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Author Topic: Shortest Through Street/Road  (Read 904 times)

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Re: Shortest Through Street/Road
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2019, 02:08:30 PM »

Malt St in Weedsport, NY is 89 feet long.  Ever since I first I saw it as a kid, I've wondered "What's the point?".  I suppose it could be used as a bypass for the intersection just to the north, but there's no turn restriction there, and it looks like a tractor-trailer would have enough room to turn if they took it wide.  I've never seen anyone use Malt St as a bypass.


I guess it's to let drivers heading northwest on Erie Dr access the Dunkin' Donuts?
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Re: Shortest Through Street/Road
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2019, 04:15:13 PM »

Malt St in Weedsport, NY is 89 feet long.  Ever since I first I saw it as a kid, I've wondered "What's the point?".  I suppose it could be used as a bypass for the intersection just to the north, but there's no turn restriction there, and it looks like a tractor-trailer would have enough room to turn if they took it wide.  I've never seen anyone use Malt St as a bypass.
I guess it's to let drivers heading northwest on Erie Dr access the Dunkin' Donuts?

Actually, I wish that type of thing was done more often. Saves local traffic from having to make the sharp almost U-turn at the main intersection.
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Re: Shortest Through Street/Road
« Reply #27 on: Today at 01:15:44 PM »

Powers Place in Los Angeles is only 13 feet.  The entire street is basically a median cut-through, but the median separates two low traffic two-way streets, not a one-way pair.

http://www.laalmanac.com/transport/tr01r.php

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0454974,-118.2805735,3a,75y,169.82h,72.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0_MHPQKSHGTLAMmWdUAvOQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Shortest Through Street/Road
« Reply #28 on: Today at 02:02:45 PM »

Powers Place in Los Angeles is only 13 feet.  The entire street is basically a median cut-through, but the median separates two low traffic two-way streets, not a one-way pair.

http://www.laalmanac.com/transport/tr01r.php

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0454974,-118.2805735,3a,75y,169.82h,72.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0_MHPQKSHGTLAMmWdUAvOQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Looks like Powers Place is about 40 feet, not 13 feet.
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Re: Shortest Through Street/Road
« Reply #29 on: Today at 02:57:00 PM »

Nelly Street in Wakefield (MA) is 360 feet long.  Connects Broadway and Bartley Street.
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