The Insanity Of City Street Grids, Visualized

A new data visualization colors streets based on their cardinal direction (or lack thereof).

A new data visualization reveals exactly how serpentine some cities’ road patterns can be. Stephen Von Worley–whose previous work includes visualizing McDonald’s locations across the states and how men and women talk about colors–took to his blog Data Pointed to map street layouts based on the cardinal orientation of each city’s grid pattern.

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