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blocks to miles

Postby macdb1 » Thu May 06, 2004 7:55 pm

Approximately how many city blocks constitute a mile? :?
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Re: blocks to miles

Postby Knight » Wed May 12, 2004 12:45 am

macdb1 wrote:Approximately how many city blocks constitute a mile? :?
Somewhere between seven and twenty. Salt lake has seven/mile, new youk is 20/mile for streets (short blocks) while the avenues are much further apart (long blocks). Portland, on the other hand, is laid out in a 200 foot grid.

In many large eastern cities, a City Block is a standard 1/20 of a mile. That is, there is that much space between the centerlines of the streets in grid-platted parts of the city.
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