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Old 11-30-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm not saying that St. Paul is in even the top 20, but contrary to popular belief, it is pretty hilly.
One of the steepest highways in the city is actually a bridge, the high bridge.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SURKoZUIuk...over+Miss..jpg
Hah that is very cool, I've never seen a bridge on a downward incline like that.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has many....some are regular streets, then become to steep and are stairs, and then once again become streets. Others are purely staircases that are considered legal streets, and they aren't simply connectors, many houses are on these paper streets that are accessible by stairs only, no roads. While not all are legal streets Pittsburgh has more stairs than SF and Cincinnati combined.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Seattle, Pittsburgh, Portland, Oregon, San Diego. Parts of the LA area is very hilly.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:03 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Hah that is very cool, I've never seen a bridge on a downward incline like that.
Nope, you've never been to Pittsburgh.


Homestead Grays Bridge

Jefferson Heights Road spanning I-376 in Penn Hills

Boone Avenue spanning I-79 in Canonsburg


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Old 12-01-2012, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Very cool, never been to Pittsburgh but it is on my list for sure. Hopefully by next Summer!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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1. Pittsburgh (more hilly then SF)
2. San Fransico
3. Cincinnati
4. San Deigo
5. Portland
6. Seattle
....LA as a whole is flat we are talking about citites as a whole hilly not parts of the city in that case every city would be up here.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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San Francisco, Oakland, and LA all have public streets which are staircases between two (or sometimes more) streets, which were usually built to access trolley lines in the valleys. What other American cities have stair streets?
I know there are stair streets in northern Manhattan and the western Bronx. Most likely on Staten Island too.

What I did not know is that NYC has 94 stair streets! Old Photos of Inwood’s step street on 215th.
The site shows a picture of stairs in Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan Island.

I would guess that Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Washington DC, Worcester, possibly Boston or Providence have them too. Totally guessing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The City
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I know there are stair streets in northern Manhattan and the western Bronx. Most likely on Staten Island too.

What I did not know is that NYC has 94 stair streets! Old Photos of Inwood’s step street on 215th.
The site shows a picture of stairs in Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan Island.

I would guess that Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Washington DC, Worcester, possibly Boston or Providence have them too. Totally guessing.
Not aware of any stair streets in Philadelphia, some very steep ones out in Manyunk but dont remeber any stairs. There are some stair streets just outside the city in the to the west, like Conshy. Philly like NYC is mostly flat with a few hilly locations in the NW

Pittsburgh and SF are hilly more or less throughout (obviously with some flatter parts in between the hills)

I would think the BX may have some hilly parts too for NYC


Those Hills/Cliffs always remind me of the Basketball movie with DiCaprio
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Not aware of any stair streets in Philadelphia, some very steep ones out in Manyunk but dont remeber any stairs. There are some stair streets just outside the city in the to the west, like Conshy. Philly like NYC is mostly flat with a few hilly locations in the NW

Pittsburgh and SF are hilly more or less throughout (obviously with some flatter parts in between the hills)

I would think the BX may have some hilly parts too for NYC


Those Hills/Cliffs always remind me of the Basketball movie with DiCaprio
Manayunk has a few sets of stair streets although they seem to be smaller and somewhat hidden for whatever reason.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22728454@N00/427357447/

Manayunk Steps Hike | Lush Life | Arts and Culture | Philadelphia Weekly

Always loved The Bronx stairs in Kingsbridge/Riverdale with apartment buildings pushed up on either side, although walking up them intoxicated was always a mission hah.
238th Street steps | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Manayunk has a few sets of stair streets although they seem to be smaller and somewhat hidden for whatever reason.

Manayunk Bridge and steps | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Manayunk Steps Hike | Lush Life | Arts and Culture | Philadelphia Weekly

Always loved The Bronx stairs in Kingsbridge/Riverdale with apartment buildings pushed up on either side, although walking up them intoxicated was always a mission hah.
238th Street steps | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I think there are some in Fairmount Park, if that counts.
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