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Old 20 January 2015, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Samwise Z View Post
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...
I don't believe that is correct. Chicago was build on a grid system decades before the great fire.

Most of the Midwest is built on grid systems, but I think it is due to surveying and the way land was sold rather than designing roads for cars.
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