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Melbourne central business district

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The Hoddle Grid is the layout of the streets of the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.

Named after its designer, Robert Hoddle, the Grid was laid out in 1837. It is one mile long by half a mile wide, and orientated with its long axis rotated slightly anticlockwise of the east-west plane, to better align with the course of the Yarra River. However, most Melburnians consider the Grid's streets to be aligned either east-west or north-south.

East-west Streets

These streets run parallel to the Yarra River.

1 One-way to the west; two-way between Market and Spencer Streets
2 One-way to the west; two-way between King and Spencer Streets
3 One-way to the west
4 One-way to the east

North-south Streets

These streets run perpendicular to the Yarra River.

1 Market Street only runs between Flinders and Collins Streets, and is the single major deviation in the Grid.

Surrounding localities

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