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Old 18 January 2015, 07:15 PM
Samwise Z Samwise Z is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
... The USA and the UK are different in this respect - a lot of the USA was built for cars, but most roads in the UK predate cars by centuries (at least, roads to places rather than streets with housing), and a lot of country roads still aren't ideal for cars....
Varies by city in the US. Boston, for instance, was clearly designed pre-dating cars with twisty narrow lanes that wind and turn. Chicago (whence I) was burned down in 1871 and so was rebuilt on a grid; that's before cars, but still an era when there was lots of carriage traffic. I don't know how/why NYC is grid-like, seems odd.

And yes, I also love walking when I'm in London.
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