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Old 02-28-2014, 06:21 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Then a driver is just gonna have to wait for a pause in the game, I am sure the locals are aware of this when driving around and plan their routes of driving accordingly.
LOL, sure, when there's only one way out of the neighborhood, or all the outlets are jammed with kids playing, they can just wait around for a few hours until the game is over.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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LOL, sure, when there's only one way out of the neighborhood, or all the outlets are jammed with kids playing, they can just wait around for a few hours until the game is over.
Well it looked like it was for the side streets that you park on, and not so much the main roads that you get around on, so the biggest issue you would have to deal with is the kids on the street in the neighborhood, not much different than what you deal with now.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Looks like Complete Streets are trending. There is a new senate bill authored by reps from Alaska and Hawaii. States not exactly known for dense urbanism.

People-friendly streets: They’re not just for big cities anymore | Grist
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If you live on a side street, you need to "get around" on it.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Most side streets have two ways in/out... Anyways, I'm not convinced this would be a common issue. If you really think it would be common, I'm sure you could make the rules that pedestrians who are travelling along/across the street have right of way, while people who are just staying put and not going anywhere should get out of the way.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:18 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Might be helpful if someone who lives where those are common could chime in.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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Most side streets have two ways in/out... Anyways, I'm not convinced this would be a common issue. If you really think it would be common, I'm sure you could make the rules that pedestrians who are travelling along/across the street have right of way, while people who are just staying put and not going anywhere should get out of the way.
Most side streets have parking for cars and a sidewalk. I can see requiring a sidewalk, but no people really should not be in the same road as 600-2000 pound cars. Too dangerous.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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Based on your description, it sounds like your neighborhood was poorly designed.
It is pretty common to have only one way to access your street. esp. in the burbs. Where I live most side street are one way. So the only ways to access your place are side streets going one way and Alley and although you can park in a garage, you can't park in the alley. You could use the some of the cross street but then again find parking and would you want to walk an half block with groceries or other items?

I personally can't figure why on earth would anyone be willing to be out in the street with a 600 pound car. Even at 5MPH it is going to hurt. At night and in poor weather conditions a driver might not see you and small children might not be visible in time to prevent an accident. I can see if the street was built too narrow to have a sidewalk and the choice is between tear down houses or do not have cars but ah this is not a good idea.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:21 PM
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It is pretty common to have only one way to access your street. esp. in the burbs. Where I live most side street are one way. So the only ways to access your place are side streets going one way and Alley and although you can park in a garage, you can't park in the alley. You could use the some of the cross street but then again find parking and would you want to walk an half block with groceries or other items?
As to the last question, often don't mind.

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I personally can't figure why on earth would anyone be willing to be out in the street with a 600 pound car. Even at 5MPH it is going to hurt. At night and in poor weather conditions a driver might not see you and small children might not be visible in time to prevent an accident. I can see if the street was built too narrow to have a sidewalk and the choice is between tear down houses or do not have cars but ah this is not a good idea.
Cars going that slow can see what's in front. It's not risk-free, but neither is current street construction. Places that have shared streets don't seem to have a higher accidents, all the links I've found suggest they have a lower accident rate.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It is pretty common to have only one way to access your street. esp. in the burbs. Where I live most side street are one way. So the only ways to access your place are side streets going one way and Alley and although you can park in a garage, you can't park in the alley. You could use the some of the cross street but then again find parking and would you want to walk an half block with groceries or other items?

I personally can't figure why on earth would anyone be willing to be out in the street with a 600 pound car. Even at 5MPH it is going to hurt. At night and in poor weather conditions a driver might not see you and small children might not be visible in time to prevent an accident. I can see if the street was built too narrow to have a sidewalk and the choice is between tear down houses or do not have cars but ah this is not a good idea.
I grew up in the suburbs and we played in the streets, cars aren't mindless monsters that run over everything in their paths. Children shouldn't be playing in the streets at night or bad weather, I know we had to be home before the street lights came on.

Personally I think most suburban neighborhoods are poorly designed because they have only one or two ways in and out of them, and usually rely on those same limited ways in and out even if you are on foot, which discouraged walkable communities.
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