As we get more used to living in Phoenix, one of the things that I appreciate is living on the grid. After many years in the Bay Area, life on the grid feels easier. I have never been a big fan of freeways as I like to wander a bit more.
This morning I took the freeways to pick-up a rental car, but then figured out that I could take surface streets easily back to our home. There are a few places where the streets don’t quite connect as you think they should due to highways being added or dead-end streets. In general, you can get just about anywhere that you could get on the freeway in Phoenix almost as quickly as on the freeway.