Saturday, July 7, 2007

Main Street, USA - 2

Continuing on yesterday's subject...

Richard commented on the narrow width of the sidewalk. The Champs Elysées it certainly is not, but I would say it is typical for a small town main street in our country.

How wide are the sidewalks in your town?

20 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Ours are probably at least twice this wide but not as clean swept!

Nikon said...

In Providence ours' are about the same size, but not as clean.

Rauf said...

ha ! we have broad sidewalks, very broad but no one walks on them. there's no place to walk. All occupied by pavement shops. Things are cheap. good for me.

richard said...

Is that a fountain with drinking water outside the shop?

Chuckeroon said...

Fascinating....a pulsing cosmopolitan centre of sophistication...but no people, lot's of cars and no congestion, no litter bins and no litter. No smoke. It's all too sweet to be real. Are you teasing? ;-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot. It is a remarkable example of shops that I have seen in your state. Almost always a delight.

Peter said...

Living in Paris, I guess I'm disqualified for an answer to your question!

"Your" street certainly looks calm (nobody around?), clean and nice!!

Steve Buser said...

Isabella, the downtown area seems quite lush. In New Orleans you have areas of very wide sidwalks and most with width's like these. I really think its a function of the foot traffic that urban planners expect. In high traffic areas, you can afford to invest in those expansive sidewalks. Personally, I prefer the lushness and friendliness of these.

Jilly said...

Such an attractive street. Love the trees - and what a nice clock.

Pavement widths vary in Menton - non-existent in the Old Town as you know, plenty wide enough in the main part but also we have many pedestrian streets where cars are only allowed pretty early in the morning to make deliveries and that's it. Those are very wide, of course.

Love the colours in this street.

Frank said...

Where is everybody? Oh wait, I see the clock, it's lunchtime.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I like what chuckeroon said. In Torino sidewalks may large like this one or terribly narrow in the historical city. By the way in the centre of the city there are many... How do you call THIS? Arcade?

Sonia said...

What a beautiful street, Isabella! All around are beautiful, tidy and clean! It would be nice to stroll there during much of the day!

Moi said...

As narrow as these ...the harsh summer sun keeps people indoors or in cars ....guess, we dont need them wider than that.....

Moi said...

....in these parts :)

Steph said...

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laurel said...

I take it back, this is way swankier than Sarasota ;)

Linda said...

We don't have any sidewalks in my village. That street is certainly nice and, as someone said, really clean looking.

Zsolt said...

looking at this street photos I am totally amazed. Its such a paradise!
But why are the streets empty?

Sidewalks here are usually around the same size as on your photo. Of course at some places you can find wider, or narrower but this size is pretty common here.

Isabella..what about your Prague plans? When will you move?:)

JAM said...

To me, this is a sad part of American life. We drive our cars everywhere and rarely walk.

One thing I dislike about Florida, at least on the east central Atlantic coast, is that it IS NOT bicycle friendly. Everyone seems to be living in a NASCAR fantasy or something when out in their cars and there are very few bicycle lanes. Bummer.

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