Why Don’t Cities Use Hexagon Blocks?

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Most cities have streets with gridded, organic, or cul-de-sac patterns. Why don’t they use hexagons? They can be tiled indefinitely and create safer intersections.

This video relied on this great article:
Ben-Joseph, E., & Gordon, D. (2000). Hexagonal planning in theory and practice. Journal of Urban Design, 5(3), 237-265.

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Written by Dave Amos
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