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Old Yesterday, 10:09 PM
 
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Like most Australian cities it tends to be laid out like a spiderweb with short stubby streets going in all directions haphazardly. Similar but not identical to British cities.
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Never been to the US, but by looking at maps thats one big difference i note between australian and a lot of US cities. Australian cities seem almost totally unplanned.

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Old Today, 12:22 AM
 
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Never been to the US, but by looking at maps thats one big difference i note between australian and a lot of US cities. Australian cities seem almost totally unplanned.
I'm not sure which cities Acajack is talking about, because most Aussies cities are fairly gridded with Sydney and Brisbane breaking that pattern largely due to pretty obvious geographic reasons. But they're still like a tapestry of small suburban size grids for the most. Halifax in Nova Scotia has similar geographic issues, and similar layout pattern. Late 20th century suburban developments do tend to go for curves and loops within "squares", but that's evident in other countries as well including the US.

UK (and Irish) cities really do have short, random streets, and I've not seen anywhere in Australia that comes close.

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