Why is there so many hills in SF

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Why has SF got so many hills and which is the steepest

-- Miss S Crawford (pyewacka@aol.com), August 21, 2001

Answers

From Expedia.com:

Steepest hillsóLombard Street has an 18 percent incline. For a look at San Francisco's steepest hills, which both have a 31.5 percent gradient, visit Filbert Street between Leavenworth and Hyde streets (just two streets away from that crooked part of Lombard) and 22nd Street between Church and Vicksburg streets.

(http://www.expedia.com/daily/favplaces/July1997/July3-97SF.asp? FromServerName=www.expedia.com&MSID=DC2D0A1889204C61814FDFE4AC705437)

They would be talking about the twisty end of Lombard. The rest of the street is flat as a pancake.

-- Rosa Debonneheure (rosadebon@yahoo.com), August 22, 2001.


Geology; Uplifts, continental shifts. Wind, erosion. SF had some of it's hills leveled since the 1850's. Why is Kansas flat?

-- Craig Smith (palmedo@aol.com), August 22, 2001.

Crookedest street in the city is Vermont St btw.

-- Bill Williams (oceans1129@yahoo.com), January 04, 2003.

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