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(Alaska Dispatch News)   The city of Anchorage has quietly been changing the names of five streets that were all named 'Davis.' But the people living on one of those streets won't go down without a fight. "It's like we've moved and haven't gone anywhere"   (adn.com) divider line 39
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2013-12-17 04:54:26 AM  
Isn't that a good thing? Everyone likes to move house, get a new, fresher place to live,  bit of excitement, and this all without the hassle of actually moving? Change all the road names.
 
2013-12-17 05:46:19 AM  
So the municipality pays for the fees to change your paperwork and your license.  Stop whining if you didn't even bother to vote!
 
2013-12-17 06:48:53 AM  
What is it with people who want their environs to stay exactly the same forever no matter what? Holy cow! How boring of a life do you want to lead, really?
 
2013-12-17 07:11:25 AM  

SurfaceTension: What is it with people who want their environs to stay exactly the same forever no matter what? Holy cow! How boring of a life do you want to lead, really?


Hobbitses.
 
2013-12-17 07:34:33 AM  
Davismandering should be illegal
 
2013-12-17 07:41:17 AM  
If i include all the times I've gone home for the vacation from university (A rather long trip across country) then I've move house something close to 20 times in my lifetime of 27 years.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-17 07:41:57 AM  
Where I live residents can appeal street name changes to the state DOT. The state has overruled municipal officials at least once.

We have lots of duplicate names around here, usually closer together than the Anchorage examples. Fark Place would be a cul-de-sac off Fark Circle, which itself is a side street off Fark Lane, which dead ends in Fark Avenue.
 
2013-12-17 07:43:10 AM  
austin, tx has four names for every road. and even then, some roads share the same name, but are far apart.
 
2013-12-17 07:50:04 AM  

ZAZ: Where I live residents can appeal street name changes to the state DOT. The state has overruled municipal officials at least once.

We have lots of duplicate names around here, usually closer together than the Anchorage examples. Fark Place would be a cul-de-sac off Fark Circle, which itself is a side street off Fark Lane, which dead ends in Fark Avenue.


Atlanta?

Tried GPS-ing to my sister's place on Peachtree Circle ENE or whatever once. Got the lat/long coordinates instead.
 
2013-12-17 07:54:28 AM  

soakitincider: austin, tx has four names for every road. and even then, some roads share the same name, but are far apart.


Sounds like Northern Virginia, except in addition to the forever changing street names, there's also the 'honorary' names (e.g. Jefferson Davis Hwy) and every state road also has a designated number (e.g. Fairfax County Parkway is also Rt. 782 or something like that).

/this whole NoVA area as far as road engineering goes is about as farked up as any in the US.
 
2013-12-17 07:58:58 AM  
Angela Davis Ct.
 
2013-12-17 08:01:04 AM  
South Carolina has the opposite problem.  1 street, 5 names.  My favorite from Greenville, SC:
Haywood Rd, Howell Rd, Edwards Rd, Edwards Mill Rd, Edwards Mill Creek.
 
2013-12-17 08:01:05 AM  
Who gives a fark what the name of your street is?
 
2013-12-17 08:02:50 AM  
"It's like we've moved and haven't gone anywhere."


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2013-12-17 08:05:38 AM  
Obligatory:
www.thebigquestions.com
 
2013-12-17 08:17:47 AM  

Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]


Is that real? Tell me it's photoshopped.
 
2013-12-17 08:22:32 AM  

Smoking GNU: Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]

Is that real? Tell me it's photoshopped.


I just looked it up on Google Maps. It's real. Those poor bastards!
 
2013-12-17 08:23:05 AM  

Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]


Is that the golf course they bulldozed the national forest in Florida to build?  Cause I don't get it...
 
2013-12-17 08:25:41 AM  
You changed it TO latrine?
 
2013-12-17 08:26:06 AM  

BeesNuts: Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]

Is that the golf course they bulldozed the national forest in Florida to build?  Cause I don't get it...


Look at the street names.
 
2013-12-17 08:32:56 AM  

Smoking GNU: BeesNuts: Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]

Is that the golf course they bulldozed the national forest in Florida to build?  Cause I don't get it...

Look at the street names.


I'm coffeeless.  Cut me a break...

/bravo
 
2013-12-17 08:37:54 AM  

W. T. Fark: Smoking GNU: Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]

Is that real? Tell me it's photoshopped.

I just looked it up on Google Maps. It's real. Those poor bastards!


It's real.

I like the attempt at "SE 85th Street" just to the southwest. Such reasonableness will not be tolerated here.
 
2013-12-17 08:44:40 AM  

ZAZ: Where I live residents can appeal street name changes to the state DOT. The state has overruled municipal officials at least once.

We have lots of duplicate names around here, usually closer together than the Anchorage examples. Fark Place would be a cul-de-sac off Fark Circle, which itself is a side street off Fark Lane, which dead ends in Fark Avenue.


In Seattle there are three streets named Bellevue that actually intersect. I had a friend that lived right there for a while, she always described her location as Bellevue, Bellevue, and Bellevue.

CSB
 
2013-12-17 08:46:51 AM  

Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]


The real mindfark is when you are zooming in and out on google maps and different names appear at different levels of zoom.
 
2013-12-17 08:51:47 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-17 08:55:55 AM  

Meatsim1: [upload.wikimedia.org image 440x599]


Can't say I was expecting this thread to get Godwinned.
 
2013-12-17 09:01:08 AM  
ZAZ:

We have lots of duplicate names around here, usually closer together than the Anchorage examples. Fark Place would be a cul-de-sac off Fark Circle, which itself is a side street off Fark Lane, which dead ends in Fark Avenue.

You're in London?
 
2013-12-17 09:04:04 AM  

Slaxl: Isn't that a good thing? Everyone likes to move house, get a new, fresher place to live,  bit of excitement, and this all without the hassle of actually moving? Change all the road names.


And you don't even have to wait for your city if you don't want to.  Go get your own street sign and plant it at your driveway.  Someone ask your address, you could tell them your government address or your true address, even if its 3 Earnhardt Dr.
 
2013-12-17 09:13:27 AM  
Mrs. McCave is unimpressed.
 
2013-12-17 09:28:47 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Meatsim1: [upload.wikimedia.org image 440x599]

Can't say I was expecting this thread to get Godwinned.


You know who else liked to change street signs
 
2013-12-17 09:41:58 AM  
Similar thing is common in the Phoenix metro area.

Most of the North-South roads are numbered sequentially starting from Central Ave in Phoenix. Streets running to the west are Avenues and to the east are Streets. So there is both a 7th Street and 7th Avenue. But they are not very close to each other. This goes on all the way up to something like 411th Avenue way out in the middle of nowhere on I-10.

However, someone got the brilliant idea to name some of the nearby streets similar such as this example in North Scottsdale:

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90th St, 90th Place, 90th Way, etc. Not at all confusing. Nothing like trying to give directions to someone: "Turn on 90th Street, then left on 90th Way, then right on 90th Place..."

I live on a numbered Street, but there's an identical numbered Place that is directly parallel to my street. And the houses have the exact same numbers. Several times I have received mail and packages that is supposed to go the Place address, instead of the Street address. I don't know how much of my mail has gone to them.

Whoever thought this was a good idea needs a cock punch.
 
2013-12-17 09:51:57 AM  
Now they should go change the names of every other road in Northern Virginia from Lee.  Where my parents live the road they live on shares the same name as a court a few miles away. So natrually they get mail for the people that live on the court at the same number as them and visa versa.
 
2013-12-17 09:54:04 AM  
It's a lot less confusing now that they are all named Peachtree Street.
 
2013-12-17 11:21:37 AM  

abhorrent1: Who gives a fark what the name of your street is?


Well, it changes your Porn name.
 
2013-12-17 03:40:27 PM  
I used to live on Anus Street (named after British diplomat Sir Reginald Anus). But after constant lobbying the city renamed it.

To Anus Lane.
 
2013-12-17 03:45:49 PM  

W. T. Fark: Smoking GNU: Snarfangel: Obligatory:
[www.thebigquestions.com image 850x469]

Is that real? Tell me it's photoshopped.

I just looked it up on Google Maps. It's real. Those poor bastards!


Well, if all the names are grouped, it does make a little sense... ah.... all the "Spring" places are over yonder, past the Willow places. If you see any signs about Cedar, you've gone to far.
 
2013-12-17 06:40:44 PM  
I never understood why Columbus Ohio named the streets like the did. they have 1st 2nd ect ST which run north and south then they have 1st 2nd ect AVE which run east and west, so there are intersections like  4th St and 4th Ave (yes they all cross each other)
 
2013-12-18 06:24:30 AM  

ZAZ: Where I live residents can appeal street name changes to the state DOT. The state has overruled municipal officials at least once.

We have lots of duplicate names around here, usually closer together than the Anchorage examples. Fark Place would be a cul-de-sac off Fark Circle, which itself is a side street off Fark Lane, which dead ends in Fark Avenue.


So you live in Atlanta?

/Strangled by the peach trees.
 
2013-12-18 06:37:34 AM  

Petroleum Oligarch: I never understood why Columbus Ohio named the streets like the did. they have 1st 2nd ect ST which run north and south then they have 1st 2nd ect AVE which run east and west, so there are intersections like  4th St and 4th Ave (yes they all cross each other)


Manhattan started this, they were first in the world with numeric streets in both directions. They were lazy, other cities were just as lazy, it was a natural fit. SCIENCE!
 
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