a choice? Also in NYC you have tons of people driving around in nice cars. You also have tons taking mass transit. It doesn't have to be a either/or proposition.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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I like the idea, but the reasoning is wrong. People do not buy BMW's, Benz's, Audi's, and other over the price of a Fiesta car because they hate cars and dislike driving, Many in the US and in Miami love driving. If the place was so anti-car, there would not be so many higher priced cars running around, it would be some coutnries in Europe where they would buy the basic bones car to go from A to B.
After seeing what I wrote, I mis-stated my intent, no wonder I got the replies I did! Not only that, I mis-read the article (that is what I get for doing spreadsheets for six hours straight).

So disregard my previous post.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: America
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After seeing what I wrote, I mis-stated my intent, no wonder I got the replies I did! Not only that, I mis-read the article (that is what I get for doing spreadsheets for six hours straight).

So disregard my previous post.
I know the feeling brother!
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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I've got a feeling they might have given up on the underground parking thing.......all the freezing units they had plugged in the ground to freeze the earth are now gone and the hole they had dug after freezing the ground is now all full of water......
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