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Old 08-13-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Won't be the longest in the nation, but Louisville's Bardstown Rd has a continuous vibrant urban corridor that extends for 4 miles from it's intersection with Lexington Rd to Douglass Blvd. Can't think of another similar size city with one that size. High Street in Columbus isn't much off though
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Or this for Market (well this is outside of Philly technically)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Marke...2,90.7,,0,2.82
As has been mentioned, Georgia Ave (DC) and Broadway (NYC) both continue outside the city. It's only 6.5 miles according to Google maps, though (assuming we don't count the mile in Camden that has a river in the way).

If Broad Street qualifies, it would go 12.3 miles. I'm not sure what counts as a break.

Edit: Though, I'd imagine the mile south of the sports complexes might count as a break.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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For Pittsburgh I'd go Penn Avenue. From Downtown to East Liberty is 5.6 miles. It hits a section of homes for about 10 blocks, otherwise it'd be 8 miles to the end of Wilkinsburg.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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In Atlanta, Peachtree Street has about 4 miles (Mitchell in Downtown to 28th in Brookwood) that meet the criteria. Then it devolves into strip malls and such as it moves deeper into Buckhead. Of course there are about a dozen surface lots during this stretch and it crosses two interstates, but it's pretty continuously urban otherwise.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Won't be the longest in the nation, but Louisville's Bardstown Rd has a continuous vibrant urban corridor that extends for 4 miles from it's intersection with Lexington Rd to Douglass Blvd. Can't think of another similar size city with one that size. High Street in Columbus isn't much off though
St. Charles Ave in New Orleans is 4.5mi from Canal St to Carrolton Ave. Arguably more urban as well.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Same thing with Houston.
Westheimer rd is about 30 miles, but that includes gas stations, strip malls and lots like you mentioned
The definition of "built-up" and "development" in the OP is pretty odd. He arbitrarily excludes development that he doesn't consider urban or desirable.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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The definition of "built-up" and "development" in the OP is pretty odd. He arbitrarily excludes development that he doesn't consider urban or desirable.

What do you mean? My point was to highlight commercial or multi-family strips. I never said there can't be a gas station here or there or a surface lot here or there. Obviously almost all cities have a few of those on every street. They just shouldn't be common along the street. They should be outliers. I swear, some of you get so worked up about these random pass my time at work threads on this site. It's pretty amusing.

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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Wouldn't GA Ave have some significant frontage not meeting these criteria? Am just curious what you mean

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Georg...19.52,,0,-4.53

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Georg...,10.27,,0,1.41

Am curious because there is many many more in this vein


So is this not qualifying for say a Broad St

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Broad...359.3,,0,-2.72

or this

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Broad...16.39,,0,-2.11


Or this for Frankford

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Frank...=12,25.74,,0,0


Or this for Market (well this is outside of Philly technically)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Marke...2,90.7,,0,2.82


I never said you couldn't have outlier areas. It will be pretty difficult to find a street without them. You can certainly find a few stretches without them, but miles and miles without them is almost impossible. My point was to highlight commercial strips and to see how long they run. I just didn't want people focusing on residential only streets.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I never said you couldn't have outlier areas. It will be pretty difficult to find a street without them. You can certainly find a few stretches without them, but miles and miles without them is almost impossible. My point was to highlight commercial strips and to see how long they run. I just didn't want people focusing on residential only streets.
Most of the others mentioned had fit the criteria. Even Pittsburgh's longest that includes suburban sprawl (Route 19) from 519 in North Strabane to Northern Cranberry Township has continuous Strip Malls, suburban areas, and urban areas is 44.7 miles long (by google maps).
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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Most of the others mentioned had fit the criteria. Even Pittsburgh's longest that includes suburban sprawl (Route 19) from 519 in North Strabane to Northern Cranberry Township has continuous Strip Malls, suburban areas, and urban areas is 44.7 miles long (by google maps).
The goal of this was to show streets that were 95% built up and urban. If there are two or three gas stations along a ten mile road, I don't think that is a big deal. If it passes through a park or hospital that usually has more open space etc., that's fine too.
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