Now, our list of Steepest Streets needs an overhaul. Shoot the confetti, release the balloons, and spotlights center stage in five, four, three, two, one…
The Steepest Streets In San Francisco 1. Bradford above Tompkins (41% grade) 2. Romolo between Vallejo and Fresno (37.5% grade) 3. Prentiss between Chapman and Powhattan (37% grade) 4. Nevada above Chapman (35% grade) 5. Baden above Mangels (34% grade) * 6. Ripley between Peralta and Alabama (31.5% grade) 7. 24th between De Haro and Rhode Island (31.5% grade) 8. Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth (31.5% grade) 9. 22nd between Vicksburg and Church (31.5% grade) 10. Broadway above Taylor (31% grade) 11. 23rd above Carolina (31% grade)
Source: Stephen Von Worley. Notes: Ranked by maximum grade, as of February 2010. Ties are broken by the length of maximum slope. * Crude, single lane pseudo-street
With that, we shift the Steepest Search into Maintenance Gear, wherein we’ll monitor Bernal for further developments and field other leads as they pop up. If you see anything interesting, don’t hesitate to ring our tip line, please!