Lombard Street sure is wacky. This crooked road in San Francisco’s Russian Hill district twists and turns eight brake screeching times and was originally built to connect Hyde and Leavenworth streets by reducing the hill’s natural 27% grade.
I walked over to Lombard Street by way of Ghirardelli Square, but if you prefer to cable car it, the Powell-Hyde line stops right at the top of the block. While I meandered slowly down, there was a whole host of cars that were eager to try the steep decline. I suppose it makes for a fun ride but for me, I think I’ll stick to my slow shufflin feet.