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Old 02-26-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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Not so old news. Delete if duplicate thread exists.

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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The methodology for that determination seems weak. If it is talking about cities it would make sense, but the article said Metropolitan areas. Many, if not most, of DC suburbs do not even have sidewalks at all. I grew up in Suburbs of Detroit and the majority have sidewalks everywhere.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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The methodology for that determination seems weak. If it is talking about cities it would make sense, but the article said Metropolitan areas. Many, if not most, of DC suburbs do not even have sidewalks at all. I grew up in Suburbs of Detroit and the majority have sidewalks everywhere.


The difference being, of course, is that nobody in their right mind wants to walk in Detroit (suburban areas or not), whereas the DC metro area--like NYC--has plenty of areas that are actually cool to take a stroll through.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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As previous poster said, the methodology was ridiculous.

That said, DC's inner suburbs are far more walkable and pleasant than any other city except maybe Boston, because of the metro. Few places in this country like Arlington, Bethesda, or Brookline, Mass. NY's outer boroughs aren't great, and the close-in LI, NJ, and Westchester suburbs are nothing special.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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The difference being, of course, is that nobody in their right mind wants to walk in Detroit (suburban areas or not), whereas the DC metro area--like NYC--has plenty of areas that are actually cool to take a stroll through.
I'll just assume you've never been to the Detroit suburbs and don't know what you're talking about.
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