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Old 11-16-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Glen Allen, VA (US)
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Are there any major shopping streets in the US that are pedestrian-friendly?
An example is Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea.

Does it appeal to you? I'm all for it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The City
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would 3rd Street in Santa Monica be an example

Though I would contend many cities have streets very walkable in shopping districts
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:01 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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plenty.

here's newbury st boston:

boston,ma - Google Maps

Newbury Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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^^ Would agree and though Newbury has a little more, Walnut Street in Philly is highly walkable with a ton of shopping

philadelphia pa - Google Maps
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Are there any major shopping streets in the US that are pedestrian-friendly?
Yes.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:22 PM
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Close to half of Manhattan is pedestrian friendly shopping streets. When I'd lived in Long Island, I'd sometimes take the train into Manhattan to shop. Good selection, easy to get around from shop to shop without having to worry about driving and traffic and a bit more fun.

You're from Virginia, won't Arlington or Alexandria have pedestrian friendly major shopping streets? And I'd be really surprised if DC didn't
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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There is at least one "major" pedestrian shopping district in every metro area with all of the big department stores, chains and other independents all together in a small area. There are also more smaller commercial districts that are pedestrian oriented.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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I don't think you find many pedestrian streets like Myeongdong, the kind which is closed off to vehicle traffic. If that's what you mean. They seem to be pretty rare over here. The American equivalent would be the indoor shopping mall which on the other hand are extremely common. Every city and suburb has at least one.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Well for a smaller 4 or so block area. Washington St in Cape May is a pedestria only street full of shopping


Washington Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/philly_stan/168648166/ - broken link)


Washington Street Mall Cape May | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierraandi/5872414473/ - broken link)


Victorian Mall, Washington Street, Cape May | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sallypics/4869339726/ - broken link)
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:50 PM
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I'm not good at posting images, so I'll post a link to some pix of the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder, CO, also closed off to traffic.

pearl st mall boulder - Google Search
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