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Old 02-26-2016, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Simple question. What's the farthest you can actually travel in your city (either by auto or rail) between two points while still being within city limits? I'm assuming most efficient route, but scenic route calculations are also acceptable, as long as there's no backtracking. How long would it take on a good day? Which US city has the greatest disparity (discounting Alaskan boroughs)?
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Weird question. I'm in the Indianapolis metro, which has united city/county borders, so the two farthest corners of the county probably.
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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Probably from the Curtis Bay Area to Pimlico. Would take maybe 35 minutes.
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Weird question. I'm in the Indianapolis metro, which has united city/county borders, so the two farthest corners of the county probably.
Well, I figured with all the sprawl/density talk on here, as well as the discussions about urban form/arbitrary city limits, it could be an interesting exercise. Plus, you get to demonstrate how well you actually know your city.

I got 17 miles for Wilmington, though that was a very rough guesstimate. Just chose two random places on a map. Picking city limit line to city limit line feels too easy lol.
Shared route

From Retro Fitness to BW Family Medical Center via I-95 N.

26 min (17*mi)


1. Drive along Old Capitol Trail, Telegraph Rd, DE-7 S and Exit 165B. Take exit 166 from DE-7 S
2. Follow I-95 N to Carr Rd. Take exit 9 from I-95 N
3. Continue on Carr Rd. Drive to Clayton Ave
4. Arrive at location: BW Family Medical Center

For the best route in current traffic visit https://goo.gl/maps/mCakbpjTuh22

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Old 02-26-2016, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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If you were to drive the full Grand Rounds Scenic Byway in Minneapolis (the only urban national scenic byway in the country), you would put about 50 miles on your car, and it would take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the loop without stopping.

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway - Photos | America's Byways

If you were just driving through the city, the longest path would be from the far northwest corner of Minneapolis, to the far southeast corner, which is about 14 miles, and would take about 28 minutes.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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Houston: 54 Miles, 57 minutes without traffic
3729-3731 Sandy Forks Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339 to Johnson Space Center.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.0...29.5529119!3e0

You are in Humble for a Minute getting out of the Kingwood Neighborhood, Same with getting to Clear Lake.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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^^54 miles for Houston? That's insane! 54 miles out from me takes me past Lancaster, PA, Vineland, NJ and almost to Trenton, NJ or even Baltimore, MD.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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If you were to drive the full Grand Rounds Scenic Byway in Minneapolis (the only urban national scenic byway in the country), you would put about 50 miles on your car, and it would take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the loop without stopping.

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway - Photos | America's Byways

If you were just driving through the city, the longest path would be from the far northwest corner of Minneapolis, to the far southeast corner, which is about 14 miles, and would take about 28 minutes.
That looks like a very pleasant drive
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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Probably from the Curtis Bay Area to Pimlico. Would take maybe 35 minutes.

Specifically, from Fort Armistead to the intersection of Park Heights Ave. and Slade Ave. - 14.64 miles (straight line distance).
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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In Indianapolis, it is a 35 mile drive from the NW corner to the SE corner. If we are talking the old city limits before Indianapolis took over Marion County, the answer is right at 16 miles across 38th Street.
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