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Old 09-08-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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I was inspired to wonder further as I noticed with the construction of yet another strip mall center in the area that features road construction throughout the development that is all curved, with no straight lines. Any ideas as to why this is so widespread in Florida? My hunch is that it keeps speed limits insidiously slow (25mph for example) and the ability for speeding tickets issued by the local po-po on the high side.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Well the landscape is so flat and straight we like to mix it up a bit and throw in some curves.. Keeps the oldies on their feet and the rest of us from falling asleep from the boredom of staring into a constant straight horizon
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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I was inspired to wonder further as I noticed with the construction of yet another strip mall center in the area that features road construction throughout the development that is all curved, with no straight lines. Any ideas as to why this is so widespread in Florida? My hunch is that it keeps speed limits insidiously slow (25mph for example) and the ability for speeding tickets issued by the local po-po on the high side.
Maybe it's where you are located? I'm in Tampa and I notice most roads here are not curvy at all, straight and can be high speed limits for a regular road.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Maybe it's where you are located? I'm in Tampa and I notice most roads here are not curvy at all, straight and can be high speed limits for a regular road.
Same here in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.
All of our roads are straight. Everything is on a north, south, east, west grid pattern almost.

Hardly any curved roads in broward county.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:21 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Here too, straight. See the map of Naples/Collier county. And 95/75/4 aren't either.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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PB County is mainly Grid Structure as well, think endless drag strips with lights and people race each other to the next red light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=117FZnev4Os
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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I agree with the previous posters,the roads in most of Florida are straight and set up in a grid,I don't know where you're at but if you want to see more curvy roads you have to get out of state,Atlanta for example has way more curvy roads.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Yep, looks straight for the most part.

My guess is this thread was just another attempt to complain about anything Florida.

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Old 09-09-2013, 03:59 AM
 
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As an ex sportbike and sportscar driver i can assure you the majority of Florida's roads are straight,curves are few and far between..
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Here in Lake Mary, Sanford and much of Seminole County most of the newer secondary roads are all curvy. If one looks at the map of I-4 through Orlando one will notice it's not straight either, thanks Mike1306! In fact there are zones through downtown Orlando where the speed limit on I-4 is as low as 35 mph (and only as high as 50 mph) due to the curves.
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