Drive Down Lombard Street, San Francisco Overview

San Francisco’s Lombard Street, commonly known as the “most crooked street in the world”, is renowned for its one-block section. Situated on the fringes of the Russian Hill neighbourhood, it stretches from the Presidio to the Embarcadero. It originally was a straight though extremely steep street with no accessibility to vehicles. Under the guidance of the city engineer, Clyde Healy, the curved street design was achieved, consisting of one block and eight turns, which further transformed into the polished one-way street in 1939.

With growing times, the popularity of the road made it a point of attraction leading to traffic congestion. Driving through the topsy-turvy road spread between roses and hydrangeas is a sought-after experience. However, riding a four-wheeled vehicle could lead to parking problems, so bicycling, biking or jogging (free of cost) are an efficient option in order to maintain peace and traffic laws around the neighbourhood. Car rides would be suggestible only if prior reservations are made.

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