Originally Posted by Chef
I don't want to get into one of the silly pissing matches that some posters here specialize in but to suggest that the pedestrian experience in MSP is less than in Columbus, Richmond, Louisville, Indianapolis, Hartford, Providence, Cincinnati, or Kansas City is absurdly misinformed. That is pretty much all I have to say on the subject.
I never compared it to any of those cities. What I said is that a large percentage of the downtown (even the western half) is covered by parking lots and above ground garages. You said that was not true, even though it absolutely is true. It is not just the eastern half of downtown/the area around the Dome that gives over a huge percentage of its land to parking. The western half of downtown is also guilty of that.
I'm not concerned about how its pedestrian intensity compares to those other cities you listed, as that had nothing to do with anything I said. You are making a strawman argument by even bringing up all those other cities. That is not what we were talking about.