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Old 08-13-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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What cities have the longest built up avenues or streets in the country? Please include the name and how many miles they run without major interruption of development.

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D.C.'s longest would be Georgia Ave./7th Street at 8.5 miles from downtown Silver Spring to the Wharf.

What would your cities longest be?

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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I'm thinking Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn for NYC at 10 miles.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I'm thinking Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn for NYC at 10 miles.
Uh, Broadway.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Uh, Broadway.

Good point. How many miles would you say?
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Wilshire between Highland and Santa Monica Blvd is pretty close to being totally built up and is about 4 miles. There are a few strip malls and maybe a parking lot or two (I can't remember which ones have been developed).

Hollywood Blvd from Ogden Drive to Argyle is also totally built up (one small surface lot) and is about 2 miles long.

The problem with Los Angeles in this thread is that most of its major built-up streets have at least a few strip malls, gas stations or surface lots every few blocks.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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Perhaps Yonge Street in Toronto? It is pretty much nothing but urban it's entire length within the City of Toronto. Even out near the border of suburban Vaughan, Yonge Street still has high rises, mixed use midrises, restaurants, urban store fronts and other major commercial urban development. That's almost 12 miles of uninterrupted urbanity. Not too bad.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Good point. How many miles would you say?
Of "built up urban" development? Probably about 20 miles.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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The problem with Los Angeles in this thread is that most of its major built-up streets have at least a few strip malls, gas stations or surface lots every few blocks.
Same thing with Houston.
Westheimer rd is about 30 miles, but that includes gas stations, strip malls and lots like you mentioned
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Westheimer in Houston. Skyscrapers in Uptown, some urban store fronts in the loop, and suburban development the rest of the way. About 17mi.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The "urban" development starts slightly north of the streetview here. Some may consider the area north to be "urban," but I consider it to be more dense suburban.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Yonke...12,213.15,,0,0
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