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I think land developers should be charged $100,000US per letter in their street names. Maybe they will think twice about naming their stupid little courts with extra long names. :blink:

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I think land developers should be charged $100,000US per letter in their street names. Maybe they will think twice about naming their stupid little courts with extra long names. :blink:


I totally agree.
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I think land developers should be charged $100,000US per letter in their street names. Maybe they will think twice about naming their stupid little courts with extra long names. :blink:


I agree. As a firefighter, I can tell you that this practice also affects fire, police, and EMS services. Multiple streets are given the same street name with only the suffix changing so that you end up with terraces, courts, lanes, ways, etc. For firefighters turning out for an alarm at 0300 hrs, trying to recall if Shandalay Lane runs off of Shandalay Court or Shandalay Terrace (which may happen to be on the other side of the city) is a headache. On the upside, maybe this means an opportunity for more maps or improved maps.
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Ah yes, Court envy. The tiny little street must have a long name to help make up for it feeling inadequate.
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Tell me about it! In Quebec, I have to deal with stuff like 'rue Sainte-Marie-Madeleine-de-la-rivière-des-hosties-de-noms-trop-longs"

Trivia: the longest toponame in latin characters is in New Zealand:
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitan
atahu (85 letters).
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I have the opposite problem. At the military base that I work at (Camp Pendleton), we have multiple streets with the same name. We have multiple 'A Street's or '11th Street's. But, not many cult-de-sacs that have long names (thankfully!).

What's even worse, is that we have multiple intersections of those streets! So, we might have A Street crossing 11 Street in two or three different places on base. But those streets aren't continuous. They can be 2 miles apart, or they can be 20 miles apart.

Or, we might have one of our main streets - Vandegrift Avenue - that has the same street (that isn't continuous) cross it. So we have multiple 11th Streets that intersect with Vandegrift.

It makes it very confusing!
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