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Re: [carfree_cities] Re: what pedestrian cities in the US

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  • Valentin
    I went to school in Salem and I felt the same way. and then I moved to Boston and didn t have a car then. it just wasn t practical. everything I needed was
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 20, 2003
      I went to school in Salem and I felt the same way. and then I moved to
      Boston and didn't have a car then. it just wasn't practical. everything I
      needed was close by and accessible. and it was just easier to go with what
      was functional.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Hazen" <vidhazen@...>
      To: <carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 3:07 PM
      Subject: [carfree_cities] Re: what pedestrian cities in the US


      > I live in the metro Boston area with easy access to the MBTA and I
      > am a short walk to various stores. I never felt the need to own a
      > car in my 15 years in metro Boston.
      >
      >
      > --- In carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com, "sanita196" <tac@m...> wrote:
      > > What U.S. cities are considered car-free cities (pedestrian
      > cities)?
      > >
      > > I moved from Japan to a mid-sized city in Oregon, and I find it
      > hard to
      > > get around without a car. In the city I previously lived in, I
      > could find anything
      > > I needed within 10 minues' walk from the train station-- a
      > department store was
      > > just 2 minutes' walk away from the station, a barber shop 3
      > minutes, McDonald's
      > > was right inside the train station, electronic appliances store 7
      > minues, post office 1
      > > minute, a cleaner 30 seconds, and so on... and my apartment was
      > near the train
      > > station. Now I have to walk 40+ minutes to get to the department
      > store.
      > >
      > > Although this is obviously an extreme case, I'd like to find a
      > place where it's more
      > > convenient for pedestrians. Any suggestions?
      >
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