hellotravel.com

7 Truly Amazing Roads Around the World





Roads have become a means to an end. It is the roads which leads us to a destination. It is completely impossible to accomplish our daily chores without these roads. What if we take you to some very bizarre roads in the world? See it for yourself.

Lombard street - California
holiday-travel-tips-hotel_1429529845e11.jpg

Located in San Francisco, 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 - England
2_1429529845u20.jpg

Swindon 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.


Dunedin - New Zealand
3_1429529845u30.jpg

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 - Argentina
4_1429529845u40.jpg

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 - England
5_1429529845u50.jpg

Exeter 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 - Egypt
6_1429529846u60.jpg

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.


Canada - Toronto
7_1429529846u70.jpg

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 time.

 



Others Also Read
Most Popular Stories

You are reading about "7 Truly Amazing Roads Around the World". Find similar stories to "7 Truly Amazing Roads Around the World" in our Trip Ideas.

Social:
Copyright. All Rights Reserved