Lombard Street, The Most Winding Road in The World


Lombard Street Image
Lombard Street Image

Sights winding road in the middle of dense settlement in San Francisco only be found on Lombard Street. Lombard Street begins at Presidio Boulevard. The winding road past the Cow Hollow along 12 blocks (between Broderick Street and Van Ness Avenue) and continue until the Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill and ends at The Embarcadero. But the route that attracts visitors are one-way street that lies between Russian Hill and Hyde Street and Leavenworth Street. In the streets you can see a car speeding down a hill like a row of roller coasters.

The road, dubbed the most winding roads in the world has eight sharp turns (switchbacks). The proposal on winding roads made it first proposed by Carl Henry to anticipate road hill slope reaches 27 degrees. With the alternatives, the slope of the road be less than 5 degrees. The design that was realized in 1922 that reduced the risk of danger. Persons with disabilities may also be crossing the street.

Lombard Street San Francisco

Lombard Street San Francisco

Visitor attractions offered are driving down the winding road. Participants will be invited to tour through the zigzag streets  made of red brick. Along the way, visitors will be enchanted by the Victorian-style building at the roadside. These ledges are also decorated with a pretty flower garden. After participating in the tour, visitors usually take a photo of the bottom of the hill for the best vantage point to watch the road to decline it is indeed from the bottom.

To arrive at Lombard Street, visitors can access the The Powell-Hyde Line cable car from the stop locatedin the Powell Market. A San Francisco vehicle icon will take you to Hyde Street. After witnessing the unique atmosphere of the hills in Lombard Street, visitors can continue their journey to Fisherman’s Wharf. From the fishing pier, you might as well visit Alcatraz Island or Angel Island. During a visit to Lombard Street, visitors can rest in a nearby hotel that is in the Russian Hill neighborhood.

Lombard Street Pictures

Lombard Street Pictures. Img Via: trbimg.com

Lombard Street Photo

Lombard Street Photo. Img Via: denizennavigator.com

Lombard Street Image

Lombard Street Image

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

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