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i live on a ___________
street 4
avenue 3
drive 3
boulevard 0
court 1
road 0
lane 2
something else 6
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Posted: 03 December 2008 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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this is a poll created purely out of curiosity with little to no use.

i didn’t realize there were so many terms for street/road:
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Posted: 03 December 2008 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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the last two places i lived at didnt have a street/road.  its just broadway or spectrum

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Posted: 05 December 2008 03:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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we call lanes “sois”

i live on soi 10.

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Posted: 05 December 2008 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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wasabi - 03 December 2008 03:05 PM

the last two places i lived at didnt have a street/road.  its just broadway or spectrum

Likewise - It’s a pain cuz when people ask addresses they always ask “is that street or road”. So now I automatically say “… no street, road, blvd or anything”. I know it’s petty, but I would say what it was if it had anything.

Does it matter anyway. Postal stuff gets there by zip code mostly. I know SF has 16th street and 16th ave, but they are in different zips.

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Posted: 05 December 2008 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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^ i hate places that have roads that have the same name but different street/rd ie NY has 16th ave, 16th st, and 16th rd, its so confusing if your not paying attention one can get seriously lost.  Or the streets that have have direction associated with it ie DC.  16th E is a different street from 16th W.

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Posted: 05 December 2008 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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^ that reminds me of seattle/bellvue/redmond.

in the past few years i’ve lived on two drives, a parkway, a road and a terrace.

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Posted: 05 December 2008 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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^^ Really?  Cuz I think it’s a great system.  I can find almost any address without using a map under that system.

5901 NE 10th St ---> I know it’s in the NE part of the city.  10 blocks north of the center and 59 blocks east of Main St.  I also know that it’ll be on north side of the street.

However, it does get confusing.  I live in a 60th and 60th neighborhood (where 60th ave and 60th st intersect) and there’s a diagonal main street.  So as you’re driving on that street you’ll hit the following streets in this order:  59th ave, 58th st, 60th ave, 60th pl, 59st

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Posted: 05 December 2008 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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^ The problem with both is that it only makes sense if you have lived in the area for a while.  By then you understand the logic of the system.  But if you haven’t then it gets confusing because most of the time i only pay attention to the name not the street ( ave, st, rd, ln, etc)

There is some logic to the NE, NW, E, W but to me when I see the direction i assume its the direction I am traveling towards.  So when i see S 1st i assume its because i’m traveling south not that I on the south part of the map.  and I also assume that if i were to go in the reverse direction it would be N 1st.

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Posted: 05 December 2008 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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You should try Salt Lake City.  I found that incredibly confusing.  They have stuff like

W N Temple St.
E N Temple St.
W S Temple St.
E S Temple St.
N W Temple St.
S W Temple St.
There’s no N/S E Temple St. because that’s called N/S State Street.

Then their numbered streets are like
N 300 W
S 300 W
S 300 E
W 300 S
W 300 N
E 300 N
E 300 S

But E 300 S is also known as Broadway, and at the same time it’s known as E 3rd S, but it’s completely different from 3rd Ave, which is a different area on the map.  And E 300 N is the same as 6th Ave.

They do have a system, but the multiple names just screw it all up.

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Posted: 06 December 2008 11:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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