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Old 02-28-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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Besides the obvious like NYC and Boston are there any cities where you can easily get around without a car? I heard Austin and Seattle have good train systems, is this true? Can you get around Orlando without a car?
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Austin has a whopping one rail line. Better than nothing (but not by much).

Downtown Denver is centralized and doable without a car if you stay in the urban areas. All 4 major pro sports teams play in venues that are within reasonable walking distance of each other, there's plenty of shopping/dining, and (at least for a few more years) a downtown amusement park. The light rail is a hub and spoke system that primarily serves the burbs, but RTD has a great bus network. It's no NYC, Boston, Chicago, etc, but it's decent for a post-WWII city.

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Old 02-28-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Vancouver BC
Singapore
Bangkok
Hong Kong
Amsterdam,
Madrid
Paris
Copenhagen
London
Tokyo
Osaka
Guangzhou

if stuck in USA...
Chicago, DC, Boston, Miami, NYC (if you are into BIG)

Central SF if you are into quaint.

For the rest of us(a) grunts... Pitt, MSP, NWK, philly, Oak, SEA
Portland, OR is pretty simple and fairly compact decent 'surface street' light rail (which those of us who have lived in international cities with REAL transit despise)
This stuff happens every week..

Surface Light rail running over people, fire truck, police cars, cement mixers, bicycles, wheel chairs... https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/20...vered-her-leg/ Jury Awards Woman $15 Million After MAX Train Severed Her Leg
ALL suffer (traffic, businesses, commuters, tax payers, EMS...)
There are so many simple ways to effectively avoid this, and have a GREAT transit system!
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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Washington DC.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Chicago has many very walkable neighborhoods including:
The 10 Best Walkable Chicago Neighborhoods
  1. Fulton Market.
  2. West Loop. ...
  3. River North. ...
  4. New East Side. ...
  5. Gold Coast. ...
  6. Streeterville. ...
  7. Downtown Chicago. ...
  8. Boystown.
  9. Andersonville
  10. Wicker Park and Bucktown
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Chicago, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Baltimore,
Seattle, Oakland, Minneapolis, Miami...
Check this annual ranking of walkable and transit friendly US cities:
https://www.walkscore.com/cities-and-neighborhoods/
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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Yeah I have heard Miami is managable. I am seeing a lot of Chicago. I'd be worried about crime in both of these cities though. I'll have to look more into them though, thanks. Yes I know a lot of cities outside of the USA have very good transportation in their cities.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Yeah I have heard Miami is managable. I am seeing a lot of Chicago. I'd be worried about crime in both of these cities though. I'll have to look more into them though, thanks. Yes I know a lot of cities outside of the USA have very good transportation in their cities.
Crime in Chicago is limited to a very few neighborhoods - certainly none of those I listed in my prior post.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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It's not bad in the SF Bay Area.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Orlando is interesting.

It's very hard to get around in Orlando without a car, maybe possible but hard.

However, if you stay in a hotel on i-drive and you are going to spend most of the time in theme parks, you won't need a car.
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