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Old 04-19-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Painted bike lanes? I don't remember that in November at all. Are these just in?
Yeah, I think they painted these in January or so. Makes it really easy and attractive to ride downtown! Tons of fun.

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Also, are you shooting on a GoPro?
Those pics aren't mine, sadly! I do have some pics and vids I took using a 16.1mp Nikon Coolpix that I affixed to the bumper of my car and got some good canyon runs with, as well as one pretty hard bomb from DTLA to Santa Monica near sunset (can't really repost for discretionary reasons, you know), but the videos took up waaaaaay too much memory and I couldn't affix it to my bike. I picked up a 5mp GoPro a few weeks back but haven't actually tried it out yet I'll post up some pics when I do!
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Who cares?

How could you possibly post a quote that LA "lacks the vital core we associate with older urban centers" 12,648 times, and fail to appreciate the qualification of the word older?
So basically a core that's less urban than Philadelphia, Chicago, NYC, DC...the older cities. Nope, I got it the first time around. In other words, the city is not on the level of cities like DC and Boston as so many boosters on here it profess it to be.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Maybe he got more familiar with the city and has a more fully informed opinion? Maybe a shop with milk opened up next to him recently or he discovered one that was there all along? Maybe he's just screwing with you?
Doubt it. He didn't live there for a year and then see the light all of a sudden after the 15-month mark. Once you've been living in a place for a whole year, and going through your routine, you know good and well whether the city lends itself to a car-free lifestyle or not.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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So basically a core that's less urban than Philadelphia, Chicago, NYC, DC...the older cities. Nope, I got it the first time around. In other words, the city is not on the level of cities like DC and Boston as so many boosters on here it profess it to be.
No, again: you're twisting words and explanations to bend them to suit your myopic and steadfast misunderstanding of LA.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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No, again: you're twisting words and explanations to bend them to suit your myopic and steadfast misunderstanding of LA.
The man said that Los Angeles does not have "the vital core we associate with older urban centers." He also said that Los Angeles "can never create urban density with the parking lots we've built." There's no twisting and contorting going on there. That's what he said.

Go find me an urban planner who says Chicago, Boston or DC can "never create urban density." The implication being that those cities currently do not have urban density.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Doubt it. He didn't live there for a year and then see the light all of a sudden after the 15-month mark. Once you've been living in a place for a whole year, and going through your routine, you know good and well whether the city lends itself to a car-free lifestyle or not.
I was living there for 8 months when I said that. NOW I have been here for 16 months.

PlaBoy Liquor has been here the whole time. As has the Yucca Market and 24 hour CVS.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:20 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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What's funny about this forum is that anyone can make an account and pretend to be somewhere they're not until they get caught.

Hilarious when they get caught. LOL still laughing about the buses being respectable means of transportation......
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: LBC
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The man said that Los Angeles does not have "the vital core we associate with older urban centers." He also said that Los Angeles "can never create urban density with the parking lots we've built." There's no twisting and contorting going on there. That's what he said.

Go find me an urban planner who says Chicago, Boston or DC can "never create urban density." The implication being that those cities currently do not have urban density.
...and parking lots are permanent features of the landscape.

Its like you've subordinated your entire identity to an interview given by this guy. You really need some sleep.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: LBC
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What's funny about this forum is that anyone can make an account and pretend to be somewhere they're not until they get caught.

Hilarious when they get caught. LOL still laughing about the buses being respectable means of transportation......
You're too good to ride a bus?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I was living there for 8 months when I said that. NOW I have been here for 16 months.
That doesn't add up. That post was from November 2011. So if you had been there for 8 months in November, that would put you at 13, max 14 months currently.

But if you want to change your story, or "correct" yourself (again), that's cool. 8 months is still a long time to know whether you can live a car-free lifestyle ot now.

I'm still vexed, however. What on earth would ever make you think that a car-free lifestyle was so hard to achieve in LA when about 1.6 million people could easily pull it off if they so wanted? That would be like me being unable to find 1.6 million West Indians in the LA area (all concentrated in a few parts of town).
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