Inching Down the Crookedest Street in San Francisco
Driving in San Francisco, with the steep hills, blind intersections and streets shared with cyclists, pedestrians, and cable cars, feels like being on an amusement park ride. As you crest the hill at Lombard Street, you realize the worst is yet to come. Known as “the crookedest street in the world," it starts with 8 zigzag turns down an impossibly steep hill. You join the parade of vehicles, mostly tourists, slowly creeping around the curves, riding the brakes at all times. You ogle at the houses built into the hillside, and pity the residents for whom this is a daily maneuver. Finally you come out of the last twist, cruise to the bottom and turn back to see the never-ending line of cars still snaking through the turns like a slow-motion luge.
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