Yes but American cities were built with organisation in mind, most European cities were built off of old medieval villages so the roads were disorganised and built without the planning of any kind of council.
@Couldntthinkofaname, you don't say...
@Couldntthinkofaname, you apparently have never been to Boston. The layout is attrocious
@Couldntthinkofaname, Also i think european citys look nicer
@Couldntthinkofaname, Since I have no idea how to edit my comment on my iPad, I'd like to correct my statement to "Yes but the majority of American cities..." as there are, as there usually is, exceptions to the rule.
@Couldntthinkofaname, exactly. Europe is a lot older than America. Therefore a more modern style was used to cram more people into one space, where as old Europe. Its hard to revamp a inner city road network since you can't build roads through houses so they can only upgrade existing roads
@Assassinator2399, Boston is one of the oldest cities in America, so it makes sense; its layout sucks for the same reason European layouts do.
@Couldntthinkofaname, the oldest cities in America, especially those founded in colonial days, are the exception to that, as they were essentially European cities on New World soil.
@Assassinator2399, you beat me to it! Take my upvote
@Couldntthinkofaname, specifically New York City is extremely organized because they basically terra formed the islands centuries ago and planned on making it flat and straight like it is today.
@Couldntthinkofaname, this is very true. In England, if a house is old enough the road goes around it- same with a hill or a woodland. In America, it goes through and everything else is built around it. Think of it like this: Our legal drinking age is 18. Yours is 21. Our roads go in the same directions as our 18 years olds on Friday nights.
@Assassinator2399, most eastern cities in the us were built by the first European settlers.
Western US csettlements were much smaller for a long time due to the fact that there were few people wanting to trek across the Midwest to get there.
By the time western cities were massive, organised city planning was a more common practice.
@Fantabulous Toaster, Are you also assuming that 21 year old drinkers go straight?
Apparently someone has never been to the Northeastern United States....
@Cjko27, Boston is hell
@Slijkster, as a person who lives in Boston, I agree completely
@Slijkster, Boston is torture
@Slijkster, as someone who has played Fallout 4, I agree
@Cjko27, or New Orleans.
@Cjko27, Pittsburg has north 13th street followed by oak street followed by south 1st street and then a river. Most confusing place I have ever drove
@Slijkster, oh lord. *has Boston drive flash backs*
@Slijkster, I go to Boston all the time and I never know what street to take
@Slijkster, providence is worse ...the streets are all one way and it takes forever just to get to a place , for you to have to double back because you have no parking there!
Why European cars handle well, and American cars can only go in a straight line
@Jake The Legend, "but, but why does it cost $60,000 for a piece of plastic with a BMW logo?" "European engineering"
@not ur perants, bmw's are spectacularly made of you ask me, but I'm not hear to argue 😂 I love Mustangs and Chevys as Much as I love Mercs and Bimmers, but Japan makes the real heros 🇯🇵
@Jake The Legend, wow pardon my bad English
Shame the American city probably still takes longer to get around due to traffic
@Dragondoot, many European cities are jam packed, mostly due to the urban planning that designed the roads centuries ago without consideration for possibly expanding them in the future, if say the population expands by magnitudes or high speed private transportation becomes a common thing.
@John Titor, these days, in London at least, very few people drive in the city, everyone takes the underground (aka subway) or just walks. There is a station within a 5 minute walk of everywhere important
@Loadsamoney, Plus in order to drive in the city you need to pay a congestion charge
Are we just ignore that the first one is traveling over a river? I mean you can't exactly just take you're average car in a straight path over a river unless you're at the spot with a bridge. A lot of the time you have to travel along the river following the road in the oth to the bridge.
I'm sure there are places where the opposite is true...
Drives few miles north of that to Yonkers. It's cluster-fvck-tastic.
The top picture looks just like most routes through Pittsburgh, PA
Its to easy, IT'S A TRAP
Have you been to Boston?
Well, I live in Germany and my City is pretty much all squares. And a different one is built like a fan. It depends on if the city was planned or if it just grew out of villages.
Currently studying abroad in Spain. My friends and I have gotten really lost multiple times at 5am after leaving the discotecas
Most European cities were built layer after layer on top of old medieval and pre-medieval villages. American settlers has the luxury of starting a city from scratch with the technology to make it organised
Well, this person has never been to New England
My town has street the go east to west starting with 1st all the way to 63rd, and Ave A starting north and going south all the way to Ave Q. A few side street like oak and such but a easy layout. especially being a pizza delivery guy.