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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2016, 03:37:56 PM »

And a couple more:
John Muir Freeway

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SR 4 is also known as the John Muir Parkway from I-80 in Hercules to I-680 near Martinez, named for the environmentalist John Muir.

Its name is Parkway, but it has been upgraded to freeway for a while now.
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2016, 05:34:09 PM »

the FritzOwl Memorial Highway being an US route
the Ethanman62187 Memorial Freeway being I-366 with an 85 mph speed limit,
the TheAlan360 Memorial Goat Path being and not being a goat path

These actually deserve extra credit, if you ask me.  If you design and post a route shield for TheAlan360 Memorial Goat Path, I'll give you a gold crown.  It will be prohibited to wear said crown any day except yesterday, of course, the violation of which is both required by law and punishable by burning at the stake.  VIVA EL CHIVO...
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2016, 10:27:10 PM »

And a couple more:
John Muir Freeway

Is your Google broken?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Route_4
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SR 4 is also known as the John Muir Parkway from I-80 in Hercules to I-680 near Martinez, named for the environmentalist John Muir.

Its name is Parkway, but it has been upgraded to freeway for a while now.

Hahahaha actually I appreciate that this was brought up...I never considered the massive irony in that road name until just now.
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2016, 04:38:24 PM »

Hahahaha actually I appreciate that this was brought up...I never considered the massive irony in that road name until just now.

Yup. I thought they would never name a freeway after an enviromentalist, only to find it has already happened. Anyway, here are another three that will never exist:
Appalachian Freeway
Continental Divide Freeway
Pacific Crest Freeway

Also, I've mentioned a couple times there will never be a street named after a disease. This doesn't rule out the possibilty of a street named after someone whose last name happens to name a disease, like this rue in Marseille(s), France.
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2016, 05:47:40 PM »

Hodgkins Road, Smithfield, IL
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2016, 07:02:44 PM »

This thread has devolved into a mix of (1) street names that do actually exist but the member neglected to bother doing a cursory Google search first, and (2) silly names that only bear resemblance to street names by the addition of "Hwy" or "St" at the end. We seem to have run out of truly clever ones.

I was about to suggest "Hwy 0", but Wikipedia lists two highways with that number, in Belgium and Hungary. That makes me wonder, are there any highways with true fractions as their number? e.g. Route 6˝?
There are counties that didn't really feel like putting any effort into naming their roads and use whole numbers and letters for section line roads with fractions for in-between roads. The intersection of 19 1/2 Road and J 2/10 Road in Fruita, CO, for example.
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2016, 09:01:38 PM »

This thread has devolved into a mix of (1) street names that do actually exist but the member neglected to bother doing a cursory Google search first, and (2) silly names that only bear resemblance to street names by the addition of "Hwy" or "St" at the end. We seem to have run out of truly clever ones.

I was about to suggest "Hwy 0", but Wikipedia lists two highways with that number, in Belgium and Hungary. That makes me wonder, are there any highways with true fractions as their number? e.g. Route 6˝?
There are counties that didn't really feel like putting any effort into naming their roads and use whole numbers and letters for section line roads with fractions for in-between roads. The intersection of 19 1/2 Road and J 2/10 Road in Fruita, CO, for example.

Oh yeah, I'm quite familiar with local road names including fractions. But signed route numbers is another thing.
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #82 on: July 15, 2016, 02:13:05 AM »

You will never see a Badger Rd in Minnesota or a Packer Dr there. You will never see a Vikings St in Wisconsin.

There's a Green Bay Avenue in Sturgeon Lake, MN.
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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2016, 12:27:04 AM »

Was going to say Richard M. Nixon Freeway, but california has that.

And also Parkway.

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Re: Street/Highway names that will never exist
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2016, 08:47:53 AM »

This thread has devolved into ... silly names that only bear resemblance to street names by the addition of "Hwy" or "St" at the end. We seem to have run out of truly clever ones.

Pinochet Petting Zoo Lane

Thank you for proving my point.
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