In today's fast-track life nobody has time to get late be it for office or any other daily chore. Life rushes and gushes with pressure and with this if one encounters those snarling traffic it gets truly pathetic. So, how about if we offer you a swing across some varied capacity of crossroads, 12 crossover lanes at a single intersection or parking your car at a 40 degree inclined road. The latest in the kitty are the scariest, longest, widest, narrowest and lest we forget the most crooked or the confusing streets in the world.
San Francisco in USA heads the list serving the platter with the most crooked road in the world designed in a downhill angle. Lombard street is said to be a one way traffic road where one would find eight sharp turns. Bewilderment attains height with just a fleeting glimpse of the same. Due to such a nature of the road crazy car races are one of the commonly sighted phenomenon.
Swindon in England is adorned as the world's highly confusing intersecting road. But astonishment attains height finding out that this is one of the splendidly functional intersection and it was thoroughly designed to reduce the traffic congestion. It was a success. This is absolutely an urban wonder.
Now we have Dunedin in New Zealand where one would find the steepest street in the world. Here in Dunedin the streets were constructed taking into account the grid patterns and least attention being paid towards the terrain. The outcome was an astounding 40 degree inclined road.
Buenos Aires in Argentina, prides having the widest road in the world. Hats off to the town planner who designed this road which is more than 300 feet wide and is said to have occupied an entire block of the city. Crossing the road at a stance takes more than few minutes. A pedestrian with a normal walking speed is required to cross two to three green lights intending to cross its twelve lanes of traffic. It is astonishing but true.
Exeter in England is said to house the narrowest street in the world Parliament street is a 50 meter long street in Exeter, England and it dates back to the 14th century. So narrow is the lane that initially it was named small lane but was renamed Parliament street in 1832. As per measurement this street is 45″ at its widest and 25″ at its narrowest.
Giza in Egypt earns the laurels of having the oldest paved roads showcasing the world of its pride. It is shocking to know that this road was built over 4,600 years ago and this one paves the path to an ancient basalt quarry to a lake beside the river Nile. As per popular belief it is known that the basalt transported from this place was used in the making of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Well, the ancient Egyptians might have assumed that the Pyramids would last forever but they must have never ascertained about the road which still exists.
In Toronto, Canada one can find the longest street in the world. The inception of this longest street has a long drawn history as it was constructed solely for the reason of military benefits. Construction began in the era of late 1700's. Today the street seems to be bustling with activities.
Well, speaking about so many roads and how can we forget the legendary lines of Robert Frost-
"Two roads diverged in a wood,
I took the one less traveled by" ... So one should travel through these roads at least once in a life