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Old 01-15-2015, 11:41 AM
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I drove downtown a lot when I lived there... you just avoid rush hours.... and usually did the underground garage... or I took the "el" from the northwest side. You can drive through neighborhoods too to get there. I'd take the Kennedy expressway to Addison Exit to Lake Shore Drive for a pleasant off rush hour drive too.
But could you park right next to your destination? Or did you have to walk a couple blocks most of the time?
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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^^^^^^ It wasn't allowing me to quote. It went to another quote? But what I did was do a garage by the Willis(Sears) Tower or the garage under Grant Park. I enjoyed just walking the lakefront or walk downtown. I had no problem taking the "el" too. They have some park and ride from the Northwest side too. If I was doing the beach I would do a north shore beach not on a weekend. Park in the neighborhood. Didn't care if I had to walk. There are still parking lot parking, on the edge of downtown in areas new buildings did not get built yet. It still is not Manhattan with very little parking. I am sure it is not getting easier in the years since I was there.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:00 PM
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What I mean is that with or without a pedestrian mall, drivers still walk a bit after parking.
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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No.

Most downtowns are too large to get around by walking. Maybe someplace extremely small like Bend, OR, where the downtown is only three blocks by three blocks it wouldn't be completely unfeasible. It wouldn't really provide any benefit though either.
Lol, even 2x2 miles would be considered too much to walk? Hopefully people aren't that lazy.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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Lol, even 2x2 miles would be considered too much to walk? Hopefully people aren't that lazy.
Try calling a vet who got their leg blown off by an IED in Afghanistan lazy. Go for it!
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Try calling a vet who got their leg blown off by an IED in Afghanistan lazy. Go for it!
That isn't the same thing.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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A one legged Afghanistan vet doesn't fit into ohhwanderlust's implied fat lazy American stereotype. Associating laziness to how far someone can physically walk isn't very kind to certain segments of the population.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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A one legged Afghanistan vet doesn't fit into ohhwanderlust's implied fat lazy American stereotype. Associating laziness to how far someone can physically walk isn't very kind to certain segments of the population.
What you did is what we call "cherry picking." I doubt a one legged Afghanistan vet is an American stereotype. Most fat and lazy Americans still have both of their legs.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:48 PM
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That isn't the same thing.
No, but you know, some of these "urbanists" don't stop to think about people with disabilities, or even people carting along small children or the able bodied but perhaps slower and less energetic elderly. It's mostly about young, physically fit people, particularly young men who don't have to worry so much about their physical safety as women, either.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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No, but you know, some of these "urbanists" don't stop to think about people with disabilities, or even people carting along small children or the able bodied but perhaps slower and less energetic elderly. It's mostly about young, physically fit people, particularly young men who don't have to worry so much about their physical safety as women, either.
So what about suburban malls? Do people with disabilities or people with children not go to these places due to not being able to park in front of each store?
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