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Old 05-20-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I am not at all surprised by this list, nor am I surprised about the region this list mostly refers to.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I am not at all surprised by this list, nor am I surprised about the region this list mostly refers to.
It's funny to see a lot of smaller cities make it and some bigger cities left out.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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It's funny to see a lot of smaller cities make it and some bigger cities left out.
It's embarrassing to even praise your region for new developments and act like it's the best when it doesn't even make the lists for the simplest things.

Come on people, facts are facts. I know some people are going to go like "Yeahhh well, our downtown is attracting more people, meaning there's going to be more pedestrians and stuff soon". Total BS.

Haha anyways that's just my $.02 on this.

With my other city (Chicago) I still find it embarrassing to see so many smaller cities take the lead. Hmmm, but I will give credit where it's due, Cambridge is an example for all these bigger cities to learn from!
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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It's funny to see a lot of smaller cities make it and some bigger cities left out.
Yeah I think things like this is why I realized the term "walkable", as used here, has little to do with walking. Columbia, South Carolina is less dense than Jacksonville, Florida but is in the top 5.

City-Data has a list for smaller towns. College towns often come out high on this, possibly because young people have more energy and less money.

http://www.city-data.com/top2/h39.html
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Yeah I think things like this is why I realized the term "walkable", as used here, has little to do with walking. Columbia, South Carolina is less dense than Jacksonville, Florida but is in the top 5.

City-Data has a list for smaller towns. College towns often come out high on this, possibly because young people have more energy and less money.

http://www.city-data.com/top2/h39.html
Good point, I agree.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Yea, obviously lots of college towns like Cambridge, Ann Arbor, Berkeley, Madison, New Haven, etc., are going to be on the list. A lot of college kids don't have a car, not always by choice, but simply because they either don't have a car or there is just no parking available for students on campus. Also, college kids don't generally have to go very far since campuses are so compact.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:19 AM
 
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Also, on the wikipedia page, it states that military towns also usually get high mark on this, but I think for the most part, it's going to be college towns or cities where a major university/strong college influence is present.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:25 AM
 
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My guess is that Columbia is high on the list as a result of relative poverty + poor public transit. But I hope someone will refute me and discuss how it's a result of good city planning or layout.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:39 AM
 
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From the Columbia forum I see it may be a result of parking policies at USC - no place to park or very expensive. Also there's a military base in town.

Last edited by creeksitter; 05-21-2010 at 03:40 AM.. Reason: grammar
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