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463 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by falconwing

Do you know what the process is for how a new street is named?

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18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/3/02 - 6:51:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Easy. You tell everybody what it is and hope they'll believe you.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/3/02 - 6:57:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Should I?
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/24/02 - 2:18:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Streets tend to have themed names around here. For example, near me are a selection of streets named after Scottish lakes. There's another area where they're all poets.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/25/02 - 6:23:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
A large tract of land in our town was bought for a new neighborhood and the houses built on it by a contractor (who had also purchased the tract) named the streets after his children.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 3/29/02 - 11:53:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's a municipal process than involves input from the community, goes through city engineer and planning commission, and ultimately is approved by the city council. Street name proposals usually stem from community movements or the decisions of the developers who build the housing or shops on those streets.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/4/02 - 2:40:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Here we have themed tree streets and "sun" oriented streets.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/4/02 - 3:02:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I live on "Jimmy St." seriously, the lady who own this subdivision I live in, she named all the streets after her kids, grandkids and siblings. people from the country are so weird
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/25/02 - 11:04:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
In my suburb... in the neighborhood that I used to live in.. every street was a state and when on order Hampshire Idaho Jersey Kentu cky Louisiana
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/25/02 - 11:04:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
went in***
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/25/02 - 11:07:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Usually the developer of the subdivision picks the names, then petitions (or bribes) the village council to approve them. My wife has a circle named for her.
18 yrs ago - Saturday 4/27/02 - 3:22:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
the streets in my area are names after all the hills in the area, such as pendle hill close, peacock hill close, winter hill close, geoffery hill close, and then the main street is called the hills
18 yrs ago - Monday 4/29/02 - 5:02:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
in my neighborhood we have all these wierd nature names that mix two different words (eg. Glenmont, Fawndale, or Landown)
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/1/02 - 7:05:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, they ask me..... and morph, what the hell is a lan?
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/3/02 - 1:46:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
sopme are after people's last names, but some around my area are completely random: hallowed stream, rams horn way, red pebble path..
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/3/02 - 1:48:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
They're named for whoever donates the most money to the road department.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/3/02 - 1:52:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's a pub just down the alleyway and I live on Tavern Avenue
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/14/02 - 6:38:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Street down the road is named Zibra, due to the low literacy rate among these red necks.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/2/02 - 12:21:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
All the Vietnam vets in my town got a street named after them.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/2/02 - 12:25:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cemetary Ridge?
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/10/02 - 11:33:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's different for different towns. I've noticed that when a developer puts in a subdivision here (San Francisco suburb), the developer (who puts in the streets and the rest of the infrastructure) gets to name the streets in the subdivision. If a street is already named, such as Army Street in San Francisco, but some people want to name it to honor an important figure (Cesar Chavez, in the case of Army Street), there's a process involving the board of supervisors. There may even have been a public vote, too.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/12/02 - 11:40:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's a street near me called Random St.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/23/02 - 11:40:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Cool profound. Our streets are mainly named after Presidents. ie Adams , Jefferson,. Also we have streets that are numbers.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/30/02 - 5:41:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I lived in a neighborhood where all the streets were named after universities: Princeton, Bryn Mawr, Dartmouth, Westminster, etc. Where I live now most of the streets are numbered.

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