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Old 04-23-2011, 03:25 AM
 
Location: AK, CA, FL, WA, AUS
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Default San Francisco is the most walkable city in the United States according to CNBC

% commute by walking: 5.7%
% commute by mass transit: 18.2%

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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The Top 10
1 San Francisco, CA
2 Boston, MA
3 New York, NY
4 Seattle, WA
5 Washington, DC
6 Honolulu, HI
7 Philadelphia, PA
8 Chicago, IL
9 Providence, RI
10 Portland, OR
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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1. San Francisco, CA
Population: 1.7 million

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Old 04-23-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Maybe they meant daytime population. That is a little sketchy.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Maybe they meant daytime population. That is a little sketchy.
That would make sense. I've heard that on any given day there are about 1 1/2 million people in the city. I hope that's what they meant.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Only 18% ride public transit to work? Then why are the buses and trains so crowded?
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Only 18% ride public transit to work? Then why are the buses and trains so crowded?
That's 18% of 800,000 which is something like 144,000. That's more people than many cities with larger land areas. Not to mention those who may have come from outside the city and use Muni, and tourist.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Wikipedia says the daily ridership on Muni is 686,000 (2006), BART 320,000 (date unknown).

Some lines are way worse than others, and most are bad at commuter times.

San Francisco Municipal Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bay Area Rapid Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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Did CNBC take into consideration that you have to walk a mile and a half to go a mile? It's the only way to skirt and dodge the panhandlers, dopers and drunks and human waste on the sidewalks.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Did CNBC take into consideration that you have to walk a mile and a half to go a mile? It's the only way to skirt and dodge the panhandlers, dopers and drunks and human waste on the sidewalks.
Follow your bliss, dude.
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