How streets, roads, and avenues are different
How streets, roads, and avenues are different
There’s a method to the madness of classifying roads.
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A street is a road but a road isn’t always a street. A road can also be an avenue or a boulevard—it’s the general term for anything that connects two points. From there, the names of roads can be shaped by their environment and/or the form of the road. A drive is a long winding road that can be shaped by mountains or a lake. Place is a narrow road with no throughway. And just as there is no rule book to building a city, these roads and other don’t always correspond with their described classifications.
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i live in a boulevard
I may have to create a chart with diagrams to understand it more clearly. 🤓
We in Rochester NY call it an "expressway". Our thruways have tolls.
I hear it called highway, or freeway from other places. Interesting!
civil engineers vs monster truck rallies. The answer is so much clearer now that I KNOW what the function of a junction is for…IT IS THE X and not the t. Making videos make sense but I still believe I would try and make it a little less confusing for tourists in LA, since NOBODY WALKS IN California/ EVER- NO MATTER WHAT. Public transportation makes people take the time to care about others in away , that maybe even I couldnt have understood until I lived there..which to be honest I never have. Strange I never have had an address in LOS ANGELES AS MY PRINCIPLE RESIDENCY/ although if I ever leave the states I’m sure It would be easier to say Thats where im from, I BELIEVE MALIBU has some nice views if you have the means. however there is a place called skid row that has alot of people in it that still need help. regardless of whatever bologna oscar meyer spells it with to make it look better than it is
here in St. Louis we name almost all of our residential streets avenues and every couple boulevards is named a boulevard while the rest are avenues
*Laughs in Stroad*
A lot of the roads in my city don’t follow these naming conventions
you guys really nail it 😙😙😙😙good contents
Him: a drive is a windy road with trees on both sides
Rodeo Drive: Am I a joke to you?
who’s more confused lol
In Indonesia, we simply call it JALAN
What about WAY? That’s what I live off of.
Grove Street, Home ❌
Vox: Grove Court, Home ✔️
This makes no sense tbh 😂
Why dont city planners agree on rules?????
3:28 I literally jumped up thinking the door bell rang.
Jesus christ. That sound in the video is so out of place ?!
My brain right now be like 🧐🤨🤔
Lol this video just moved me from not knowing to deeply confused
Missing from that video is what traditionally was named a street vs avenue. Usually avenues ran parallel to the main body of water around which the city was built, while streets ran perpendicular to it. Still holds true to this day in most cities with a river running through it or a lake besides it
That’s awesome, but I bet we need a longer and slower explanation, don’t we? 😐
things went down after way
After watching this I still don’t understand the differences. It just goes in my brain, and then out. You could say I’m JFK!
this is so funny
Me a European who doesn’t even know what’s an avenue:
Just call everything *street*
Now I know why it’s called Mulholland Drive 😀
Yea drive around Atlanta and see how wrong this is
I still don’t get it
and i still dont know what a grove is
eh.. so.. there is no rule, in conclusion. right?
Cities skyline player: Yes
these fellas got the educational video speedrun world record quick summaries%
how about Parade?
Way,Court makes sense,but boulevard,road,street don’t make sense,they seem the same.
I’m so f confused
I think the video should have been a 8 min not a 4 min because this is complicated and confusing if you want to actually understand.
In germany we say "Straße"
English is difficult man, sometimes it just doesn’t make sense
I live on Bend. Figure that one out.
The world: USA.
ROADS ARE ROADS
Too much to absorb everything with one watch.
America: this is a street and this is a parkway
Meanwhile in my country: road is road
I have two routes I can use to get to a nearby city from where I live. One is called a highway, the other is called an interstate. Now I have a basic understanding of the difference. They both generally allow the same speeds (both max out at 75) but physically they are structured differently. The highway passes through a few rural towns and doesn’t have on/off-ramps, just standard intersections without stoplights. It’s a really long two-lane road. The interstate has the on/off-ramps and is divided, like a freeway. It cuts through the middle of nowhere and has a couple small towns near it, but doesn’t pass through them.
Street : Jalan
Road : Jalan
Avenue : Jalan
Alleyway : Gang
Not quite different, eh?
I got this on my drivers ed online thing