Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada
This street is in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest in the world. Its length is 1,896 kilometers. The street begins in the heart of Toronto and then stretches from the promenade of Lake Ontario, cutting the city into two equal parts, to the border with the US, on the outskirts of Minnesota.
Today, it is a modern street with many skyscrapers. Yonge Street has wide sidewalks. There is a metro under it. It is famous for abundance of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, and boutiques.
Lombard Street in California, USA
Many people come here specially to visit the most winding street in the world. It is built on many steep hills. It is only 400 meters long but it turns eight times. The turns are quite sharp and at an acute angle. Such tortuosity of Lombard Street is due to the fact that the builders tried to solve the problem with a gradient of 27 degrees. After all, a straight road would have been too steep.
Baldwin Street in New Zealand
This residential street is the steepest in the world. The length of the street is only 359 meters. For such a distance, it manages to rise for almost 80 meters. In the lower part, the rise is still quite gentle, allowing cars to accelerate, but in the steepest part (161 meters), the angle of inclination reaches 38 degrees. At this distance, the street rises for 47 meters.
Goncalo de Carvalho in Brazil
This street is rightfully considered the greenest in the world. It is located in Brazilian Porto Alegre and stands out with bright flower beds and lots of flowers. From the side, Goncalo de Carvalho looks like a real green tunnel – it is simply not visible under the canopy of green tropical trees. There are vines and moss here. If there were no cars, it would have looked like rainforest. A colony of monkeys lives in the crowns of trees.
Ebenezer Place in Wick, Scotland
Ebenezer Place became famous as the shortest in the world. It is so small that it is difficult for tourists to find it in the Scottish town of Wick. Its length is only 206 centimeters but this is enough to accommodate a whole building, which proudly adorns a sign with the inscription “Ebenezer Place, 1.”
9 de Julio Avenue in Argentina
In Buenos Aires, there is the widest street in the world. It takes a whole block. It received its name in honor of Independence Day, which is celebrated in the country on the ninth of July. The street is so wide that it has 12 lanes for traffic, six on each side. The width of the avenue is from 230 to 430 meters. The street passes through the whole city and offers a lot of sights for tourists.