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Old April 15th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #361
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How can one live in Dallas without a car ? Is that possible ? It's confortable ? It's on par with San Francisco, Seattle, or other progressist cities ?
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Old April 15th, 2015, 11:21 PM   #363
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F**** no very few people would want to live in Dallas without a car by choice. Don't get me wrong Dallas has come a long way but it would suck. It would be inconvenient there are definitely people who live that way but that's because they have to.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 04:32 AM   #364
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How can one live in Dallas without a car ? Is that possible ? It's confortable ? It's on par with San Francisco, Seattle, or other progressist cities ?
While Dallas has made some great strides in improving it's mass transit network, you would still need a car to get around and take advantage of everything the city has to offer like most US cities since the public transit network only covers so much area (plus the Dallas-Ft. Worth area itself is very spread out and some suburbs don't even have any transit access). The only cities in the US where it would actually be feasible to live without a car in my opinion would be either NYC, Chicago, Boston, DC, Philadelphia, or San Francisco.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 04:32 AM   #365
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I doubt it be possible to live in cities like Dallas car-free. Too much of the urban environment is built around the cars.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 11:30 PM   #366
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While Dallas has made some great strides in improving it's mass transit network, you would still need a car to get around and take advantage of everything the city has to offer like most US cities since the public transit network only covers so much area (plus the Dallas-Ft. Worth area itself is very spread out and some suburbs don't even have any transit access). The only cities in the US where it would actually be feasible to live without a car in my opinion would be either NYC, Chicago, Boston, DC, Philadelphia, or San Francisco.
Portland, and Seattle are rapidly elbowing their way onto that list. And many cities are making the same rapid improvements to their transit networks. We spent 50 years with a car culture in the US, its probably going to take another 50 to change it back.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 03:49 PM   #367
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I've lived in Dallas for 3 years and have been car-free for all but the first month. It is do-able. But, I had the opportunity to move there and pick my home specifically near a rail station and chose my job location based specifically on reasonable rail and trolley access. Sold second car and just have a primary car for the spousal unitess and 3 kids for their broader travels. It's not for everyone, though and a hopelessly daunting task more-so for those outside transit coverage areas.

Anyway, just below are some more pictures I took of the modern streetcar opening day and also an event a few days prior. I run this facebook page below where the mobile phone photos are located :

https://www.facebook.com/Dallas.Stre...51775361519856

https://www.facebook.com/Dallas.Stre...53883144642411

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So any time your spouse travels somewhere with your children, you can't come along?
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