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Old 03-10-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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I have been going to Grand Ave. for shopping and eating for 30 years. I have never had a problem or seen anything happen there.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Lisle, IL
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You guys getting all offended by my mention of access to public transportation neednt get offended. I was simply mentioning that Grand Avenue is very accessable, and knowing a bit about the area from my clients, I do know that the bus lines flowing through are en route to and from some rougher areas. No need to over analyze my post. Just merely stating the facts.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Given the context of the rest of the email, the insinuation seemed clear that the people coming in on the bus were likely the criminals. Grand Avenue is also, of course, accessible by cars.

I agree that there is a bit of an overreaction, but that's because there are so many stereotypes out there about public transportation and its riders. It's a sensitive subject for some of us.
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Cathedral Hill, St Paul
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The 63 is the bus that goes on Grand. It seems that during the weekend there aren't many riders, and during the weekday the riders consist mainly of college students and people commuting to/from work. Not exactly the sort who would want to steal from you. Not that a criminal wouldn't ever take the bus, but it's not as if none of them ever walk or drive.

Grand Avenue is pretty safe in general. It's usually very busy, lots of people going to restaurants, shops, school, etc. There's no way to predict if something bad will happen, since crime can happen absolutely anywhere, but if you just use common sense -- keep valuables out of sight, don't park in an isolated area, etc -- you will likely be fine, just like anywhere else.
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