Urban planning community | #theplannerlife

+ Reply to thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 80

Thread: Stupid Street Names

  1. #26
    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    NSW, Australia
    Posts
    1,530

    Lamington Drive

    Dumb but I love the humour.

    Alamington is a chocolate and coconut covered cake favoured by Guides and Scouts Associations for selling as a fund raiser - something like "Girl Guide Cookies" in the US.

    We have a street in our city called Lamington Drive - there are two larger addresses to that street - a Guides Hall and a Scouts Hall.

    Put this search into Google Maps if you want to reference it;

    lamington drive, mount hutton, australia

  2. #27
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    124
    Quote Originally posted by Masswich View post
    As any good UMass grad can tell you, there is a whole BelcherTOWN next to Amherst.
    Of course, Massachusetts has the town of Athol as well.

    Honest to God, a good friend of mine lived for several years here.

  3. #28
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    May 2008
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    2,144
    In Queens, NY, it's not good enough to know the street number when you address a letter. You must know if it's an AVENUE, DRIVE, ROAD, CRESCENT, STREET, or PLACE.

    Example near Forest Hills, Queens:
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/Forest+...:::::f:EN:M:/e

    Traveling SouthEast:
    76th DRIVE, 77th AVENUE, 77th ROAD, 78th AVENUE, 78th CRESCENT, 80th ROAD, 81st AVENUE, 82nd AVENUE, 82nd ROAD, 82nd DRIVE, 83rd AVENUE, Cemetery...

  4. #29
    Cyburbian Mtn Woman's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2004
    Location
    deep in the Hundred Acre Wood
    Posts
    149

    Oh, but there is!

    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    That would make much more sense in the Hudson Valley (NY) than in Longwood, FL. Unless perhaps the developers are selling to a lot of New Yorkers?
    Sleepy Hollow Lake in Athens NY. Developed in the late 70's. Still has some sites available! View of the Hudson River, Catskill & Berkshire Mountains, man-made lake & your own private security force that is capable of saying " Stop! or I'll say "Stop! again!"
    Living and dreaming are two different things-but you can't do one without the other."
    -Malcolm Forbes

  5. #30
    Cyburbian TexanOkie's avatar
    Registered
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    2,904
    I have two nominations for stupid street names:

    1. "Public Street" - from a lazy industrial park developer.
    2. "Saving Place Dr." - short street in Mansfield, Texas that dead ends on one end at the Methodist Church and at the other end at the local Wal-Mart.

  6. #31
    Cyburbian Greenescapist's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,169
    Flutie Pass in Natick/Framingham, MA

  7. #32
    Cyburbian Plus
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    curiosity
    Posts
    21,045
    Google Map -
    Wrong Way

    Salcha, AK
    Chunchula, Mobile, AL , gotta like this one because it connects to Lazy Place.
    Silver Springs, Lyon, NV
    Granite Falls, Caldwell, NC
    Averill Park, Rensselaer, NY 12018

  8. #33
    Cyburbian tsc's avatar
    Registered
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Under the Table
    Posts
    1,900
    Blog entries
    6
    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    That would make much more sense in the Hudson Valley (NY) than in Longwood, FL. Unless perhaps the developers are selling to a lot of New Yorkers?
    I am sure they are...

    In my community the like to name streets after people...using their full name. I think this is really wrong. The street names get really long and can't even fit on a standard sign. I can't imagine trying to have a little kid remember the street address.

    Tommy Thurber Memorial Lane
    "Yeehaw!" is not a foreign policy

    Renovating the '62 Metzendorf
    http://metzendorf.blogspot.com/

  9. #34
    Cyburbian GISgal's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    277
    East A$$man Rd in Mishicot, WI

    Google Map Link

    Forkin St in Neenah, WI

    Google Map Link
    “I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” - Thomas Edison

  10. #35
    moderator in moderation Suburb Repairman's avatar
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    at the neighboring pub
    Posts
    5,924
    Lake Jackson, TX has the corner of "This Way" and "That Way".

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

  11. #36
    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,195
    Quote Originally posted by GISgal View post
    East A$$man Rd in Mishicot, WI

    Google Map Link

    Forkin St in Neenah, WI

    Google Map Link
    C'mon, you can do better with Neenah, WI!!!

    They have a GAY DR. It's fairly long and has lots of houses on it.

    Google map link



    Anyways, FORKIN ST is in Menasha Township (Post Office Menasha, WI 54952).

    Mike
    Last edited by mgk920; 19 Jun 2008 at 10:48 PM.

  12. #37
    Cyburbian Plus
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    curiosity
    Posts
    21,045
    No Name Ln - Poplarville, MS

    Dead End St -
    Hammond, LA
    Hitterdal, Clay, MN
    Mullins, Marion, SC
    Louisville, Stark, OH
    Shell Rock, Butler, IA
    Notasulga, Macon, AL
    Blain, Perry, PA

    Front St & Back St - Orviston, PA, they connect

  13. #38
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Aug 2007
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    133

    Somewhere, a Dutch Boy is crying

    In 2005 my parents moved into a subdivison called "Holland Place" located on Holland Road (an arterial).

    Within the subdivision, the names are:
    Netherland Lane
    Amsterdam Lane
    Hague Court
    Chaulk Hill Court
    Royal Dutch Lane

    I still roll my eyes every time I go to visit.

  14. #39
    Member
    Registered
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Detroit-Chicago
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Big+Be...7122&z=16&om=1

    If I did this right, you'll also see a significant exit number.
    Gotta love exit 69-Big Beaver Road

  15. #40
    Member
    Registered
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    4
    subdivisions always seem to have the blandest most saccharine names ever, but that digg from the OP "wins"!

  16. #41
    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Lowering the PCI in the Hills
    Posts
    6,916
    Quote Originally posted by MrCrush View post
    Gotta love exit 69-Big Beaver Road
    I get off on 69 at Big Beaver every evening on my way home!



    When I lived in NC, there was a road just east of Raleigh which I would see a sign for on I-40 called "Jones Sausage Road." That one always made me chuckle a bit.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

  17. #42
    Cyburbian Salmissra's avatar
    Registered
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    4,656
    In my fair town we have an:

    X Street
    and a
    Y Street

    We have pretty straightforward street naming procedure here now, but it used to be a nightmare.
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

  18. #43
    Cyburbian abrowne's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2005
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    1,584
    Some of my favourites that I've collected over the years:

    Lickman Road (Abbottsford or Chilliwack, BC)
    Ziprick Road (Kelowna, BC)
    Gay Street (Langley, BC)

    I have others but cannot recall them all at the moment...

  19. #44
    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Near where I grew up in Tucson there is a road called Super Chicken Drive.
    for some reason I kind of like that.

    In Tennessee, they like to name lots of roads with Mill or Branch at the end. There's Double Branch and Dowell Branch in Columbia. My parents tend to get mail that should go to Dowell Branch road quite often.

    It's nice that I live on Winthrop Avenue, because to outsiders it sounds like I'd be rich or something, which, I'm not. At all.

  20. #45
    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Slightly Off-Center
    Posts
    8,261
    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I get off on 69 at Big Beaver every evening on my way home! .
    Big Beaver was always a grin when I lived in Michigan. My current favorite is Big A Road in Rowlett, TX. Haven't found Little A, Tight A, Nice A or Fat A yet.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

  21. #46
    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Big Beaver was always a grin when I lived in Michigan. My current favorite is Big A Road in Rowlett, TX. Haven't found Little A, Tight A, Nice A or Fat A yet.
    Have you or anyone else on this thread been to Big Bone Lick State Park? It's near Cincinnati. As my friend said one time "it's bad enough they named it Big Bone... but to add Lick onto it is just asking for it."

  22. #47
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    May 2008
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    2,144

    Truth Is <fill in the blank> Than Fiction

    Quote Originally posted by supernerdgirl View post
    Have you or anyone else on this thread been to Big Bone Lick State Park? It's near Cincinnati. As my friend said one time "it's bad enough they named it Big Bone... but to add Lick onto it is just asking for it."
    Excerpt from article, 'Lewis and Clark and Big Bone Lick':
    In 1792 the pioneer John Heckwelder, a Moravian missionary, on his way to Ohio, stopped on the river near the [salt] lick to camp. He wrote: "We camped at Big Bone Lick Creek, about two miles from the Lick where big bones and teeth are found . . ."
    Source:http://www.geocities.com/kentuckyhist/l.et.c.bbl.html

    Which begs the question, who gave the creek that name?

  23. #48
    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Slightly Off-Center
    Posts
    8,261
    Quote Originally posted by Seana View post
    Excerpt from article, 'Lewis and Clark and Big Bone Lick':
    Source:http://www.geocities.com/kentuckyhist/l.et.c.bbl.html

    Which begs the question, who gave the creek that name?
    We always like to think that our ancestors were pure of heart and mind and maybe even naive as well but I'm afraid that archaeological records often prove that they were perverts too. My intuition tells me that some anglo-perv-ancestors thought it would be funny to call it that and teach it to the native americans (Indians in non-PC days) so they could giggle around the camp fire whenever they heard it.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

  24. #49
    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
    Registered
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Working in a Vulnerable Location
    Posts
    17,399
    In my fair county we have: Front Beach Road, Middle Beach Road and Back Beach Road. Also: Linger Longer Road, Gods Way, Plum Nearly Road, Court Martial Ranch Road, Three Way Road, and, my favorite, Big Daddy Drive.

  25. #50
    Member
    Registered
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    3
    In the really shady part of my town, we have

    FLICK ALLEY

    *note: the L and I in flick are really close together...

+ Reply to thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

More at Cyburbia

  1. Canadian street names
    Cities and Places
    Replies: 5
    Last post: 26 Jul 2011, 4:41 PM
  2. Street and Community Names
    Cities and Places
    Replies: 2
    Last post: 03 Jun 2007, 10:25 PM
  3. 'H' Street Names Needed
    Land Use and Zoning
    Replies: 25
    Last post: 07 Sep 2006, 3:16 PM
  4. Street names beginning with E
    Land Use and Zoning
    Replies: 33
    Last post: 20 Aug 2006, 3:20 PM
  5. Help!!! private street names
    Transportation Planning
    Replies: 7
    Last post: 04 Jun 2003, 9:23 AM