Types Of Streets

Types of streets

  • Alley
    An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities. It is also a rear access or service road, or a path or walk in a park or garden.
  • Avenue (landscape) Avenue (landscape)
    In landscaping, an avenue, or allée, is traditionally a straight path or road with a line of trees or large shrubs running along each side, which is used, as its French source venir indicates, to emphasize the "coming to," or arrival at a landscape or architectural feature.
  • Boulevard Boulevard
    A boulevard, often abbreviated Blvd, is a type of large road, usually running through a city.
  • Chare
    A chare, in the dialect of North-east England, is a narrow medieval street or alley.
  • Cobbled street
    Cobblestone is a natural building material based on cobble-sized stones, and is used for pavement roads, streets, and buildings.
  • Country lane Country lane
    A country lane is a narrow road in the countryside.
  • Crescent (architecture) Crescent (architecture)
    A crescent is an architectural structure where a number of houses, normally terraced houses, are laid out in an arc to form of a crescent shape. A famous historic crescent is the Royal Crescent in Bath, England.
  • Cul-de-sac Cul-de-sac
    From French "cul-de-sac", meaning a deadlock, literally the bottom of a bag. A dead end, also known as a cul-de-sac, is a street with only one inlet/outlet. While historically built for other reasons, one of its modern uses is to calm vehicle traffic.
  • Dead end (street)
    A dead end is a street with only one inlet/outlet. A dead end is also known as a cul-de-sac or no exit road in certain contexts and dialects. The term "dead end" is understood in all varieties of English, but the official terminology and traffic signs include many different alternatives.
  • Esplanade Esplanade
    An esplanade or promenade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk. The original meaning of esplanade was a large, open, level area outside fortress or city walls to provide clear fields of fire for the fortress' guns.
  • Fore Street Fore Street
    "Fore Street" is a name often used for the main street of a town or village. Usage is almost entirely confined to the south west of England but it does also occur in some other parts of the country.
  • High Street High Street
    High Street is a metonym for the concept of the primary business street of towns or cities, especially in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations. To distinguish it from "centres" of nearby places it is frequently preceded unofficially by the name of its settlement.
  • Home zone Home zone
    A home zone is a living street as implemented in the United Kingdom, which are designed primarily to meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, children and residents and where the speeds and dominance of the cars is reduced.
  • Intelligent street Intelligent street
    The intelligent street is the name given to a type of intelligent environment which can be found on public transit street.
  • Ladder streets
    Ladder streets are a series of streets from Central or Sheung Wan to the Mid-levels on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The series starts from Queen's Road Central, through Hollywood Road and a few other cross streets, and ends at Caine Road at the Mid-levels.
  • Living street Living street
    A living street is a street designed primarily with the interests of pedestrians and cyclists in mind and as a social space where people can meet and where children may also be able to play legally and safely.
  • Lovers' lane Lovers' lane
    A lovers' lane is a secluded area where people kiss, make out, or sometimes engage in sexual activity. These areas range from parking lots in secluded rural areas to places with extraordinary views of a cityscape or other feature.
  • Main Street Main Street
    Main Street is a generic phrase used to denote a primary retail street of a village, town or small city in many parts of the world. It is usually a focal point for shops and retailers in the central business district, and is most often used in reference to retailing and socializing.
  • Marg (word)
    Marg is a Hindi and Punjabi term for "road". It occurs in the names of a numerous roads.
  • Nene (trail)
    Nene is a word in the language of the Seminole Indians. Roughly translated into English, it means "path" or "trail." In the city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States, it is often used in the same way that street, road, drive, terrace, or boulevard are used: following the name of the thoroughfare.
  • Numbered street Numbered street
    A numbered street is a street whose name is an ordinal number, as in Second Street or Tenth Avenue. Such forms are among the most common street names in North America, but also exist in other parts of the world, especially in the Middle East.
  • Pedway Pedway
    Pedways are elevated or underground walkways, often connecting urban high-rises to each other, other buildings, or the street. They provide quick and comfortable movement from building to building, away from traffic and inclement weather.
  • Processional walkway
    A processional walkway is a ceremonial walkway in use since ancient times. Common functions of a processional walkway are for religious, governmental or celebratory purposes.
  • Prospekt (street) Prospekt (street)
    A prospekt is a broad, multi-lane and very long straight street in urban areas. The term originated in the Russian Empire. It is often translated as avenue; however, it can also be interpreted as parkway since it is common that a prospekt is the main city route.
  • Shared space Shared space
    Shared space is an urban design approach which minimises the segregation of pedestrians and vehicles. This is done by removing features such as kerbs, road surface markings, traffic signs, and traffic lights.
  • Shared Zone Shared Zone
    A shared zone is an implementation of a living street in Australia and New Zealand, where pedestrians, cyclists and motorised traffic share the same road space. Special rules and speed limits apply for shared zones.
  • Snickelway
    The Snickelways of York, often misspelt Snickleways, are a collection of small streets and footpaths in the city of York, England.
  • Walkway Walkway
    In American English, walkway is a composite or umbrella term for all engineered surfaces or structures which support the use of trails.
  • Woonerf Woonerf
    A woonerf is a living street, as originally implemented in the Netherlands and in Flanders. Techniques include shared space, traffic calming, and low speed limits. Under Article 44 of the Dutch traffic code, motorised traffic in a woonerf or "recreation area" is restricted to walking pace.
  • Wynd Wynd
    A wynd is typically a narrow lane between houses. The name is frequently encountered in towns and villages in Scotland and Northern England. The word derives from Old Norse venda, implying a turning off a main street, without implying that it is curved. In fact, most wynds are straight.

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