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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #825 on: September 04, 2020, 01:39:45 PM »

How mature, Chester.*
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #826 on: September 05, 2020, 11:52:44 AM »

Google Maps is turning up five instances of [Camino Street] in the USA:  Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Texas.

All the while nobody in Santa Clarita seems to get that “The Old Road” is also likely a cheeky reference to “El Camino Viejo.”


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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #827 on: September 05, 2020, 10:55:21 PM »

A business development in Tukwilla, Washington is Andover Park.  They have two parallel roads: Andover Park West and Andover Park East.  Andover Park West is on the Metro 150 bus route, so one time the Metro map maker christened the name Andover Parkway for the bus to travel on in the schedule map. 
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #828 on: September 10, 2020, 08:25:21 PM »

I thought we had a "Redundant Street Names" thread somewhere, but I couldn't find it.

Strasse Boulevard, west of Punta Gorda, Florida.

Strasse (or Straße) is German for road/street.

Also, Punta Gorda roughly translates as "fat point" from Spanish to English, no?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #829 on: September 10, 2020, 10:31:28 PM »

Similar to that, in Toronto, there's a main street called Avenue Road. Also, in the slightly weird street names, we have a local street named East Street....which runs north and south (with "N" & "S "designations on the signage). I'm sure it was named after someone rather than the direction, but I've always found it strange.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #830 on: September 11, 2020, 08:20:29 AM »

Also, in the slightly weird street names, we have a local street named East Street....which runs north and south (with "N" & "S "designations on the signage). I'm sure it was named after someone rather than the direction, but I've always found it strange.
Maybe at one time it was the eastern edge of the city?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #831 on: September 11, 2020, 10:39:44 AM »

Wichita has Southeast Blvd, Southwest Blvd, and West St—and they're all major roads.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #832 on: September 11, 2020, 09:47:56 PM »

Also, in the slightly weird street names, we have a local street named East Street....which runs north and south (with "N" & "S "designations on the signage). I'm sure it was named after someone rather than the direction, but I've always found it strange.
Maybe at one time it was the eastern edge of the city?
That's the method used for the original grid for Raleigh, North Carolina:  North Street, East Street, South Street and West Street.  Much of the original grid layout still exists, although a fairly significant portion of North Street has been eliminated for the Legislative Building complex and the city entrance from Capital Boulevard as it splits into Salisbury Street (southbound) and McDowell Street (northbound).  Certainly not a weird name here, but searching for East Street can drive Google nuts (even worse on other search engines).
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #833 on: September 22, 2020, 01:49:32 AM »

Monster Road in Renton, WA. Named for a farmer (Charles A.) that lived in the area where the road currently runs.

I am completely stunned that no one mentioned this one yet. Especially ErmineNotyours, since he's so familiar with Renton.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #834 on: September 24, 2020, 10:12:56 PM »

Monster Road in Renton, WA. Named for a farmer (Charles A.) that lived in the area where the road currently runs.

I am completely stunned that no one mentioned this one yet. Especially ErmineNotyours, since he's so familiar with Renton.

When the Family Fun Center opened on a tail of the road separated from the main road by a closed rail crossing, they changed the name to Fun Center Way.  Isn't Monster Road a more fun name than Fun Center Way?

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TUKWILA

After some confusion as to whether a Monster Road really exists in Tukwila, an old part of Southwest Grady Way has a new name.

Council members voted to rename the stretch of road "Fun Center Way" because of a new Family Fun Center that is scheduled to open next year near the old alignment of Grady Way, cornered between Interurban Avenue South and Southwest Grady Way.

The name change was at the request of the developer.

The El Cajon, Calif., company plans to have go-carts, miniature golf, a restaurant and hotel.

Initially, when the company proposed the name change to the City Council, many concerned residents, including members of the Monster family now living in Enumclaw, thought it wanted to rename Monster Road. The area was settled by John Monster around 1880.

After some research, city officials found that there was no problem, because Monster Road is in Renton, not in Tukwila.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #835 on: October 24, 2020, 01:13:30 AM »

Not necessarily a street, but there is a tiny town in Arizona named "why".
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #837 on: October 24, 2020, 02:25:19 AM »

Not necessarily a street, but there is a tiny town in Arizona named "why".

A very good question.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #838 on: October 24, 2020, 07:39:19 PM »

This would make more sense if it was spelled “wye”, or even just “Y”. But I guess, Why not?



Forgot to add why I was posting:

Better not take this road, you might be in traffic for a while...
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #839 on: October 26, 2020, 09:32:47 AM »

This would make more sense if it was spelled “wye”, or even just “Y” ...

That is, in fact, the etymology of the town's name.  When it was being named, there was a Y-junction of roads there.  Town names couldn't be a single letter, so they couldn't name it just Y.

Better not take this road, you might be in traffic for a while...

And see, here I was thinking, What other kind of street is there?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #840 on: October 26, 2020, 01:35:38 PM »

When the Shunpiking is too literal.

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