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Old 12-19-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: city of pittsburgh
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The World's 18 Strangest Roads - Hawaii's Hana Highway, Capulin Volcano Road And Other Strange Roadway Architecture - Popular Mechanics

some of those roads are unbelievable. and you noblestown road or South 18th (going up to mt. ollie) were 'unusual'!

isnt there a road in Hazelwood/Greenfield, along the backside of Calvary Cemetery, that is rather steep? from the photo of Canton Ave., id say that road i mentioned is steeper than that paltry 6%!
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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Great link, I love stuff like this. I remember seeing some of those roads on Modern Marvels or a similar show.

I'd like to see someone try to get up or down Canton Ave in today's weather!
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I live in Beechview, and there are other fun steep streets, like Coast between Broadway and Methyl and Rutherford between Hampshire and Goldstrom. Sometimes I look out my window and wonder what possesses people to go the way with the hugely steep hill in this weather. Go around the block, man.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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Is Canton Ave one-way uphill only? I checked it out on google street view and saw a do not enter sign for downhill traffic.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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^^^ I've read comments of people saying when driving down Canton it felt like their car was going to flip end over end. I think the house at the bottom has been run into a number of times so for it to be one-way going up makes sense.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I've driven down it before. It doesn't seem all that bad driving up, and at first (as with the picture on the website, the view from up top doesn't look very steep, but once you start going down and hitting the steepest spots... it's pretty phenominal.

Also, there's a street in Mt. Washington called Cuthbert St which is a one way going down, it's levels out, but at the start of the road I think it might be steeper than Canton Ave.
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