posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 01:42 PM
This theory has been floating around for a while, but I really doubt it. A friend of mine's father was in charge of urban planning for a major
American metropolis for many many years and he has said again and again that street naming and numbering is based upon logic, and local politics more
than anything else.
Usually most larger American cities use a grid pattern based upon the one developed by NYC early in the city's life. The system uses numbered
streets going along one plane (example north-south or east-west) and named streets going along the other. The named streets are usually named for
local personages, locations or there is a list of common names that are randomly placed wherever they fit (examples of such would be streets like
"Center Street" or "State Street") Street names are also a bit fluid in that people may have streets named after them, or names may change for
Honestly I have been to a great many cities all over the world and I still have yet to detect any pattern in the naming except that usually 4th Av
comes after 3rd and before 5th lol.
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