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Old 06-17-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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The metro region came out ahead of New York City, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago the Top 5 in the report titled "Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Urbanism in America's Largest Metros.
Take a hike: D.C. area No. 1 on a new ranking of walkable real estate projects - Washington Business Journal

Not bad DC.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Here's the whole list.

Ranked: Walkability in the 30 Largest U.S. Metros – Next City
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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This list ranks Portland and Atlanta ahead of Philadelphia... Seriously?
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:53 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Their methodology is odd, I'm not sure what to do think of it. A lot of it just reflects how much retail and office space is concentrated in suburban subcenters.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The study penalizes the Tri-State for having too many walkable neighborhoods concentrated in the city without acknowledging that 44% of the MSA lives in the Boroughs. Only 11% of the DC metro area actually lives in DC.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The City
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nor does it take into account those who live in the walkable areas.

Is having 25 walkable nodes with 300K people within them better than 15 with 800K people living in them as an example


also a place like KOP that has huge retail sq footage and not walkable makes some these percentage look awful
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:36 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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As long as we're criticizing, I like this: future rankings! Most people who are regulars on this board know my feelings about these predictions. Who has a crystal ball?

I was in the DC area two years ago, and unless things have changed drastically since then, it's no walker's paradise. And before someone picks on the word "paradise", I can't think of another one right now!
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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GW School of Business? What would they know about it?

Not a very credible source.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:45 PM
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GW School of Business? What would they know about it?

Not a very credible source.
They didn't do the study, they're just summarizing the results.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:47 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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As long as we're criticizing, I like this: future rankings! Most people who are regulars on this board know my feelings about these predictions. Who has a crystal ball?
I thought the future rankings could be interesting. But I read back and forth through the methodology and couldn't figure out how the figure rankings were made.
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