Street in San Francisco, California
San Francisco is well-known for some of the country's steepest streets. The numerous gradients on the route, whether you walk or drive, will certainly catch your eye and healthily raise your heart rate. Lombard Street is one of the highways with vertical dots and is an excellent stopover for any route.
San Francisco Lombard Street has been seen on numerous tours and is one of the crookedest streets in the United States. The steep hilly road has been designed to pass the magnificent Victorian manor houses with sharp curves. If the Byzantine curves do not facilitate this treacherous path, people can be killed and put to death. Take a look at Filbert Street two blocks down the ridge, to get an idea of how steep this road really is. Lombard is steeper.
The most expensive property is in San Francisco, on Lombard Street. This Russian Hill region boasts stately mansions, even with the numerous visitors on the street every day. In spring and all summer, Lombard Street is vividly colored as many beautiful blossoms flourish.
The part that everyone knows from the postcard is called "the most crooked street in the world." It's called Lombard Street. This is the windy turning points of Hyde-Jones road. The curved nature of the one-way drive allows for a comfortable ride alongside the steep slope of these blocks, which is a visual treat. In all, in the one block street segment here, you'll count eight tight turns.
But you did know that Lombard isn't the "crookedest" street really in the world? This isn't even the crooked street in San Francisco. This honour is in the vicinity of Portrero Hill, between 20th and 22nd streets, on Vermont Street. While technically slightly curved than Lombard, the prestige or visual appeal of Lombard Street is not present in this street. This is why people flock to Lombard Street to take photos while on their visit.
People are still puzzled why this street is so crooked. The response is security. The steep road grade posed a major safety hazard. In the 1920s, a local developer suggested that the beautiful backrests would add to the esthetic appeal and enhance the protection of pedestrians.
Since the very beginning of San Francisco, urban planners and residents have been struggling with the steep hills. Lombard Street was just one of the many streets that had difficulty with horse-drawn cars and the early T Ford Model. Cable cars were one alternative, while curvy switches were another.
In 1922, homeowners of 1000 blocks on Lombard Street decided that their street was too steep for convenience and designed a series of eight sharp spins that would make handling easier.
The greatest appeal of Lombard Street is that people drive down or down the twisted path. On a busy day there seems to be a stream of cars & scooters speeding away, their passengers are mocked at each stop. You can go down and watch the show on foot. You can walk down (or up) sidewalking.
This amazing landmark is located in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and is only a short distance away from:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Alcatraz Island
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Golden Gate Park
- Union Square
- PIER 39
- Chinatown Historic
- Coit Tower
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!