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Subject:Walking San Francisco: Noe Valley (59.4/891)
Time:11:43 am
Saturday's walk was the east-west streets of southern Noe Valley. 10.3 miles of walking, 9.1 unique. Updated map and GPS map.

I have to admire the pre-automobile settlers who built their houses on the hillsides with full awareness that they would have to walk up and down the hill every day. It is quiet in the hills, but the city skyline (and especially the Transamerica Pyramid) is an ever-present part of the view. The urban/rural contrast is especially sharp on 30th Street, where the character totally changes in the course of two or three blocks. There is a fair amount of new infill construction going on, mostly in a glass-and-wood modern style that seems to fit in well.

More of the grid streets go through than most maps would lead you to believe. Only Cesar Chavez and Duncan above Noe are totally impenetrable. I tried to climb the hill on Cesar Chavez and made it most of the way, but right at the top it is too steep. Part of Castro between 27th and Duncan is dirt. The south branch of Cesar Chavez east from Diamond is partially gravel. Google Maps shows a street called Submarine Bells Way running south from 27th east of Castro, but it is not in city GIS and I did not see it.
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Subject:Submarine Bells Way
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Time:2007-12-14 11:46 pm (UTC)
I live on Duncan Street between Noe and Sanchez and just got a new Garmin GPS. Its map has the street you describe, Submarine Bells Way.
It ain't there in real life.
I found you by googleing Submarine Bells Way.
jdh449 at gmail dot com, if you have any further comments. cheers, Jim
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(Anonymous)
Subject:Re: Submarine Bells Way
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Time:2008-01-02 11:07 pm (UTC)
I also got here by googling the street name.
I was looking at google maps satellite view around that area when I noticed the street drawn over a few houses.
The image shows no trace of past or planned street in there.

dado
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site_bilder
Subject:Re: Submarine Bells Way
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Time:2008-09-21 05:18 am (UTC)
I found this page by Googling as well. I saw Submarine Bells Way listed on MSN Live Search Maps and it intrigued me. I live in Noe Valley about a block away from its supposed location and I've never seen that street or even a pathway. How odd!
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enf
Subject:Re: Submarine Bells Way
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Time:2008-09-22 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking that this must be an example of the fictional streets that mapmakers are said to sometimes include in their maps so they can detect whether someone is just copying them without doing any fact checking. Unless you actually went there, you would never know it wasn't real.
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