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Old 09-05-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Hmmm, Maryland has more sidewalks than I have ever seen!
It sounds like compared to the midwest there are not as many... but, I am from the deeper south and most places I have lived have no sidewalks outside of the city center. And, I do think the lack of sidewalks is a way to save money and not have to pay money to do maintenance.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Maybe it is the southern influence. I lived in NC for a bit and can see that. Many cities and burbs across the midwest are laid out with sidewalks. However, I do notice some of the newer developments don't have them. We had streetlights too!.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I have been looking into Silver Spring, Rockville, Germantown, Bethesda. And it seems very rare to have sidewalks. If there is a sidewalk it is only on one side of the road.
Large portions of all of those areas have sidewalks. Silver Spring refers to a huge area. Which part do you mean? Same thing with Bethesda and Germantown. Most of Rockville has them too. You didn't really look too hard, did you?
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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We are in Derwood (North Rockville) and we have sidewalks.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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We are in Derwood (North Rockville) and we have sidewalks.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Derwood part of the county, not the city? Regardless, that's one place without sidewalks. Most of the city does have them though.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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hmmm... I lived in Frederick,Carroll & Talbot counties and they all had sidewalks as well.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
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Where are you?

Baltimore has plenty of sidewalks. So does downtown Annapolis. Long roads in suburban and rural areas don't typically have sidewalks, but in my experience that's not just Maryland, it's like that in every state I've been to. There are sidewalks in areas where a lot of people like to walk around.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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I have also noticed there are not many sidewalks in Maryland. but then again I am from up north where every single street had them on both sides.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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I have been looking into Silver Spring, Rockville, Germantown, Bethesda. And it seems very rare to have sidewalks. If there is a sidewalk it is only on one side of the road.
No way...I live in Germantown and can't think of a single road without sidewalks, from the residential streets to main roads such as 27 and 355 (Well I guess I-270 doesn't have a sidewalk ). You see people joggin, pushing strollers, walking the dog etc. all the time. Maybe some older MD communities are devoid of sidewalks but not a relatively newly developed suburb such as Germantown (or Gaithersburg). As for Bethesda and Silver Spring, that assertion is even more shocking consdidering that they're mostly urban areas. Maryland is very good with street-scaping and sidewalk/bike path/crosswalk placement (especially in the suburban counties) compared to most other states. Tell me which road you saw in Germantown without a sidewalk.

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Old 09-25-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Northwest Suburbs of Denver
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We have sidewalks in University Park !
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