Whats the Difference Between a Road and a Street

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Posted 2023-01-03 by Neil Follettfollow
What’s the Difference Between a Road and a Street?

Ever wondered why the road you live on may be called an avenue, a boulevard or a court instead of a plain old street? Was it the whim of your neighbourhood's developer or the local council? There are rules regarding road classifications but they are not always adhered to.

Road. (Rd.) A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel.

Street. (St.) A public road in a city, town, or village, typically with houses and buildings on one or both sides.

Avenue. (Av.) A broad road in a town or city, typically with trees at regular intervals along its sides.

Boulevard. (Bvd.) A wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees.

Crescent. (Cr.) A crescent is a windy S like shape or just a crescent shape.

Court. (Ct.) A court is a short street that ends as a cul de sac. A street or passage closed at one end.

Lane. (La.) A narrow road often found in a rural area. Basically, the opposite of a boulevard.

Way. A road, track, or path for travelling along. A small side street off a road.

Drive (Dr.) A long, winding road that has its route shaped by its environment, like a nearby lake or mountain.

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Close. (Cl.) A dead -end street, especially one ending in a circular turnaround.

Grove. (Gr.) a road lined with houses and often trees, especially in a suburban area.

Highway. (Hwy.) A main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities.

Freeway. (Fwy.) A dual-carriageway main road, especially one with controlled access.
Terrace (Ter.): A street that follows the top of a slope.

Place (Pl.): A road or street that has no throughway — or leads to a dead end.

Concourse (Conc) A driveway or promenade, especially in a park.

Mews. An English term for a row of houses converted from stables.

Quadrant. (Quad.) This is where four short streets join up to form a square or in this case a quadrant.

The English word "street" comes from the Latin "strata," which was short for "via strata," meaning "paved road."

If your residence is not in a plain old street or road, after you have read this, you may know why you live on a Grove, Avenue, Boulevard, etc.

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