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**block**is the area of buildings surrounded by road on all four sides. For example, here is a map of New York. The red square is**one block**, being bounded by Broadway, Amsterdam Ave, 149th and 150th St. To say go**one block**means to travel the distance from**one**street corner to the next corner.Also asked, how many times around a city block is a mile?

That's using the estimate that 2,000 steps equals about one

**mile**, or 5,280 feet.**How many**steps**around**a standard-sized**city block**? Ten**city blocks**equal**around**a**mile**— approximately 2,000 steps equal a**mile**. Given those numbers, one**block**is roughly 200 steps.How long is a 0.5 mile walk?

Miles to Kilometers and Walking Time Calculator Charts

Miles | Kilometers | Moderate Walk |
---|---|---|

0.5 | 0.8 | 8 |

1.0 mi. | 1.6 km | 15 min. |

1.1 | 1.8 | 17 |

1.2 | 1.9 | 18 |

How long is a street block?

Oblong blocks range considerably in width and length. The standard block in Manhattan is about 264 by 900 feet (

**80 m**× 274 m); and in some U.S. cities standard blocks are as wide as 660 feet (200 m).