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3938 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jan 2022 at 9:11 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-26 7:22:52 PM  
It's cool how I automatically hear this in George Carlin's voice.
 
2022-01-26 8:18:15 PM  
Portland?
 
2022-01-26 9:17:09 PM  
Vancouver? Seriously?
 
2022-01-26 9:17:32 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Portland?


Only U.S. city to hit the list - Canada got two with Vancouver and Calgary - rest are all over the world including unsurprisingly Singapore.  They're farking serious about littering, spitting, and other public nastiness
 
2022-01-26 9:18:03 PM  

Russ1642: Vancouver? Seriously?


Calgary too?  Something's way off.
 
2022-01-26 9:21:20 PM  
Meanwhile, in NYC, the homeless tip garbage cans like rednecks tip cows and the subway should just be renamed the "garbage people push other garbage people in front of these trains ... for funsies!"

It's farking unreal how much god damned garbage there is in NYC from the absolute filth that live there and supposedly it's the wealthiest city in this country.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2022-01-26 9:22:39 PM  
Portland?

I don't care what they do about renewables, when the primary smell downtown is fecal matter, every green space is a mini tent city (more smell of shiat) and there are thousands of homeless, that is not clean by any measure.   I understand homelessness is a serious problem, but they aren't even making a dent in it today.
 
2022-01-26 9:24:25 PM  
They selected those cities based on the availability of stock photos.
 
2022-01-26 9:25:01 PM  
Calgary is endless sprawl and bumper to bumper pickup trucks. What metrics did they use?
 
2022-01-26 9:28:59 PM  
There is no way the USA or South Africa can be on that list. Something's seriously messed up.
 
2022-01-26 9:31:14 PM  
This list is awfully racist
 
2022-01-26 9:33:15 PM  
If there aren't as many pollutants settling out of the air, then yes, the dirt is clean.
 
2022-01-26 9:33:52 PM  
Also confused about Portland on this list. I love that city, but clean it is not.
 
2022-01-26 9:35:38 PM  

Herbert's Hippopotamus: Calgary is endless sprawl and bumper to bumper pickup trucks. What metrics did they use?


Paid endorsements by city offices?
 
2022-01-26 9:36:30 PM  

Xcott: It's cool how I automatically hear this in George Carlin's voice.


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2022-01-26 9:39:20 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Portland?


They're being ironic.
 
2022-01-26 9:39:33 PM  
There are neighborhoods in Cape Town where there is no sewage infrastructure and so people still have outhouses. I guess that doesn't automatically make the city dirty, but to say it is one of the top ten cleanest in the world?
 
2022-01-26 9:41:35 PM  
I wonder what cities one could suggest instead, though. After all, a city could be the cleanest in the world, and still have some pollution.
 
2022-01-26 9:46:47 PM  
So, this is the result of burning clean coal. Wow!
 
2022-01-26 9:52:02 PM  

WhackingDay: Also confused about Portland on this list. I love that city, but clean it is not.


They took data from five years ago, when it might have been true.  In the last few years, though, it's pretty much fallen completely to sh*t.  Some areas are still really nice, but a lot has just been completely overbuilt, and some myopic planning has pretty much ruined some very decent traffic patterns that made it possible to cross town without getting out of your car at the end and wanting to kill somebody.
 
2022-01-26 9:53:13 PM  
Herbert's Hippopotamus

Calgary is endless sprawl and bumper to bumper pickup trucks.


Every city is full of cars, sprawl and pollution. Calgary, for a city full of rednecks, has great public transit and is one of the most cycling friendly cities I've ever visited. Used to dread visiting family there, now it is tolerable in small doses. Can even get in and out of town avoiding the Deerfoot, yay Stoney Trail!
 
2022-01-26 9:56:12 PM  
America has open air drug markets in our wealthiest cities. So yay.
 
2022-01-26 10:05:42 PM  
I did notice how clean the streets were in Calgary during a drunken nap on the sidewalk downtown.
The hostel is a bit difficult to find though.
 
2022-01-26 10:16:34 PM  

El_Dan: They selected those cities based on the availability of stock photos.


my very first thought.
 
2022-01-26 10:18:55 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Meanwhile, in NYC, the homeless tip garbage cans like rednecks tip cows and the subway should just be renamed the "garbage people push other garbage people in front of these trains ... for funsies!"

It's farking unreal how much god damned garbage there is in NYC from the absolute filth that live there and supposedly it's the wealthiest city in this country.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


It's terrible here. Stay away. Far away.
 
2022-01-26 10:19:37 PM  
CSB: I had to do weekends in jail for a stint for a thing, and we'd get sent out in vans to pick up litter all day in our jumpsuits. Most everyone knows what's going on (especially other baddies) so we'd get heckled and shiat by passerbys; one guy got hit in the noggin with a slurpee tossed at him by a passing truck which cracked up the whole gang including the guards.

/CSB

Anyway, that's one of the reasons that you don't see much litter along the roadways during the summer in Calgary.

The other I think is that Canadians just don't seem to litter much compared to some other countries.
 
2022-01-26 10:35:29 PM  

Salmon: CSB: I had to do weekends in jail for a stint for a thing, and we'd get sent out in vans to pick up litter all day in our jumpsuits. Most everyone knows what's going on (especially other baddies) so we'd get heckled and shiat by passerbys; one guy got hit in the noggin with a slurpee tossed at him by a passing truck which cracked up the whole gang including the guards.

/CSB

Anyway, that's one of the reasons that you don't see much litter along the roadways during the summer in Calgary.

The other I think is that Canadians just don't seem to litter much compared to some other countries.


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2022-01-26 11:00:11 PM  

Billy Liar: west.la.lawyer: Portland?

They're being ironic.


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2022-01-26 11:11:20 PM  

bababa: There are neighborhoods in Cape Town where there is no sewage infrastructure and so people still have outhouses. I guess that doesn't automatically make the city dirty, but to say it is one of the top ten cleanest in the world?


The author apparently never made it past the tourist attractions. Cape Town is home to one of the worlds top five largest slums in the world, with a population of about 400k.
 
2022-01-26 11:15:20 PM  
It's like Albany, only cleaner.

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2022-01-26 11:16:56 PM  
Calgary? No.
Cape Town? One of the requirements was abundant water. Cape Town's water supply can be generously described as "precarious".
 
2022-01-26 11:31:11 PM  
Winnipeg was the cleanest city I'd ever seen. Granted, that was a few decades ago and I have no idea what it looks like now
 
2022-01-26 11:32:42 PM  

anuran: Calgary? No.
Cape Town? One of the requirements was abundant water. Cape Town's water supply can be generously described as "precarious".


Calgary is quite clean so there!
 
2022-01-26 11:38:22 PM  
And we have abundant water.

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2022-01-27 12:12:10 AM  
My name is DigitalDirt, So yes my dirt is clean.

My cat also knows how to keep clean.

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2022-01-27 12:14:03 AM  
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2022-01-27 12:26:46 AM  

anuran: Calgary? No.
Cape Town? One of the requirements was abundant water. Cape Town's water supply can be generously described as "precarious".


They've lifted some water restrictions since November so you can now have a two minute  shower.
https://www.jiosaavn.com/album/2-minute-shower-songs/eW2SETS2GZI_
 
2022-01-27 2:00:22 AM  
Woot my city made it for Australia and yes Adelaide is a pretty damn clean city.  We were one of the first cities to put 5c (now 10c) deposits on drink containers.  Many tourists claim that the whole city looks like some vacuum cleans the streets.
 
2022-01-27 2:40:05 AM  
I've lived in Portland about 4.5 months now. Yes, there are a lot of homeless folks, but I don't believe that's what they were talking about in regard to 'clean.' The air and water here are WAY cleaner than any other place I've lived in the USA. It's very refreshing. I also love that the sun rarely shines. The only weather that makes me more angry, sad, and tired than sunshine is wind.

The ratio of wages to cost-of-living is also way better than anywhere else I've lived. When I tell people that cost is one of the reasons I moved here, they seem confused. I reply, "I know it's not cheap, but try living in Denver." Holy Jesus, that place was a nightmare for a foodservice/retail worker like myself... Now I make the equivalent of ~85k/yr delivering pizza. It's pretty sweet. I love it here and hope I'm able to save up enough to buy a house and really put down roots...

I have no problem with homeless folks themselves, just the bullsh*t system that put them there.
 
2022-01-27 3:09:28 AM  

Golden Brown Delicious: I've lived in Portland about 4.5 months now. Yes, there are a lot of homeless folks, but I don't believe that's what they were talking about in regard to 'clean.' The air and water here are WAY cleaner than any other place I've lived in the USA. It's very refreshing. I also love that the sun rarely shines. The only weather that makes me more angry, sad, and tired than sunshine is wind.

The ratio of wages to cost-of-living is also way better than anywhere else I've lived. When I tell people that cost is one of the reasons I moved here, they seem confused. I reply, "I know it's not cheap, but try living in Denver." Holy Jesus, that place was a nightmare for a foodservice/retail worker like myself... Now I make the equivalent of ~85k/yr delivering pizza. It's pretty sweet. I love it here and hope I'm able to save up enough to buy a house and really put down roots...

I have no problem with homeless folks themselves, just the bullsh*t system that put them there.


It is also the most bike-friendly city on the continent and becoming one of the top pedestrian-friendly ones.
 
2022-01-27 10:32:47 AM  
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