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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #41
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In Ontario/most of Canada, I think the most common two would be:
King Street/Road/Avenue (or a variation involving King)
Queen Street/Road/Avenue. (or a variation involving Queen)
Lake (something, usually Lakeshore or Lakeside). Street/Road/Avenue.
Confederation Road/Avenue/Steet

In Ontario there are a lot of roads named after the Aboriginals that inhabited the region or some sort of aboriginal word. I'm not sure if it's the same in the rest of the country, but I imagine it would be in B.C.

There are also a lot of number streets that stem back from the old concession farm days. I know of at least "3rd Lines" within an hour drive of where I live.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #42
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in Turkey, the founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's name is so common on roads. Atatürk Köprüsü, Atatürk Caddesi, Atatürk Bulvarı etc.

in Dokuma, one of the "Semt"s of Antalya has memorial names;
Mehmet Akif Cd (Writer of National anthem)
Rasih Kaplan Cd (MP of Antalya during the first years of the Republic)
Fikri Erten Cd (Founder of Antalya Museum)
Halide Edip Cd (A female activist supported the Independence activities on early 1920's.)
Orhan Veli Cd (Contemporary poet known with his Garip style.)

Also after the 1980 coup, "Kenan Evren" and "12 Eylül" names were common on Turkish streets and schools but changed after. As an example on Antalya; Kenan Evren Blv is unofficially called as Konyaaltı Cd and 12 Eylül Cd is changed to Hürriyet Cd now, it's officially 3809. Sokak.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 05:55 PM   #43
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In Spain, most of the streets in the low-density housing developments are named after birds, flowers or trees.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 06:47 PM   #44
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Štúrova ulica
SNP square/street
Ulica Pavla Orságha Hviezdoslava
Svätoplukova ulica
Hlavná ulica (Main street)
Ulica Cyrila a Metoda or Ulica Svätého Cyrila a Metoda (yes, in the past we had just one Slavonic language of Southern and Western Slavs )
-Local areas where streets go
- Towns, trees, countries
- Poets (many of them)
- Rivers
- People who you have to google
- Main street
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Old November 29th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #45
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Portugal:

Rua/Avenida/Praça da:

Liberdade
República
25 de Abril
Brasil
Moçambique
Angola
Timor
São Tomé
Cabo Verde
Guiné
Bissau
São/Santo/Santa x name

UK:
1. High Street
2. Station Road
3. Main Street
4. Park Road
5. Church Road
6. Church Street
7. London Road
8. Victoria Road
9. Green Lane
10. Manor Road
11. Church Lane
12. Park Avenue
13. The Avenue
14. The Crescent
15. Queens Road
16. New Road
17. Grange Road
18. Kings Road
19. Kingsway
20. Windsor Road
21. Highfield Road
22. Mill Lane
23. Alexander Road
24. York Road
25. St. John's Road
26. Main Road
27. Broadway
28. King Street
29. The Green
30. Springfield Road
31. George Street
32. Park Lane
33. Victoria Street
34. Albert Road
35. Queensway
36. New Street
37. Queen Street
38. West Street
39. North Street
40. Manchester Road
41. The Grove
42. Richmond Road
43. Grove road
44. South Street
45. School Lane
46. The Drive
47. North Road
48. Stanley Road
49. Chester Road
50. Mill Road

I got the UK ones from http://funky-facts.blogspot.com/2009...mes-in-uk.html

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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #46
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In Spain, most of the streets in the low-density housing developments are named after birds, flowers or trees.
In Huesca we are going to name the streets after abandoned villages. There are lots of them in the province!

And the most common street name in Spain is... Mayor (Main).
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #47
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[b]In Poland usually main streets going outside of city, leading to other major city, gets name of that city.

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But there also is a set of generic street names in almost each town taken from Germans after 1945. Most of those towns were indeed set up by Slavs, but the original streets names long forgotten, communists "struggled" to create something to fill the vacuum. Therefore a typical town in Lower Silesia will have these streets:
Pocztowa (Post Street)
Dworcowa/Kolejowa (Station/Railway Street)
Chrobrego or Mieszka (kings in 10/11th century)
Kościuszki (Polish-American general)
3 Maja (day of constitution)
etc.



PS other Polish cities that were spared such violent changes in history have more original names, such as Dog Street (my favourite), or street names with weird grammar. Or ul. Kubisia Puchatka (Winnie the Pooh st.).
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #48
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
The names depend whether town has Serbian, Croatian or Muslim majority

the most common names:
for state as whole:

Omladinska (Youth street)

Serbian part:
Ulica Svetog Save (Saint Sava - Serbian Prince of Zahumlje and Orthodox monk, the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Orthodox Church, the originator of Serbian legislation and literature, the founder of the Monastery of Hilandar on Mount Athos, and a diplomat.)

Ul. Vuka Karadžića (Serbian linguist and major reformer of the Serbian language, and deserves, perhaps, for his collections of songs, fairy tales, and riddles to be called the father of the study of Serbian folklore.)

Ul. Petra Kočića (Serbian poet, writer and politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Ul. Nikole Tesle (Serbian inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer)

Ul. Jovana Jovanovića Zmaja (one of the best-known Serbian poets)

Ulica Gavrila Principa (Bosnian Serb who was a Yugoslav nationalist associated with the movement Mlada Bosna)

Muslim part
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Ulica zlatnih ljiljana (Golden lilly street)

Šehidska ulica (Sehid street - sehid is martyr in islam)

Kulina Bana (Ban of Bosnia who ruled from 1180 to 1204 first as a vassal of the Byzantine Empire and then of the Kingdom of Hungary)

Ulica Džemala Bijedića (Yugoslav Communist politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the prime minister of Yugoslavia from 1971 until his death)

Sarajevska (Sarajevo st.)

Croatian part:

Franjo Tuđman (was the first President of Croatia)

Republike Hrvatske (Republic Croatia)

Hrvatskih velikana (Croatian splenors)

Hrvatskih branitelja (Croatian defenders)

ulice Gojka Šuška (Croatian politician, Croatian Minister of Defence from 1991 to 1998, and a close associate and personal friend of President Franjo Tuđman. In 1997, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia contemplated subpoenaing Šušak)

Ulica Janka Bobetka (Croatian Army general and Chief of the General Staff between 1992 and 1995 during Croatian War of Independence. Bobetko had been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia)

Uica Mate Bobana (Bosnian Croat politician and the only president of the short lived and self proclaimed Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia that existed between 1991-1994 during the Bosnian war)

Ulica HVO-a (Croatian Defence Council st.)
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #49
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Portugal:

Rua/Avenida/Praça da:

Liberdade
República
25 de Abril
Brasil
Moçambique
Angola
Timor
São Tomé
Cabo Verde
Guiné
Bissau
São/Santo/Santa x name

UK:
1. High Street
2. Station Road
3. Main Street
4. Park Road
5. Church Road
6. Church Street
7. London Road
8. Victoria Road
9. Green Lane
10. Manor Road
11. Church Lane
12. Park Avenue
13. The Avenue
14. The Crescent
15. Queens Road
16. New Road
17. Grange Road
18. Kings Road
19. Kingsway
20. Windsor Road
21. Highfield Road
22. Mill Lane
23. Alexander Road
24. York Road
25. St. John's Road
26. Main Road
27. Broadway
28. King Street
29. The Green
30. Springfield Road
31. George Street
32. Park Lane
33. Victoria Street
34. Albert Road
35. Queensway
36. New Street
37. Queen Street
38. West Street
39. North Street
40. Manchester Road
41. The Grove
42. Richmond Road
43. Grove road
44. South Street
45. School Lane
46. The Drive
47. North Road
48. Stanley Road
49. Chester Road
50. Mill Road

I got the UK ones from http://funky-facts.blogspot.com/2009...mes-in-uk.html
I'm surprised Front Street isn't on that list.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #50
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The following road names are quite common in Chinese town centres:

East/West/North/South Gate Street
Zhongshan Road
Liberation Road and, would you believe it,
Democratic Road.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #51
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Ul. Vuka Karadžića (Serbian linguist and major reformer of the Serbian language, and deserves, perhaps, for his collections of songs, fairy tales, and riddles to be called the father of the study of Serbian folklore.)

We also have street Karadžičova ulica but it was Ulica kráľa Žigmunda (Zsigmond király-Gasse, Zsigmond király-utca) in the past so it might be re-named.

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Old November 30th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #52
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Streets named after trees (Oak, Maple, Chestnut, Walnut, Elm etc) are pretty common here.

Also expect names like Main, Arch, High, Church, Market, Park in US towns.

Strangely enough, in New England, numbered streets (1st, 2nd, and so on) are relatively rare and street names change pretty rapidly depending on the town that you go in. Perhaps this is attributable to the fact that most do not have grids and were originally settled way before the car was invented.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 06:17 AM   #53
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Kamloops:

Numbered streets are on the North Shore. Numbered Avenues are on the south shore. Named Avenues and streets are on both shores.

Depending on where you are in the city, streets are named after trees (Birch, Alder, Spruce, etc.) People (Singh, Popp, Ollek, etc) Places (Alberni, Regina, Comox) And in two examples, a destination. (5A, often referred to as the Old Merritt Hwy and Lac Le Jeune Rd.)
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:56 AM   #54
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Perhaps this is attributable to the fact that most do not have grids and were originally settled way before the car was invented.
The grid street layout has nothing to do with automobility. Mainy railroad towns in the 1800's already had grids.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #55
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Once I read the most common street name in the US was 2nd street .
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I've tinkered a bit in data available at the web of our ministry of interior... so here we go, top 10 street names in CZ:

1. Zahradní (Garden st.)
2. Krátká (Short st.)
3. Nádražní (Station st.)
4. Školní (School st.)
5. Polní (Field st.)
6. Luční (Meadow st.)
7. Komenského (Comenius st.)
8. Nová (New st.)
9. Husova (Huss st.)
10. Družstevní (Cooperative st.)

Pretty generic, as one would expect.
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3. Nádražní (Station st.)
Nádražní ulice is in every single town.

I'd like to find something like that for Slovakia.
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You mean Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim or Croat, Serbian, Bosniak right ?
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Old November 30th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #59
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In brazil :

Avenues:

Avenida (plural: Avenidas) Independencia (independence)
Avenida Brasil (Brazil)
Avenida Gertúlio Vargas
Avenida republica (republic)
Avenida Presidente ..._____... (President)
Avenida Central (Central)
Avenida São Paulo (brazilian state)
Avenida Minas Gerais (brazilian state)
Avenida Europa (europe)
Avenida Governador (governor)
Avenida professor (Professor)
Avenida América
Avenida Beira Mar (sea)
Avenida Floresta (Forest)
Avenida Janeiro(January) Fevereiro(February) Março(March) Novembro(November)...Dezembro(December)


Streets:

Rua (plural:Ruas) Brasil
Rua 1/Um
Rua 2/Dois
Rua central
Rua Marechal .....
Rua Brasilia
Rua Tiradentes
Rua Nossa senhora de/da.....(catholic's saints)
Rua JK
Rua Campos ....
Rua presidente ....
Rua liberdade (liberty)
Rua do Canal
Rua Norte ( north)
Rua Sul (south)
Rua amazonia
Rua tropical
Rua Estação (station)
Rua Vitória (victory)
Rua da Cooperativa (cooperative)

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I would say that the most common street name in South Africa is probably Church Street (Kerkstraat). Most towns were started with the building of a church (usually the Dutch Reformed Church) and the street leading to it was named Church Street.

Another very common name (possibly as common as Church Street) is Voortrekker Road (Voortrekkerweg) or Voortrekker Street (Voortrekkerstraat) after the 19th century pioneers. Almost every town has one.

Other than that street names are a great hotch-potch, especially in suburbs built from the second half of the 20th century onwards. Often the planners would get a theme for a block of streets, say flowers or trees or places in Britain or France. My favourite is probably the part of Mitchells Plain where they are named after aircraft: Spitfire, Tiger Moth, Zero, Cessna, Boeing, Heinkel, Liberator, Catalina, Lysander etc.

In the next section there is an astronomical theme with Saturn, Andromeda, Southern Cross and Melkweg (Milky Way) and next door minerals and gems with Gold, Silver, Pearl etc.

In the Cape Town area the freeways also have a mixture of names. The first part of the N1 is Table Bay Boulevard and the N2 has sections called Eastern Boulevard and Settlers Way. The M5 is Black River Parkway north of the N2, after the river it is next to and Kromboom Parkway to the south (named after a type of tree). The southern part of the M3 is the Simon van der Stel Freeway after an early governor of the Cape. The R300 is named the Cape Flats Freeway in the south and Kuilsriver Freeway in the north, both geographical names.
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