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Sep 11, 2011 9:54AM
Four of these are on the "Top 25 Most Dangerous Cities" list for their population groups: DC, Philly, Miami, and Oakland. Only San Francisco is on the "Top 25 Safest Cities" list per crime stats last year. They may be laid for walking, or have picturesque settings, but it's risky - especially after dark.
Sep 4, 2011 6:11PM
The people who are griping about gangs, rapes, and muggings, probably don't live in a big city, so they're just projecting all their worst fears and stereotpyes about big cities. Lived in BIG cities all my life (Chicago, Paris, and Athens), and frequently visit NYC (and walk ALL OVER that city), and have also visited Buenos Aires, London, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Munich, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and other large cities, and not once have I been mugged or violently attacked. Of course, these things DO happen, but the vast majority occur in certain areas of cities, and cities all over the world have been gradually improving since reaching a low point in the 80s and early 90s. When you bring jobs, businesses, and the middle class back into the cities, and you care for and maintain cities, things get better. Unfortunately, people in rural and suburban areas love to bash cities, without realizing that a large part of cities' problems stems from unfair state and federal policies that rob cities of their taxes/people/businesses and then the cities get blamed for it.
Aug 29, 2011 11:43PM
I would not go walking more than a few blocks day or night in Seattle. Too many gangs and fights. Another bad thing is it isn't for walking for the elderly unless you can get to one of the parks. Too many hills. If you are going to move there be sure you have an automatic transmission or learn how to work the clutch, brake, and gas petal at the same time.
Aug 27, 2011 8:39AM
I love this articleeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL TIME BEST.
Aug 27, 2011 8:16AM
Cities to walk in! Hell what ever happened to a walk down the beach, a nature trail, have we forgotten how to stop and smell the flowers. There are no flowers in the city, and if there are then they smell like the rest of the crap!!!!! Get out of the city and take a real walk!
Aug 27, 2011 6:56AM
Boston...how can Long Island be included? Youcan not "Walk" to Long Island. You have to either swim or drive through Quincy (if you are allowed). Why not include Moon Island?
Aug 27, 2011 6:39AM
Houston Texas bus fare has made Houston a walking city.No passes of any kind.
Aug 27, 2011 5:23AM
Oakland? Civic Center and Downtown smell like toilets and if you enjoy being assaulted by drug crazed schizophrenics or shot in a drive-by, walking in any of Oakland's flatlands will be the highlight of the end of your life. East, West, Fruitvale, and about any neighborhood within the city will have a group of pleasant individuals waiting for you with their Welcome Wagon. Enjoy!
Aug 27, 2011 5:12AM
Sour grapes everyone! Just because it is a city doesn't mean you are going to be mugged! LOL......Also walkable means you have access to ALL needs without NEEDING a car. Iowa City compared to the chosen?? I mean really. That is an absurd comparison.
Aug 27, 2011 4:15AM
That's BS they walkable if you live and work in the same neighborhood or if you consider walking getting a cab or jumping on a bus then walking I guess they would be walkable I would consider Iowa City, Iowa as walkable but I will stick to driving and walk on the golf course
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