Comment 110318

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 19, 2015 at 15:15:54 in reply to Comment 110317

I specifically said that these are the sidewalks that are typical in all the downtowns of US cities I've visited. The street-level experience of pedestrians is strikingly different. We're talking about downtowns, not suburbs (which very often are missing sidewalks)!

As I said, extra wide (compared with Hamilton's typical 1.5m - 2m) sidewalks are standard in the downtown cores of US cities, especially in the west, just as I said in my original post. And I stand by that and have included many examples.

If you can find several examples of 1.2m sidewalks on the Main St (or other central arteries) of a western US city in its downtown core, please post it! I've never seen it.

Otherwise please accept the evidence that sidewalks are generally much wider in the downtown cores of US cities, especially in the west. Just claiming you know "thousands" of examples (but won't actually show any to the readers) isn't going to convince anyone.

Los Angeles: 3.7m (next to a parking lot)!

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Los+Angeles,+CA,+USA/@34.0504779,-118.2522061,54m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2c75ddc27da13:0xe22fdf6f254608f4

Seattle: 5m

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Seattle,+WA,+USA/@47.6118537,-122.340361,88m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x5490102c93e83355:0x102565466944d59a

Denver: 7m

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Denver,+CO,+USA/@39.7541448,-104.9940713,101m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x876b80aa231f17cf:0x118ef4f8278a36d6

Phoenix: 4m, again, next to a parking lot

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Phoenix,+AZ,+USA/@33.4511306,-112.1051048,55m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x872b12ed50a179cb:0x8c69c7f8354a1bac

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2015-03-19 15:46:25

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