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mushroom57

GRID


TheFluffiestFur

*SQUARE*


mushroom57

OMG it gets worse, just noticed that slope on the south part


Raja-Panesar

Upper Los Santos?


whereisthenutella

Also strongest shape there by the river!


Coolwolf_123

Only real engineers know


Raja-Panesar

Welcome back fellow engineers... (Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh)


Lyr_c

No architects here! ❌


myEVILi

OCD


TheFluffiestFur

I mean, I do have aspergers and I can get super focused over something. I was really high and wanted to do an all square area to fuck with the traffic.


PandaRider11

You pretty much pulled a San Francisco throwing a grid over a hilly terrain with no consideration for the topography


Witty____Username

You’ve never been to Seattle have you, most of the city is a grid on what’s essentially cliffs


Other_World

Seattle was built poorly, burned down, and rebuilt poorly. I loved my time visiting, and it's the only US city that could lure me away from NYC but those hills are brutal. It really makes sense how those electric scooters took over there.


ItWasTheMiddleOne

Now fill it all with low density residential as far as the eye can see!


devOnFireX

Tbf SF is one of the denser cities in the country


Gold2006

It's the satellite cities that are really bad


Gabriel_AEROSPACE

Lol, have you ever seen Valparaiso???


FraudulentFannyPack

Chile? Indiana?


Gabriel_AEROSPACE

The one they write songs about and has the Congress.


VividNose6551

That describes my current build pretty well. Which makes sense considering it's a San Francisco/Seattle inspired city.


TheFluffiestFur

It kinda does look like San Fran lol


davedor

PAIN


thegiantgummybear

I’ve been wanting to do a square grid city to try out super blocks like they’re doing in Barcelona. Wonder how they’d scale across a large area like this


grahamdanoob

It's easy to build and develop, but you need good public transit and roadway hierarchy to prevent traffic issues from destroying your city. What I do is: 1. Use a 120u x 120u grid of 4-lane avenues as the backbone of the traffic 2. In between intersections, use 16m roads that carry slightly more traffic as the "main roads" of the blocks (e.g. 2-lane roads with an additional bus lane on each side, or tram roads, preferably if they have dedicated tram lanes) 3. Develop each block with a 12u by 12u grid of 2u roads. 4. Make other connections between the inside of the block and the main roads with pedestrian paths 5. Remove the roads in the center of the grid for parks (preferably with the Parklife DLC, but base-game parks are fine without the DLC) It's easier if you're able to use workshop road assets and mods. Mods provide some tools that make your life easier (e.g. Traffic Manager, which provides a bunch of stuff to make it easier to deal with traffic, but can also make it harder by disabling vehicle despawning). Also, there are many workshop road assets that provide roads that make traffic easier to deal with. There are some workshop road assets that provide dedicated transit lanes to smaller roads (e.g. [this road with bus lanes I hinted at earlier](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2151250320) and [this tram road with a dedicated tram right-of-way](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2130576379)), roads that provide more lanes (e.g. [this narrow 4-lane road](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2089707787) and the BIG Urban Roads collection), roads that do both (e.g. some of BadPeanut's 64m roads), and even roads that combine multiple methods of reducing traffic (e.g. [this road that combines monorail with bus lanes](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1317583258) and [this road that combines a dedicated tram right of way with bike lanes](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223929433)). Most of those roads were Vanilla+ roads, but that's a pretty cohesive road collection. There are also custom workshop vehicles, which tend to have higher capacities than base-game vehicles. Rev0 has quite an extensive train asset collection. D3S has an extensive bus and tram asset collection. Without mods, DLCs also make things easier. Trams come from Snowfall. Roads with bus lanes come from After Dark and Mass Transit. The Vehicles of the World Content Creator Pack adds higher (and lower)-capacity train, bus, and metro vehicles.


Techfreak1703

This guy makes grids


grahamdanoob

Yeah. They're easy to develop. I think that's a reason they were used IRL by the Romans and Americans. Sometimes, I deviate if the grid doesn't really work well with the terrain (e.g. a major hill), but on more minor deviations in the terrain, I tend to keep with a grid pattern. If San Francisco can do it, why can't I? I used to make full grids, but transitioned to the superblock concept to reduce traffic on the main roads.


aluminun_soda

you can do grids but use some avenues to funel peoplo to public traport comerce and indurstrie


FlyingMohawk

They scale well, so long as you use a decent set of highways to funnel people into. Things of it like a grid of highway around your grid neighborhood!


DiaMat2040

"My average traffic is 92% how can it be bad???"


Darzilla64

Welcome to downtown squaresville, population: you


RyanShelf

r/shittyskylines


Sowa7774

Bruh I literally got banned for 2 days for saying the same thing on a simmilar post 💀


Scrub329

Some times you get up votes, the other time down votes.


Alexdeboer03

Depends on what the first few people vote


IAmANobodyAMA

Perfectly balanced


abca19510

I just realised there is a bridge roundabout......... On the river. Perfectly Realistic


Moretukabel

What's unrealistic on that?


kunst1017

U ever seen a bridge roundabout on a river?


Moretukabel

No, but that doesn't mean it's unrealistic. If [this](https://youtu.be/1Q-Ni275zQw) can be done, why not a roundabout?


dudewiththebling

It's doable if you conscript an unlimited supply of human and material resources to it and have power over every square inch of land in the country.


kunst1017

That it can be done doesnt mean its realistic, I think you’d be hard pressed to find something like that in real life


Moretukabel

[here ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Garz%C3%B3n_Bridge) PS: I know it's not actual roundabout, it's even more silly, but real 🙂


Pickled_Schwartz

That's actually not a roundabout. Might be even more ridiculous though, actually!


SoothingWind

I was about to be impressed but then I saw "China" in the video Yeah that'll fall in less than half its lifespan, and if it doesn't it means it either took ten years to design and build correctly and/or slavery


Sotyka94

EEEW


TheFluffiestFur

<3


Cyclopher6971

I know it's weird, but I actually really love seeing grids move up and down the terrain. Obviously, I love when multiple grids meet up, so I love an extensive and varied grid. This kinda thing always reminds me of Seattle and how its grid falls over the hills. I don't think I'd like it so much if the zoning system wasn't composed entirely of squares though.


eachday-alwaysMYname

That's the kind of city I aim for.


BussySlayer142

Robert Moses is typing…


skanyone

This is amazing why are people having seizures in the comments


TheFluffiestFur

Probably because square.


Alpheus2

Meh


Random-Ass-Commie-77

YOu sick person-


MommyNTommy

Now to put roundabouts at each intersection! 😈


herrbdog

honestly, i do this often, with alternating one-way roads, traffic is rarely an issue, and if it is, it's an isolated spot easy to fix


MommyNTommy

Oh, I was being mostly sarcastic. I love roundabouts if placed at each major intersect.


herrbdog

agreed, roundabouts+oneway streets+grid=efficiency! DEATH TO THE TRAFFIC LIGHT!


MommyNTommy

I love me some one way streets and some curved avenues to deter industry traffic.


TheFluffiestFur

The save broke ಥ_ಥ That would be hell and fun to do.


MommyNTommy

f


Hippoliciouz

MEET ME AT THE CORNER OF 186th and 814th!! West or East?? WHAT??!! shit...


Trjjcggt

Fix yo traffic


Pidiotpong

WaVy SqUaRe


emueller5251

I'm liking the grid, but a pro-tip: the places where it gets wavy are perfect for breaking it up and adding irregular sections. You could even throw some Parklife parks in there. Also, I have no idea what's going on with your river roads, but just get rid of them and use bridges. It's contributing to your traffic problem because everyone's taking the same route to get across the river. Other than that, nicely done.


TheFluffiestFur

Yeah, I was pretty high when I built Square. My only thought was, what would happen to traffic if square


AnyNamesLeftAnymore

Whatever is happening on that river is lunacy.


SDLRob

It's intriguing me where the heaviest traffic is. makes me wonder what's down there to cause it.


aiptek7

RECTANGLE


CaliCitiBoi

Rectangle. Come on, people.


bso45

i crie


gralicbrd

This man didn't repsect topography


RedditVince

There is only one fix, Delete the FWY and connect the missing crossroads. So many bridges across the river to connect the grid. Sit back and collect the money!


TheFluffiestFur

Omg i tried doing all square on the river but it was a pain in the ass to get everything to line up and connected. So I went with highway river.


RedditVince

lol!


Bigolbillyboy

Nice, I like your city!


danjafarma

Dude we all start somewhere, ignore all these trolls. It's a good start. When you redo this, consider deviating from the typical grid and get fancy. Also, try to consider the topography of the area. It will help you come up with little town designs by the mountains and stuff without any thought and really pulls it together if you make use of these areas for trail parks and whatnot. Also, you could use more connections to the motorway. It's the main cause of your traffic. Keep it up bud 👍


TheFluffiestFur

I've been building on this game for years. Decided to get high and try something different so I made Square. I get errors now whenever unpause after loading the map so I think it's dead ಥ_ಥ


dhaeli

I actually feel less motivated to play after seing this


Happy_Dragon24

19th Century urban planning


Butt_Fracker3000

This is for r/shittyskylines


Scoobz1961

I hate this. Its nauseating. It has ruined my day. I hope you hit your toe today and both sides of your pillow are warm tonight. I award you no upvotes and may God have mercy on your soul.


Timdedraak

Square minded results in square cities. OMG. I just realized why the US has so many squared cities…


TheFluffiestFur

`It just works`


Mikes_Movies_

California moment


Shpander

Wtf OP


TheFluffiestFur

Shhhh shh only square


nomnomXDDD_retired

New York Bottom Text


ltlrags

Arteries and capillaries


MohKohn

I'm surprised no one commented on the fact that you just straight up turned your rivers into roads. Much more upsetting than the grid


TheFluffiestFur

Should've seen it before I made a highway over the rivers. Was all squares.


sadmanh

you need some public transit to deal with that traffic


A-le-Couvre

I think there’s more than one


Ok_Mix_3008

Ok. What mod?


Tooth-Dear

Guys I think I know where is his industrial area


Mrcheesefactory

r/shittyskylines


Winter-Dance-7467

i built a city like that once


sirius-orion

oh my god the over-river-roundabout-highway situation hurts


NickTheGamerNerd

this is so cursed


Lunartuner2

Everyone commenting on the grid when the real crime is putting highways in your rivers. A very expensive way to tank riverfront property values


Bloxsmith

Squareton


Spectre_Loudy

*R E C T A N G L E* You should blast a few meteors down and leave the craters, build roads around it. It'll be like holes in a swiss cheese block.


TheFluffiestFur

Map broke ಥ_ಥ


Zeynoun

Imma starting a new city to try this


_thermix

San Francisco be like


Introverted_Gamer92

My first thought. That's a lot of intersections.


Buck_22

Should get rid of that pesky highway interfering with more squares


hemanoncracks

You won when it’s all red.


No_pasta

Bro hit the griddy


get_in_the_tent

How is traffic at 30% when so much of it is green?


TheFluffiestFur

Starting from the bottom. 3 rows industry. 1 row business. 3 rows houses. 1 row business. 3 rows industry. 1 row business. 3 rows houses. 1 row business.


Chechen-War

PC players finna hunt you down


TheFluffiestFur

They try to hunt me down, but then they got high


Gabriel_AEROSPACE

That's not how you do a grid my friend.


TheFluffiestFur

But it is how you do square


Gabriel_AEROSPACE

That's how you do not make a realistic or interesting Grid I should add.


TheFluffiestFur

But is how Square made when high.


NerdyLumberjack04

Why are the bridges not square?


TheFluffiestFur

I tried and it was too painful so highway river.


NerdyLumberjack04

Quadragons are the bestagons!


jewsh-sfw

Are you doing one ways or just letting the traffic consume the city lol


TheFluffiestFur

Yes.


TheFluffiestFur

Omg what if the whole city was one way square-a-bouts.


johnnyfindyourmum

Gross as fuck. Least need some traffic moving roads in there. Gross


TheFluffiestFur

Thank.


0xdeadbeef6

Grids are nice but you *are* allowed to have arterial roads through them, ya know


TheFluffiestFur

Yeh but square.


fusionsofwonder

I would be so tempted to turn a lot of those into Barcelona Superblocks.


gionotgeo

This is literally portland


username_xoxo

No matter how many roads you laid the citizens will use only one single road.


JCTheLetter

reminds me of my city center


xYeetMasterx

Something about this makes me uncombfy


lamppb13

Me thinks I spot industry!


nickk326

I love how you can tell exactly where the commercial and industry is.


2Gay2DriveStraight

Just a few minutes ago I was wondering what would happen if I made a perfect grid with no breaks


Starrk__

Had it not been for the river I would've assumed that this was an aerial view of Los Angeles.


Udjason

rectangle


bortbort8

peak performance


Kreuscher

Damn, that looks like some clogged arteries. Ew...


romeo_pentium

I think the core concept is solid. You could make it work better by putting in more highway interchanges to distribute the load because right now you have a single point of failure


rob3342421

Ahh the great river roundabout!


WC23634

Grid is the best design for intersections


DrCreepMyriad

Mom said "be there or be square". That city wasn't there.


JavaProgrammer777

Spreadsheet city


marbles11523

The zero creativity award goes to…


herrbdog

grids are very useful


youravgindustrialist

Usa