By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Lombard Street - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 48.128 W 122° 25.084
10S E 551229 N 4184020
Quick Description: One of the most crooked streets in the world.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2009 9:15:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM62XR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 36

Long Description:
"Lombard Street is best known for the one-way[2] section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being "the crookedest [most winding] street in world."[3] The switchbacks design, first suggested by property owner Carl Henry[citation needed] and instituted in 1922,[4] was born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill's natural 27% grade,[citation needed] which was too steep for most vehicles to climb and a serious hazard to pedestrians used to a more reasonable sixteen-degree incline. The crooked section of the street, which is about 1/4 mile (400 m) long, is reserved for one-way traffic traveling east (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The speed limit here is a mere 5 mph (8 km/h)." (visit link)
Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
To post a visit log to this waymark you need to visit and write about the actual physical location. Any pictures you take at the location would be great, as well.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Wikipedia Entries
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point