posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 09:54 AM
OP, I can not speak for all cities in the US; however, here in Dallas, Texas most, if not all, of our major streets are laid out on a grid, with
streets going N/S & E/W. I have been driving these streets for so long that I can tell what direction I am driving without putting any thought into
it; however, my wife (who is not originally from Dallas) still gets confused sometimes.
Also, for me, I have been a lifetime outdoors man (camping, hunting, hiking, etc.), so I have developed an internal compass of sorts. I may not have
the exact coordinates down, but I can generally tell what direction I am going while walking on foot through the woods both day and night.