As you drive around you’ll see streets, avenues, roads, lanes, courts, parkways, and more. There is a reason for those names being used and it's more than just that they sound better with whatever other name that has been attached to them.
• Road (Rd.): Can be anything that connects two points. The most basic of the naming conventions.
• Way: A small side street off a road.
• Street (St.): A public way that has buildings on both sides of it. They run perpendicular to avenues.
• Avenue (Ave.): Also a public way that has buildings or trees on either side of it. They run perpendicular to streets.
• Boulevard (Blvd.): A very wide city street that has trees and vegetation on both sides of it. There’s also usually a median in the middle of boulevards.
• Lane (Ln.): A narrow road often found in a rural area. Basically, the opposite of a boulevard.
• Drive (Dr.): A long, winding road that has its route shaped by its environment. Often found near lakes, hills and mountains.
• 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.
• Court (Ct.): A road or street that ends in a circle or loop.
• Concession (Conc): Usually one of sixteen divisions of a township, each division being 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km) in area and containing thirty-two 200-acre lots.
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