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One giant map featuring every road in America

Where we're going, we really need roads

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This map, featuring every road in the United States of America, assembled by Reddit user WestCoastBestCoast94, looks like a cartographer's dream come true. It doesn't take an expert to glean information from the map, like the location of major cities — dark, tight webs — and mountains — long, thin stretches of white.

You can find more debatable takeaways within this map, too. For me, it reads like a testament to the ingenuity and strength of the American roadway, and a critique of its astounding inefficiency.

I've included five of America's finest states below, but you can find all 50 states here.

Update: Credit to commenter cass4504 for linking to Fathom's All Streets project. The maps can be purchased for $40 at the company's website.

Via: The Washington Post

Source: WestCoastBestCoast94 on Reddit

The roads of the United States