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View Poll Results: Sprawl?
I LIKE sprawl 93 28.53%
I HATE sprawl 233 71.47%
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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I like bar-b-que's and picknicks in the front yard, I like jumping on the trampoline in the backyard.
I love driving, cruising and listening to my music while the windows are down an the wind is blowing thru my hair.
I like peace and quiet at night.

I don't like living in a dense area with no yards where everyone's crammed up on me. I like sprawl.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: North FL
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i like high densiity. above 10,000 ppsm
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:01 PM
 
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I like bar-b-que's and picknicks in the front yard, I like jumping on the trampoline in the backyard.
I love driving, cruising and listening to my music while the windows are down an the wind is blowing thru my hair.
I like peace and quiet at night.

I don't like living in a dense area with no yards where everyone's crammed up on me. I like sprawl.
That sounds more like a rural area than sprawl.

Sprawl usually means that your yard is close to someone else's and traffic is too heavy to be "cruising".
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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That sounds more like a rural area than sprawl.

Sprawl usually means that your yard is close to someone else's and traffic is too heavy to be "cruising".
Your definition of what sprawl is, is completely off.
Everything I stated is not only possible, but common in inner city parts of LA.
Not every single road or street in a sprawl environment is clogged with traffic. If anything that only happens during rush hour on main boulevards.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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I like having enough space. I dislike having my space encroached upon by new suburbs, filled with new neighbours who whine about the noise of shooting, who let their dogs run onto our property to harass our livestock, who plant noxious weeds in their gardens, despite contrary advice - which then set seed in our pasture or hay fields, who throw lit cigarettes off the side of the road and light fields on fire.

I suppose you could say I hate sprawl.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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I like having enough space. I dislike having my space encroached upon by new suburbs, filled with new neighbours who whine about the noise of shooting, who let their dogs run onto our property to harass our livestock, who plant noxious weeds in their gardens, despite contrary advice - which then set seed in our pasture or hay fields, who throw lit cigarettes off the side of the road and light fields on fire.

I suppose you could say I hate sprawl.
Sounds to me like sprawl to you doesn't mean sprawl at all, but being around people in general.
Maybe complete isolation is what's needed in your life for you to be truly happy.
BTW people in urban sprawl areas don't have livestock or hay fields. You are describing the country.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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I like bar-b-que's and picknicks in the front yard, I like jumping on the trampoline in the backyard.
I love driving, cruising and listening to my music while the windows are down an the wind is blowing thru my hair.
I like peace and quiet at night.

I don't like living in a dense area with no yards where everyone's crammed up on me. I like sprawl.
I don't have a problem with sprawl per se. The problem I have is that people who don't like sprawl have very few options to live otherwise.

It seems to me, any metro area of say, 500,000 or more should have options for people who want to live a denser, more transit oriented existence as well as low density suburban sprawl options.

However, in most of America, this is simply not the case as sprawl rules in all but a handful of metro areas.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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I like bar-b-que's and picknicks in the front yard, I like jumping on the trampoline in the backyard.
I love driving, cruising and listening to my music while the windows are down an the wind is blowing thru my hair.
I like peace and quiet at night.

I don't like living in a dense area with no yards where everyone's crammed up on me. I like sprawl.
BBQs in the front yard? You might be a redneck.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I like bar-b-que's and picknicks in the front yard, I like jumping on the trampoline in the backyard.
I love driving, cruising and listening to my music while the windows are down an the wind is blowing thru my hair.
I like peace and quiet at night.

I don't like living in a dense area with no yards where everyone's crammed up on me. I like sprawl.
Exactly, me too
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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When I lived in Minneapolis, there were always barbeques in my neighbors backyard. There were barbeques in the courtyard of my brownstone apartment building. And one of my neighbors had a trampoline.

People have picnics all the time. People and other animals have been eating outside since time began. It's not some vast technological breakthrough than only people who live in a subdivision are privy to.
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