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Lubbock's layout

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Posted: 6/19/2014 1:37 PM

Lubbock's layout 


In terms of getting around town, finding your way and ease of directions… how do you like Lubbock's layout? Numbers, letters and mostly straight streets… was that a bad idea?

    How do you like Lubbock's layout?

  1. Poll closed on 06/26/2014
  2. Love it! Couldn't be easier: 59 votes
  3. It's very good, but it could have been better: 14 votes
  4. Pretty good, but a few big issues: 3 votes
  5. Don't like it… big problems, difficult to find my way: 1 vote
  6. Hate it! Horrible layout… I mean, who likes grids?: 1 vote
  7. DFW is an azzhat I'd like to lay out: 5 votes

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Last edited 6/20/2014 8:56 AM by RedRaider42

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Posted: 6/19/2014 2:00 PM

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My biggest gripe is the area near 50th and Frankford.  It's better than it used to be pre-Marsha Sharp, but if you screw up there, you're basically stuck in some parallel universe, and you might as well get out and walk or prepare to be car-jacked.  If you called me and asked for directions from there, I'd tell you to put your head between your legs, cuz there ain't no gettin' out.
Otherwise, Lubbock is the easiest place to navigate; it's basically a grid.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 2:07 PM

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My first poll I didn't vote for DFW!
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Posted: 6/19/2014 2:08 PM

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I see that rk hasn't voted yet…

Edit: nevermind…

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Last edited 6/19/2014 2:43 PM by RedRaider42

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Posted: 6/19/2014 2:13 PM

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It's a very consistent grid, the streets and avenues are all in alphabetical/numerical order, even numbered addresses are on the north or west side while odd numbers are on the east or south.  You can usually figure out exactly where a given house or business is just by looking at the address, not even looking at a map once, and get there without a problem.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 2:37 PM

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Good layout
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Posted: 6/19/2014 3:36 PM

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I really like it. OKC/Moore/Norman have very similar layouts with street numbers (however they didn't do the alphabetical thing) and the majority of the streets running north south east and west . It's very easy to give directions.
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Last edited 6/19/2014 3:37 PM by TechRed01

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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:19 PM

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My favorite thing about OKC is how all the major streets are in 1 mile squares. The thing I hate is all the major streets are two lane without a turn lane. Drives me nuts.

Lubbock is set up perfect for a city that size. I can leave my parents house in sw Lubbock and be at Jones Stadium in less than 10 minutes.


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I really like it. OKC/Moore/Norman have very similar layouts with street numbers (however they didn't do the alphabetical thing) and the majority of the streets running north south east and west . It's very easy to give directions.

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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:19 PM

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I think the worst layout is in Garland TX, has anyone tried driving there?
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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:21 PM

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It's perfect.  Contrast it with Austin's horribly-conceived/executed disaster of a traffic system, and you'll appreciate it even more.

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Posted: 6/19/2014 4:26 PM

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LBB is the best layout, as opposed to Angelo.  eek
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Posted: 6/19/2014 5:23 PM

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wreckem4187 wrote: I think the worst layout is in Garland TX, has anyone tried driving there?
Garland is the worst.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 5:57 PM

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RedRaider42 wrote: I see that rk hasn't voted yet…

Edit: nevermind…
I voted pretty good but a few big issues.

OVERALL layout sucks

I was gonna start a thread similar to this but will add to this one later
time to eat and build a gate first
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Posted: 6/19/2014 7:08 PM

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RedRaider42 wrote: I see that rk hasn't voted yet…

Edit: nevermind…
I voted pretty good but a few big issues.

OVERALL layout sucks

I was gonna start a thread similar to this but will add to this one later
time to eat and build a gate first

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92% disagree with you.

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Posted: 6/19/2014 7:12 PM

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rolling.gif  36 votes on a poll on this site is soooo awesome

and people do have a right to their opinion, which is all any of can submit
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Posted: 6/19/2014 7:41 PM

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I always thought Lubbock's layout was very user friendly.

The Hub City is easy to learn and navigate.

I can't think of a comparably sized city that is equally simple.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:06 PM

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rolling.gif  36 votes on a poll on this site is soooo awesome

and people do have a right to their opinion, which is all any of can submit

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You have a right to an opinion as well. In fact, you have the right to an embarrassingly absurd opinion based in fantasy. I'm glad to see that you're exercising your right!

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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:07 PM

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the number and alphabet system is awesome
and the grid is pretty dang nice too
it is very simple to locate any address anywhere in town
this is not what I have complained about at all
I can and have been finding places with ease in Lubbock for the last 12-13 years

it is how the city has been cut up by the loop and now the freeway that has caused the problems
and the mazes for neighborhoods south of 58th
but that only matters to, according to one expert, 1% of the people who drive in the city

it is somewhat great if all you ever do is drive the major streets or only come here for a few years of college

extensive driving around will educate you as to why I say the OVERALL layout sucks



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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:09 PM

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fantasy? I guess actual driving in the city and experiencing it is not real

amazing how thick some people can be
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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:12 PM

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Try living elsewhere and then go back to Lubbock. It's a driver's paradise. Maybe if you had experienced other parts of the world, you'd get it.


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Last edited 6/19/2014 8:13 PM by RedRaider42

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