Ladd Lane is an approximately 0.75-mile-long city street located in Hollister of San Benito County, California. Ladd Lane until recently was an unremarkable four lane city street located amid several newer neighborhoods. Ladd Lane would become famous during July 2022 when it was the subject of an apparently botched restriping and resurfacing project. The bizarre striping patterns of Ladd Lane were picked up by several news agencies and it came to be known as the "Wonky Street." Ladd Lane facing northward from Talbot Drive can be seen towards apparently botched traffic lines in the blog cover photo.
Part 1; how Ladd Lane became the so-called "Wonky Street"
As noted in the intro Ladd Lane is a relatively modern street in Hollister which is lined by several newer neighborhoods. Google Street View images display Ladd Lane existing as far back as 2007, the exact year of construction isn't fully clear. Below Ladd Lane as a contrast to the blog cover photo can be seen facing north towards Talbot Drive in an April 2015 Google Street View image. In the April 2015 image Ladd Lane is seen as a four-lane road complete with shoulder bike lanes and a 45 mile per hour speed limit.