Unlike many people I know, I’ve always found the grid in the Washington metropolitan area area to be logical and easy to navigate. Washington’s many “circles,” diagonally-running avenues and streets named for presidents, states and letters of the alphabet all make sense to me. The city was laid out logically and aesthetically by Pierre L’Enfant, George Washington’s city planner. However, the never-ending repair work and 24/7 traffic tie ups on the Capital Beltway are annoying
.From the moment I arrived in Columbia, S.C., I found both the city streets and surrounding highways to be much more driver friendly than those in the Northeast corridor of the country. However, what you’re about to see in the video is something so curious that I finally felt I had to document it. I don’t think it’s a particularly Southern peculiarity, but maybe unique to Columbia. The video was filmed along roads I travel every day within a 10-mile radius of my home.
Are there strange or illogical traffic or street patterns where you live? What’s driving around your town like? I’d love to hear about it.