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As If You Needed It, Further Proof That Houston Is So Much Bigger Than Most Cities

BY DAN SOLOMON DATE APR 30, 2014

Houstonians live in a really big city. We know that people know that, but thanks to an intrepid Reddit user, we now have a succinct visual shorthand for just how big the city really is: Namely, these maps, which overlay the 88 miles of Beltway 8 on top of a number of other major world cities. 

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The maps, created by a Reddit user with the handle “Youllfindaway,” help explain why going from one end of Houston to another seems like a gargantuan task, while a commute across, say, San Francisco doesn’t even come close to comparing. Take a look: 

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A trip from Northwest Houston to Southwest Houston, in other words, is the equivalent of a trip from the Pacific Ocean into the middle of the San Francisco Bay. That’s a heck of a distance to cover. And it doesn’t get easier in New York: 

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A quick jaunt to visit your friend who lives across town in Houston is the equivalent, for our East Coast friends, of dropping in on their pals who live in Paterson, New Jersey from Rockaway Park. That’s not a trip that many people choose to make as part of a daily commute.   :snip: https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/as-if-you-needed-it-further-proof-that-houston-is-so-much-bigger-than-most-cities/

snips were maps 

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