The Reason Why San Francisco Has Cable Cars

The reason why San Francisco put in cable cars in the first place was general hilliness, as here on California Street in Nob Hill. See the tracks near the middle of the street?  

But none of these blocks makes the list of the steepest in San Francisco and it’s not too far, so you can always hoof it up this short distance instead (unless you’re wearing pretty shoes). 

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One Response to “The Reason Why San Francisco Has Cable Cars”

  1. amd says:

    broadway and taylor street.. that’s one steep ride…dead end though