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Author Topic: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood  (Read 1795 times)

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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2019, 01:35:25 AM »

My neighborhood is sandwiched between Powers Ferry and I-75; I can't think of a single business I can get to without leaving the neighborhood as defined.
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2019, 08:37:26 PM »

For me, this question hinges on whether the definition of "main road" (not to be crossed) includes surface arterials without numbered route status.  There are essentially no numbered routes left in Wichita that are not freeways or expressways, and I live in the same freeway "box" that has City Hall, the county and federal courthouses, the main public library, multiple supermarkets, and a shopping mall.  If "main road" is considered to include arterials, however, then within my own subdivision I have access only to a McDonald's and a liquor store.  (A supermarket is within walking distance but entails crossing one of the arterials.)
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2019, 08:53:53 PM »

For me: I have

A soon-to-be-former farm
A neighborhood hardware store
A vacant former bank branch
A major aerospace engineering company
A ConnDOT facility
A tiny state park
A boat launch
A fire station
An industrial park (including a Walgreens regional distribution facility, a Pepsi bottling facility, and various Fed Ex operations).

At the end of my street, but across a numbered highway, is the best BBQ place in the area (doesn't say much).
And across a different highway/freeway, but effectively in my back yard...an international airport.
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2019, 10:28:51 PM »


[...]

At the end of my street, but across a numbered highway, is the best BBQ place in the area (doesn't say much).

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Having just moved from CT to Missouri...I never knew what I was missing when it comes to BBQ.
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2019, 10:37:58 PM »

I live 2 blocks from a major shopping mall with 22 restaurants, 37 fast food places, etc.  beyond that you can find tons more north or west.  Our part of town is surrounded by freeways north and east but you can get to a lot of places easily.  getting across Austin though is awful.
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2019, 10:47:50 PM »

For me, this question hinges on whether the definition of "main road" (not to be crossed) includes surface arterials without numbered route status.  There are essentially no numbered routes left in Wichita that are not freeways or expressways, and I live in the same freeway "box" that has City Hall, the county and federal courthouses, the main public library, multiple supermarkets, and a shopping mall.  If "main road" is considered to include arterials, however, then within my own subdivision I have access only to a McDonald's and a liquor store.  (A supermarket is within walking distance but entails crossing one of the arterials.)

Think of a main road as one with lines on it.
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2019, 11:55:47 PM »

Think of a main road as one with lines on it.

Thanks.  This may be worth adding to the original post.
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Re: Where can you get to without leaving your neighborhood
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2019, 12:35:15 AM »

Think of a main road as one with lines on it.

What about something like this?
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