Friday, August 22, 2003

Takin' It to the Streets
Here's something to fan the one-way rivalry San Francisco has with Los Angeles: Our steepest, drivable street (33% grade) is steeper than theirs (31.5% angle).

According to the Times, Eldred St. in Highland Park boasts the title of L.A.'s steepest street. But quite a few in Silver Lake and San Pedro boast steep angles as well. We've driven quite a few of them in Silver Lake, where you can trick yourself into believing you're riding a roller coaster.

Life on steep streets affords beautiful city and mountain views, residents say -- just be sure to use your parking brake.

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