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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #21
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I like the history behind the street and highway names that everyone has given.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #22
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As I stated with Wilmington nd other places in the Delaware Valley, many cities and towns were connected to each other during Colonial times by turnpikes, which were toll roads. Those toll roads exist today as regular roads. Just like in the Wilmington area, these roads tend to bear the name of where they lead to.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is another city like Wilmington in this respect. Here are some of the old turnpikes, which radiate out from the city:

Lititz Pike
Oregon Pike
Harrisburg Pike
Philadelphia Pike
New Holland Pike
Manheim Pike
Fruitville Pike
Marietta Pike
Millersville Pike
Beaver Valley Pike
New Danville Pike
Willow Street Pike
Strasburg Pike
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #23
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Like Wilmington and Lancaster, the Philadelphia metro area also has roads that follow old turnpike routes that connect to other places. Most of these roads bear the names of the cities and towns that they go to, like Wilmington and Lancaster, but many are named for other palce that they went to: streets, industries, etc.

West Chester Pike
Baltimore Pike
Chester Pike
Ridge Pike
Germantown Pike
Limekiln Pike
Huntingdon Pike
Bristol Pike
Bridgetown Pike
Bustleton Pike
2ns Street Pike
Bethlehem Pike
Butler Pike
Skipjack Pike
DeKalb Pike
Penllyn Pike
Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Paoli Pike
Pottstown Pike
Downtingtown Pike
Wilmington Pike
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Old August 8th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #24
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Common street names in your region or country

What are some common street names in your region or country? Some common names can be grouped into a common category, some are random. This is not to be confused with street name suffixes. (Discuss street name suffixes here.)

Some common street names in the U.S.:

Numbers: 1st Street, 2nd Street, 3rd Street, etc. I've personally seen as high as 146th Street, I believe there are places in the Plains and West that go into the 200s.

Presidents: Washington Street, Adams Street, Jefferson Street, Madison Street, Jackson Street, Van Buren Street, etc. Washington, Jefferson, and Madison seem to be the most prominent.

Trees: Walnut Street, Oak Street, Elm Street, Cedar Street, Maple Street, Pine Street, Spruce Street, etc. Elm and Walnut seem to be the most prominent.

States: Delaware Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Maryland Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, Florida Avenue, etc. Delaware and Pennsylvania seem to be the most prominent.

Random prominent names: Main Street, Broad Street, State Street, Union Street, Market Street, Church Street, Mill Street, Center Street, Atlantic Street, New Street, Water Street, North Street, South Street, King Street.

Any others?
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Old August 8th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #25
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We,in Hungary,mainly have famous people's name,or city names. That's all.
Most common is Kossuth utca,there is one in almost every settlement.
For city names,we have,eg Fiumei út,which means road leading to Fiume(Rijeka),
or Üllői út,meaning road leading to Üllő(a settlement east from Budapest).
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Old August 8th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #26
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Netherlands:

Hoofdstraat (Main Street)
Rijksweg (State Road)
Rijksstraatweg (statestreetroad) (kind of double named)
Interchange Prins Clausplein (royalty)
Interchange Europaplein (Europe square) (in this case, the "square" is a cloverleaf)

And a lot of streets are named after rivers in the Netherlands, like Waal, Rijn, Maas, IJssel, Zwartewater, Vecht, Lek, Merwede, Grevelingen, Volkerak, Krammer (the last 3 being former estuaries, now lakes).

A lot of roads are named after former mayors, and famous people from the middle ages, but we don't usually name streets after living persons.

Motorway interchanges are named mostly to geographic location, mostly a village nearby, or a geographic feature. Interchanges aren't usually named after the largest city they being in. (you can't find an interchange name that is named after Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague etc). A difference to other country's may be that our motorway interchanges aren't numbered, but exits are, so sometimes, there may be even 2 interchanges between 2 exit numbers. (Like between exit 25 and 26 on the A12 near Arnhem, there are two interchanges in between; IC Grijsoord and IC Waterberg).
The Dutch word for interchange is "Knooppunt".
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Old August 8th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #27
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Germany: Mostly

(local) famous names (Kurt-Schumacher-Straße, Freiherr-von-Stein-Straße, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage, Karl-Deichmann-Allee, Heinrich-te-Poel-Straße, Adickesallee, Ebertplatz, Laurentiusallee)

river names (Rheinstraße, Wiedstraße, Siegstraße, Saarstraße)

place names (Herschbacher Weg, Frankfurter Straße, Danziger Straße, Kürenzer Straße)

places inside towns (Bahnhofstraße, Kirchstraße, Am Backhaus, Industriestraße, Schlossstraße)

trees (Lindenstraße, Birkenweg, Tannenweg, Fichtenstraße)

or the names/jobs of the people who lived there in midage (Brotstraße, Fleischstraße, Gerbergasse, Judengasse)

Main Steet is Hauptstraße (most towns have it)

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Old August 8th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #28
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I've seen SW 404th St once. It's in Florida, US, a few miles from Florida City-Homestead, at the gateway to the keys. That high number is because it's in the outskirts of Miami-Dade Metro area.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #29
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Portugal

I'm only going to post the road'd name cince it could be road, street etc...

República (Republic).
25 de Abril (25th April).
Brasil (Brazil).

Those are the most common.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #30
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In the US, Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #31
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In Poland usually main streets going outside of city, leading to other major city, gets name of that city. For example, in my home cty - Wroclaw ,ulica Krakowska (Krakow str.) is the street that runs in Krakow direction. And because traveling from Wroclaw to Krakow you have to pass through Opole and Katowice, the street before gets out of city, changes its name twice, to Opolska str. and Katowicka str.
In Poland there are also common streets named after ,
national heroes
fames ppl.
major historical events
trees
rivers
trades (smithing str. butchery str. shuemakers str. etc )
foreign countries (French str. Serb str. Ukrainian str. Czech str. etc )
foreign cities ( Belgrade str. Paris str. etc)
fisical traits ( strait str. croocked str. long str. short str. wide str. narrow str. etc)


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Old August 9th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #32
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In Caracas you can find streets or avenues by:

Important persons in the Americas history:

Bolivar Av.
Miranda Av.
Soublette Av.
Sucre Av.
San Martin Av.
O'Higgins Av.
Lincoln Av.
Lazo Marti Av.
Páez Av.
Andres Bello Av.
Washington St.
etc...

Spanish Speaking Countries:

Peru St.
Colombia St.
Spain St.
Argentina St.
Venezuela St.
Mexico St.
Ecuador St.
Bolivia St.
etc...

World Cities:

Paris Av.
London Av.
New York Av.
Tehran Av.
Milan Av.
Madrid Av.
Rio de Janeiro Av.
etc...

In the Downtown is a combination between numbers and geographical position:

East 1
North 4
West 6
South 10
etc...

For some neighborhoods you could find particular cases:

in Bello Monte for example, by artists or scientific personalities:

- Newton St.
- Einstein St.
- Da Vinci St.
- Beethoven St.
- Miguel Angel St.
etc...

but in the majority of cases by numbers or letters in each zone.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #33
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in cyprus is very common to name streets after people
makariou avenue(first president of cyprus)
homer avenue etc
or give the name of a greek island or historic city
leoforos athinon
leoforos constantinoupoleos
odos argyrokastrou (only in nicosia there are 7 streets with this name)
leoforos makedonias etc
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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #34
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Most common street name in France must be Avenue du Général de Gaulle... almost every city/town has one! Otherwise I would say Avenue de la République.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #35
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Some more street names in The Neterlands:
Dorpsstraat = village street
Statenweg
Hoogstraat
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Old August 9th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #36
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I think 99,999% of Estonian streetnames end with a vocal letter. Some common names:

Jõe(River) street
Jaama(station) street
Turu(market) street

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Possibly the creepiest street to live on is Graveyard road.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #37
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I think 99,999% of Estonian streetnames end with a vocal letter.
Which is probably because all the Estonian street names are in genitive form, aren't they? For example the genitive for the word 'jaam' is 'jaama', also a street name that can be seen above.

In Finland the street names refer to locations, cities to which the roads lead, city activities, remarkable persons etc.

In Helsinki there are quite a bunch of streets named with human names, as Aleksanterinkatu, Liisankatu, Albertinkatu, Mariankatu and several others. Many of these refer to remarkable Russian persons from previous centuries.

In general, common street names in Finland (some which can be found in many cities) include Rauhankatu ("Peace Street"), Torikatu ("Market Street"), Keskuskatu ("Central Street"), Vapaudenkatu ("Freedom Street"), Asemakatu ("Station Street").
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Old August 10th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #38
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In Caracas you can find streets or avenues by:
very cool. I like the mix of categories and names in Caracas.
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Which is probably because all the Estonian street names are in genitive form, aren't they? For example the genitive for the word 'jaam' is 'jaama', also a street name that can be seen above.
That's correct.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #40
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Quebec's:

Saint(e) anything.

Montreal, for example, is known as North America's City of Saints because a large fraction of its street names (or names period) start with Saint or Sainte.

(By the way, Montreal's East End's been kind of heartbroken since yesterday, coz, the evening before, an 81-year-old volunteering nun was found murdered, which city police suspect to have been committed by one of her ward.)
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