Lombard Street – “the crookedest street in the world”
Famous as the ‘crookedest street in the world’, Lombard street is in fact, not the crookedest. It is however the ‘quaintest’ crooked street in San Franciso with eight hairpin turns within a distance of 600 feet. The switchbacks were added to the road as a safety measure so that cars zooming down the steep street would not dash into one another.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014