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cuteplot

He ain't wrong but I'm like 99% sure that's an American larping as a Slovakian lol


BunnyKusanin

Nah, he mentions growing potatoes in the yard, must be a Slav


satrain18a

Actually, he's from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


lucasisawesome24

Knock off American


satrain18a

Actually, he's Canadian.


dhskdjdjsjddj

im slovakian and im 50/50 split between that


FabulousTrade

I always hated the suburbs for having no mobility as a kid. The city was a dream for me. After a few years in a huge city, the city I live in now is smaller, but I still wouldn't live in a suburb to save my life. It's nice to actually walk to places when my car is shut down.


XDT_Idiot

The illegal gardening part is just the most insane thing. America just loves shooting itself in the foot...


Lord_Artem17

Wait gardening is illegal?


Fuquin

I didn't know that, would you care to elaborate?


XDT_Idiot

Example: I went to college in Iowa, which is perhaps America's #1 food producer, or is at minimum certainly the base of our food pyramid. The town, which is a very much an island in a sea of cornfields, ironically had many specific ordinances limiting the size of your garden, and how visible it could be from the street.


Classssssic

I assume Iowa City?


XDT_Idiot

Mount Vernon, but who is counting?


Classssssic

Oh wow that would've been like 20th on my guess list lol, there's a lot of dots of civilization in the cornfield that is Iowa


satrain18a

Actually, he's from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


satrain18a

Actually, he's from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


djernie

Found the original thread here: https://www.reddit.com/r/urbanplanning/comments/umv2ib/i\_just\_watched\_this\_video\_from\_not\_just\_bikes\_on/


gnbijlgdfjkslbfgk

Am I in Freaky Friday or something? Urbanhellcirclejerk and UrbanHell seem to have switched places recently


derf82

The answers are pure circle jerk material with inaccurate and oversimplfied information. They live where the whole country is smaller than the entire state of West Virginia. And the streets of Bratislava were well set up when America was being founded. Of course things developed differently. And, no, it is generally not illegal to grow vegetables. Lots of people have gardens. Maybe not in the front yard and maybe not in some HOAs. But lots of people just don't have the time, inclination, or energy to garden.


MarkhovCheney

Yeah they're different. Almost all of the us was designed by idiots, in bad ways, for bad respond


Kusunoki_Shinrei

the “muh countries age” and “size matters!!1!1!!” argument is so retarded


derf82

Size feeds into population density, and that feeds into choices. And when you got more space, you naturally will spread out more. Also, you don't get much credit for designing a walkable city when the streets were laid out before cars were a thing. Naturally, things became more car-centric in urban design once people actually had cars.


gnbijlgdfjkslbfgk

But it didn’t for a good 200 years or so until the 20th century. North America’s space made the white flight and “urban renewal” possible but it definitely wasn’t the natural way cities developed.


StrictlyBrowsing

>size feeds into population density I… what? Countries are imaginary lines on the map. I really don’t see how and why Slovakia’s population density would be any different if it was part of a bigger state. This isn’t a video game where each country gets a static population boost, and especially since Slovakia has freedom of movement to 26 other countries I’m just completely lost as to what you mean


whoisthatbboy

"But lots of people just don't have the time, inclination, or energy to garden." That seems problematic to me. I do think it's more a cultural thing than anything else.


derf82

It’s because we are wage slaves that spend our most productive hours at work and want to spend the little free time we have left of things other than more work.


bobbels1904

I don't like American suburbia as well but its a step up from Slovakia for sure


Landmark520

City dweller doesn't understand the concept of "peace and quiet".


KenHumano

tbf growing cucumbers make very little noise.


verhvouvim

The famous city-dwelling community of Slovakia, a country known for its many megalopolises


djernie

Cities aren't loud, cars are loud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTV-wwszGw8


Landmark520

Bars are loud, why would someone want to live next to a bar?


djernie

it avoids drunk driving, something the USA suffers a lot


satrain18a

Apartment neighbors who play loud music are also loud. https://youtu.be/basVKVvWUa8


MarkhovCheney

Live in an actual rural setting then instead of making everything awful with your loud ass destructive cars. Is sitting in traffic for an hour quiet? Going two miles to buy a gallon of milk?


Bright-Forever4935

A lot places will not let you have a front yard garden in the US