When The Chicken Doesnt Dare Cross The Road

When The Chicken Doesnt Dare Cross The Road

- No matter where you live, sometimes it's nice to take a quick walk to the store or run an errand by foot on a nice day. One blog, however, says there are too many streets in the United States where that isn't possible. Streetsblog, a site covering urban life, asked its readers to identify the worst streets in America to have to cross. After detailing a few of its own suggestions, where pedestrians in such common situations as wanting to get to a restaurant from a motel or snack while shopping had walks of nearly a mile and a half, readers suggested eight more streets from all over the country where wanting to get to the other side could be hazardous to your health.       
   
- One of the worst, Streetsblog says, is in Burlington, Mass., where crossing a street to get from a movie theater to a mall requires a 1.2-mile trip. Adding to the challenge: Only one side of the street has a sidewalk. Also highlighted was a stretch of 2nd St. in Laurel, Md., that has bus stops but no crosswalks, forcing pedestrians to go more than half a mile out of their way. Nashville, Tenn., requires a similar distance of bus riders at Gallatin Pike and Williams Ave., who have to walk a quarter-mile south to Old Hickory Blvd. and back.    
      
- And while crossing one part of Capitol Blvd. in Boise, Idaho, requires a diversion of only one-third of a mile, pedestrians must still cross 20 lanes of traffic.  Other poorly planned crossings include Kansas City, Mo., where an apartment complex straddling NW Vivion Road requires a one-mile trip; Phoenix's West Indian School Road, where crossing the street outside Phoenix Christian Elementary School means a half-mile detour; Big Beaver Road in Troy, Mich., with a half-mile detour; and Pleasantdale Road in Atlanta, where pedestrians must hike three-quarters of a mile.     
   
- Streetsblog writer Angie Schmitt noted that readers' nominations for uncrossable streets near limited-access highways were eliminated for being outside the scope of the competition but said one such street crossing required a seven-mile detour.  -- "A Crosswalk Too Far: Vote for the Least Crossable Street in America," Streetsblog.
- If you are interested in crossing the road here in San Diego Metro and want to explore some great "walkable" neighborhoods in which to do it, contact me at:


Philip Crocker
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mySanDiegoAgent Realty Group
Keller Williams Real Estate
760.212.7222
CA BRE# 01131961
 
 


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