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View Poll Results: Most intimidating for a visitor to drive in?
Boston 64 34.97%
New York 102 55.74%
Philadelphia 14 7.65%
Baltimore 6 3.28%
DC 16 8.74%
Pittsburgh 8 4.37%
Detroit 5 2.73%
Cleveland 1 0.55%
Cincinnati 2 1.09%
Chicago 14 7.65%
Denver 0 0%
Seattle 8 4.37%
San Fransisco 26 14.21%
LA 30 16.39%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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There's a reason why Boston has so many votes; That's because Boston before gps was the most challenging for anyone who is new to the City or area.

Boston before the Big Dig, holy God.

Boston during the Big Dig, forget it. You'd have yourself committed.

I almost did and i live here.

Trust me on this one guys: I've traveled extensively or lived in almost every city in the US. NYC is a distant 2nd. NYC getting so many votes because it's being judged as intimidating because of it's sheer size. But there's really no call for it.

The Cross Bronx and Tri-borough seems to rattle folks....

& the Bronx is confusing.

But still not anywhere on the scale of wacky Boston hahaha.

Honorable mentions for reasonable horror imo; DC, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Houston and LA, all mostly due to traffic increases in recent years.
The most confusing borough to drive in is Staten Island. Itís the only borough in nyc that has a poor grid system and at least the Bronx has numbered streets. Staten Island doesnít have that.

I guess Staten might get a pass only because traffic there isnít as bad as the other boroughs!
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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NYC because your fancy car will get dinged up and all the pedestrians, vans and trucks and parking is a nightmare. Not as bad on the Upper East Side but Midtown and Lower Manhattan was a nightmare, Boston is a awful as well.
My rule for NYC. Drive into midtown and lower manhattan after 6/7 pm!
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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pretty interesting site that I found
How Fast Is Your City?
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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NYC because your fancy car will get dinged up and all the pedestrians, vans and trucks and parking is a nightmare. Not as bad on the Upper East Side but Midtown and Lower Manhattan was a nightmare, Boston is a awful as well.
Half of cars in NYC some kind of scratch on their car. The worst spot to drive is Midtown, Harlem, Washington Heights, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Cross Bronx, Interstate 87 South Bronx
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I dread the thought of driving in Manhattan. How more people don't get hit, I don't know
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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I have driven up and down the West Coast, and I feel like if you can drive in San Francisco, you can drive anywhere in the US.
Seattle can be difficult if you're not used to hills and wet conditions. Portland can be if you are not used to driving on small roads with lower speed limits.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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The most confusing borough to drive in is Staten Island. Itís the only borough in nyc that has a poor grid system and at least the Bronx has numbered streets. Staten Island doesnít have that.

I guess Staten might get a pass only because traffic there isnít as bad as the other boroughs!
The thing is, there's zero reason for an outsider to ever drive through Staten island, unless you're maybe cutting through trying to get from Jersey to Brooklyn or something.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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New Orleans.

OMG Nothing intersects at right angles. There is no East, West, North and South. Everything is upriver or down river. It is the easiest place in the world to get lost in and there are PLENTY of unsavory neighborhoods that you want to stay away from.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: crafton pa
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The thing is, there's zero reason for an outsider to ever drive through Staten island, unless you're maybe cutting through trying to get from Jersey to Brooklyn or something.
I don't know. Before I gave up on driving anywhere in NYC and started taking Amtrak for visits, we used to drive into Staten Island and take the ferry across to Manhattan. Parking is cheaper there than most places in the city, and the traffic in SI is much lighter than anywhere else in the city.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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I'd say Boston and Pittsburgh because there is seemingly no rhyme or reason for how the streets are laid out, plus the street names sometimes just change at random.
I never really thought of how street names can be a problem in Boston. There is more than one Washington Street. I used to live in South Boston near Andrew Square where Dorchester Street intersects with Dorchester Ave.
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