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might be tough to pinpoint but..

What neighbourhood in SF overall has the steepest streets ?

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1. Re: might be tough to pinpoint but..

I think Mt. Davidson is the highest hill but I don't think there is one answer to your question.

For example, Divisadero up from Lombard is much steeper than Scott, one block east. The countours of the hills aren't consistent.

Here's a topo map: …berkeley.edu/EART/maps/sf-1960.html

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I think Russian Hill overall has a large number of steep streets. From the list below, #1 (Filbert), 3, 5, and 8 are on Russian Hill.

The Steepest Streets in the City, Purportedly

1. (tie) Filbert between Leavenworth and Hyde (31.5% grade)

1. (tie) 22nd between Church and Vicksburg (31.5% grade)

3. Jones between Union and Filbert (29% grade)

4. Duboce between Buena Vista and Alpine (27.9% grade)

5. Jones between Green and Union (26% grade)

6. Webster between Vallejo and Broadway (26% grade)

7. Duboce between Alpine and Divisadero (25% grade)

8. Jones between Pine and California (24.8 grade)

9. Fillmore between Vallejo and Broadway (24% grade)

Source: San Francisco Bureau Of Engineering.

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Russian Hill is where the crooked part of Lombard is, if I remember correctly, no?

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Yes, the crooked part of Lombard is on Russian Hill, as well.

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Susan gets the award of the day for the best research.

However, the SF bureau of Engg is missing one important piece of data. The highest point in SF which is on Cloud 9 is AT&T Park home of the World Champion San Francisco Giants he he

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"1. (tie) Filbert between Leavenworth and Hyde (31.5% grade)

1. (tie) 22nd between Church and Vicksburg (31.5% grade)"

I'd love to see someone try to drive a GoCar up one of those streets.

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7. Re: might be tough to pinpoint but..

And an associated piece fo "road" trivia, many folks call Lombard Street as the "crookedest" street and is the well known street shown on TV and similar outlets..

But there is a MORE Crooked Street in the city, Vermont Street (as proven on the Travel Channel and a measured gauge...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont_Street_(San_Francisco)

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What neighborhoods might those be in ?

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A GoCar, how about a bicycle :)

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> Yes, the crooked part of Lombard is on Russian Hill, as well. <

If you're in North Beach, it's a quick walk down Columbus Ave. (towards the bay/wharf) and go left on Lombard St. to walk up to the crooked part of the street. It's not a long walk, but offers a good, steep hill as you approach the crooked part of Lombard St.