Street grids

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Human Transit has a nice post in praise of standard street grids.

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Grids are okay, but regular grids are insane. Driving downtown in any US city takes so long that it's rarely worthwhile, because there are so damn many stoplights on every street.

I think I'd like big cities to have grids within grids: A large-scale grid, with blocks about half a mile in length, and one intersection halfway down each block leading into the enclosed areas on each side, which are gridded with shorter blocks. Then I could ACTUALLY DRIVE AROUND THE CITY and not have it take forever to go a few miles.

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