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Old 01-06-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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I was going to say the same thing about where I live. I can show you parts of Portland that have no sidewalks at all. Good luck if you want to take a stroll in some parts of the city.
But in Portland they at least know that lack of sidewalks is a problem, not a norm.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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But in Portland they at least know that lack of sidewalks is a problem, not a norm.
It's the norm for the people who have lived with the problem for decades and decades. Heck since the city was a city. But the mayor has promised to look into it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Aside from whether this is a bad sidewalk design, I question whether anyone actually would want to walk in Las Vegas. The relatively extreme temperatures in the winter and summer make walking a very unattractive proposition.

[las Vegas is in a hostile environment]
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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Aside from whether this is a bad sidewalk design, I question whether anyone actually would want to walk in Las Vegas. The relatively extreme temperatures in the winter and summer make walking a very unattractive proposition.

[las Vegas is in a hostile environment]
Maybe people wouldn't want to walk there, but the option should be available. And the weather in most cities isn't as extreme as in Las Vegas.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Maybe people wouldn't want to walk there, but the option should be available. And the weather in most cities isn't as extreme as in Las Vegas.
My comment was exclusive to Las Vegas.

[with that said, the option should always be there no matter the city]
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Another thing I noticed: no bike lane.

[that's no good either]
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:19 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Aside from whether this is a bad sidewalk design, I question whether anyone actually would want to walk in Las Vegas. The relatively extreme temperatures in the winter and summer make walking a very unattractive proposition.

[las Vegas is in a hostile environment]
Las Vegas looks quite mild in the winter. Summer is unpleasant, but 2/3 of the rest of the year looks fine.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Las Vegas looks quite mild in the winter. Summer is unpleasant, but 2/3 of the rest of the year looks fine.
In the desert it can get very cold. Granted, it is does not snow (normally) and relatively speaking it is pleasant compared to other areas of the nation where the winters are harsh. But if I had a choice between walking in the cold or driving a car with the heater on, I'm taking the car.

[i accept that everyone's threshold for comfort varies so this is just my opinion]
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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I know this thread is about sidewalks poorly designed from the beginning. but there are also sidewalks that were designed perfectly well, and then the City allows them to be screwed up, completely.

In the image below, is a sidewalk in a commercial area that was originally free of obstructions. However, the city allowed this GINORMOUS utility enclosure to be built in the middle of the sidewalk creating a huge bottleneck for pedestrians. I guess all of this talk about "walkability" is just so much hot air. When push comes to shove, the utilities can push the pedestrians (and public) aside and lay claim to the majority of the public right-of-way.

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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In the desert it can get very cold. Granted, it is does not snow (normally) and relatively speaking it is pleasant compared to other areas of the nation where the winters are harsh. But if I had a choice between walking in the cold or driving a car with the heater on, I'm taking the car.

[i accept that everyone's threshold for comfort varies so this is just my opinion]
You would find a low of 35F and high of 57F for the coldest part of Las Vegas' winter bothersome? Even with a decent coat and hat?

I dunno... This morning in my part of Ontario it was as cold as Las Vegas' record low (8F), and I didn't mind walking to university at all. I was actually getting hot in my winter coat since I was walking pretty fast. Plus, a car takes a couple minutes to heat up, unless you warm it up before you get in, you'll be cold for a bit. At least if you walk you're moving.
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