I wanted to build this city a bit differently than the other cities I have built. I really tried to step out of my comfort zone and experiment. I call it "Everdale".
I started off with a Chicago-style city center. I placed a round-a-bout and connected as many avenues as possible, I ran the avenues out, the diagonal avenues run just past the CBD, the horizontal and vertical avenues run out of the CBD and into highways that connect four neighboring cities.
Everdale is surrounded by an interstate beltway which connects 8 nearby cities.
This is a region map. I tried to start out keeping all of the cities connected by rail, but as you can see I forgot to include that when I start the Everdale area.
Obviously this is a little advanced in the timeline. I'll go into the creation and progress of the city in a later post.