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Famous Streets, Roads and Byways

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Famous Streets, Roads and Byways

Sorted by Road Name in A-Z Order

(Railways, canals and most bridges are not included with the exception of The Grand Canal of Venice.)

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2nd Ring Road

  2nd Ring Road

 

China 

Beijing 

Runs close to where Beijing's city walls once stood and mostly follows the former moat that surrounded the city wall. 

The new road is simply an extension of the western and eastern parts of the original 2nd Ring Road.

42nd Street

  42nd Street

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

The name of the city's theater district. 

A successful 1933 musical and 1980s broadway stage musical about the depression in New York City; includes a song titled 42nd Street.

Abbey Road

  Abbey Road

 

England 

music album 

Famous title of a 1969 album by The Beatles

Album cover shows the Beatles crossing Abbey Road in central London, England.

Albert Cuypstraat

  Albert Cuypstraat

 

Netherlands 

Amsterdam 

On this street is the largest daytime market in Europe. 

On this street is the Albert Cuyp Market which is completely closed off to traffic during market hours.

Appalachian Trail

  Appalachian Trail

 

United States 

eastern states 

The Trail is famous for its many hikers, some of whom, called thru-hikers, attempt to hike it in its entirety in a single season.  

Approximately 2,184 miles long, the trail passes through several states from Georgia to Maine.

Appian Way

  Appian Way

  (Via Appia)

Italy 

Rome 

Known as The Queen of Roads

One of the earliest and strategically most important roads for ancient Rome.

Atlanterhavsveien

  Atlanterhavsveien

  (Atlantic Ocean Road)

Norway 

 

Norway's second most visited scenic road after Trollstigen

Views from the road are so spectacular that it quickly became a popular tourist attraction.

Autostrada dei Laghi

  Autostrada dei Laghi

  (Motorway of the Lakes)

Italy 

 

First automobile highway in the world. 

Begun in 1925, it is part of Italy's Milano-Laghi set of expressways, from Milan to Como on the border with Switzerland.

Avenida Nueve de Julio

  Avenida Nueve de Julio

  (9 de Julio Avenue)

Argentina 

Buenos Aires 

The avenue's width spans an entire city block. 

Started in 1888, it honors Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 1816.

Avenue of the Americas

  Avenue of the Americas

  (Sixth Avenue)

United States 

New York, New York City 

A major avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York 

Although Sixth Avenue was officially changed to Avenue of the Americas in 1945, New Yorkers use the old name.

Avenue Q

  Avenue Q

 

None 

stage musical 

A stage musical with mostly puppet characters. 

The show is largely inspired by Sesame Street with most of the characters in the show puppets operated by actors onstage.

Beale Street

  Beale Street

 

United States 

Tennessee, Memphis  

Home of the Blues music. 

From the 1920s to the 1940s, many blues and jazz legends played here developing the Memphis Blues style.

Bleeker Street

  Bleeker Street

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

Famous street in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. 

Today popular for music venues and comedy, but was once a major center for American bohemia.

Blue Ridge Parkway

  Blue Ridge Parkway

 

United States 

Appalachian Mountains 

A byway noted for its scenic beauty. 

Runs for 469 miles, mostly along the famous Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States.

Boston Post Road

  Boston Post Road

 

United States 

Massachusetts, Boston 

Early mail delivery routes between New York City and Boston, MA. 

The road was trail-blazed in 1673 and, over the years, widened and smoothed for horse-drawn wagons or stagecoaches.

Boulevard Ring

  Boulevard Ring

 

Russia 

Moscow 

One of two roads half encircling the city. 

The Ring replaced the medieval walls of the White City in the 1820s. The wall itself was razed in 1760.

Boulevard Saint-Germain

  Boulevard Saint-Germain

 

France 

Paris 

Famous east-west street in the city of lights. 

One of the two major streets in the Latin Quarter of Paris, crossing the Boulevard Saint-Michel.

Boulevard Saint-Michel

  Boulevard Saint-Michel

 

France 

Paris 

Famous north-south street in the city. 

One of the two major streets in the Latin Quarter of Paris, crossing the Boulevard Saint-Germain.

Bourbon Street

  Bourbon Street

 

United States 

Louisiana, New Orleans 

An icon of festive times, Mardi Gras, night life. 

An historic street in the French Quarter.

Bozeman Trail

  Bozeman Trail

 

United States 

Montana to Wyoming 

Overland route from the gold rush territory around Virginia City, Montana to central Wyoming to connect with the Oregon Trail in the 1860s. 

Named after John Bozeman who scouted the route in 1863, the Trail followed many north-south paths used by American Indians.

Broadway

  Broadway

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

Pinnacle of American theater. 

An avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City with many theaters.

Burma Road

  Burma Road

 

Burma 

 

A famous road linking Burma (Myanmar) with China. 

At the start of World War II, the British used the road to transport war materiel to China before Japan overran Burma in 1942.

Calle Estafeta

  Calle Estafeta

 

Spain 

Pamplona 

Major path for Running of the Bulls

Bulls round the dangerous corner from Mercaderes to Calle Estafeta, a long and narrow street lined with shops and bars.

Canal Street (Manhattan)

  Canal Street (Manhattan)

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

Main road through the city's Chinatown. 

Borders Little Italy, the Tribeca neighborhood and the southern boundary of SoHo.

Canal Street (New Orleans)

  Canal Street (New Orleans)

 

United States 

LA, New Orleans 

The popular street is the dividing line between the older French/Spanish Colonial-era city and the newer American Sector. 

With three lanes of traffic in both directions and streetcar tracks in the center, it is said to be the widest roadway in America to be classified as a street.

Canalasso

  Canalasso

  (The Grand Canal)

Italy 

Venice 

The major water-traffic corridor of the city. 

The S-shaped canal is about 2 miles long, and as the major throughfare of Venice, an exception of non-canal listings here.

Capulin Volcano road

  Capulin Volcano road

 

United States 

New Mexico 

The road spirals around the volcano. 

Capulin Volcano National Monument is a relatively young symmetrical cinder cone.

Carnaby Street

  Carnaby Street

 

England 

London 

Known for elite shopping. 

Fashionable pedestrian street in the heart of London, England.

Castro Street

  Castro Street

 

United States 

California, San Francisco 

Famous locale of lesbian and gay activisim. 

Commonly known as The Castro.

Champs-Élysées

  Champs-Élysées

 

France 

Paris 

Known as "The most beautiful avenue in the world." 

A prestigious avenue in Paris, France with cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops.

Chandni Chowk

  Chandni Chowk

 

India 

New Delhi 

Famous street in the walled city of Old Delhi. 

The street is still choked with congestion, but it retains its historical character. Originally a canal ran through the middle of the street.

Charing Cross Road

  Charing Cross Road

 

England 

London 

Renowned for its specialist and second-hand bookshops. 

Correspondence between a New York based author and the staff of a bookstore on the street was the inspiration for the book and movie 84 Charing Cross Road.

Chisholm Trail

  Chisholm Trail

 

United States 

Texas to Kansas 

Used in the late 19th century to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads. 

Named for Jesse Chisholm, who had built several trading posts in what is now western Oklahoma.

Col de Turini

  Col de Turini

  (Turini Pass)

France 

 

Part of the Monte Carlo Rally which is held on the tight road with its many hairpin turns. 

The pass has beed featured three times in the Tour de France.

Colonial Parkway

  Colonial Parkway

 

United States 

Virginia 

Scenic parkway linking the three points of Virginia's Historic Triangle, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown

The Colonial Parkway took over 25 years to create from concept to completion.

Crescent Street

  Crescent Street

  (Rue Crescent)

Canada 

Montreal 

The street was originally in the form of a crescent. 

A popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike, street merchants hold an annual street fair during Formula One week.

Dalal Street

  Dalal Street

 

India 

Mumbai 

A figure of speech for the Indian financial sector. 

The busiest street in Mumbai and home of the Bombay Stock Exchange and other related financial institutions.

Dalton Highway

  Dalton Highway

  (Alaska Route 11)

United States 

Alaska 

Parallels much of the Alaskan pipeline

One of the most isolated roads in the United States, but is traveled by hundreds of trucks per day.

Davison Freeway

  Davison Freeway

 

United States 

Michigan, Detroit 

The first urban freeway below street level with overpasses. 

At 5.5 miles long, the freeway cuts across Highland Park, a city in the middle of Detroit, Michigan.

Der Graben

  Der Graben

 

Austria 

Vienna 

One of the most famous streets in the city center. 

Literally "the trench," Der Graben traces its origin back to the old Roman encampment of Vindobona.

Dixie Highway

  Dixie Highway

 

United States 

Michigan to Florida 

Old north-south highway in the United States Midwest. 

Inspired by the earlier Lincoln Highway in 1914, it ran from Michigan to Florida.

Donner Pass

  Donner Pass

 

United States 

California, Sierra Nevada 

A high mountain pass through the northern Sierra Nevada mountains in California. 

November 1846, the Donner Party was forced to spend the winter on the eastern side of the mountains because of snow and only 45 of 81 travellers survived to reach California.

Downing Street

  Downing Street

 

England 

London 

The address is the residence of England's Prime Minister. 

Located in Whitehall in central London not far from the Houses of Parliament.

Easy Street

  Easy Street

 

None 

idiom 

Metaphor for wealth. 

A film, TV series and book title as well as several song titles.

El Camino Real

  El Camino Real

 

United States 

California 

Historic road along the western part of California established by the Spanish beginning in the 17th century. 

Many streets throughout the American Southwest today bear the name of this famous road, often with little historical basis.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

  El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

  The Royal Road of the Interior Land

Mexico, United States 

 

A 1,600 mile (2560 kilometer) long trade route between Mexico City and San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, from 1598 to 1882. 

The drivable route, mostly part of former U.S. Route 85, has been designated as a National Scenic Byway called El Camino Real.

Electric Avenue

  Electric Avenue

 

England 

London 

One of the first streets in the city to have electric lighting. 

Also a popular song by Eddy Grant released in January 1983.

Elm Street

  Elm Street

 

United States 

symbolic 

A typical American street, now associated with horror. 

The film A Nightmare on Elm Street led to a series of horror films, TV shows, novels, and comic books. Also the street in Dallas, Texas, where President Kennedy was shot.

Falls Road

  Falls Road

  (The Falls Road)

Ireland 

Belfast 

The name is synonymous with the Catholic and republican communities in the city. 

The road was originally a country lane leading from the city center, but the population expanded rapidly in the 19th century with the construction of several large linen mills.

Fifth Avenue

  Fifth Avenue

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

Symbol of the wealthy part of New York City. Also the name of a department store, Saks Fifth Avenue 

The term also is a street, candy bar, and used as part of many other kinds of names.

Flamingo Road

  Flamingo Road

 

United States 

southern state 

A 1949 movie about a poor woman making good; starring Joan Crawford

Also a main thoroughfare in Las Vegas, Nevada and a TV series, 1980-1982.

Fleet Street

  Fleet Street

 

England 

London 

Symbol for British journalism. 

In London, the home of the British press until the 1980s.

Fosse Way

  Fosse Way

 

England 

 

An old Roman road in England. 

Also called The Fosse Way, many sections of the old road form parts of modern roads and many geographical boundaries.

Fremont Street

  Fremont Street

 

United States 

Nevada, Las Vegas 

Once the main street in the city, now a pedestrian mall covered by lights, known as The Fremont Street Experience

The abundance of neon signs, like cowboy Vegas Vic, earned the street the nickname of "Glitter Gulch."

Friedrichstraße

  Friedrichstraße

 

Germany 

Berlin 

Checkpoint Charlie during the Cold War. 

From 1961 to 1989 the Berlin Wall crossed it at Zimmerstrasse. Today, a major culture and shopping street in central Berlin.

Gasoline Alley

  Gasoline Alley

 

None 

comic strip 

A comic strip first published on 1918. 

Created by Frank King, it is the first comic whose characters age as the years pass.

Grand Avenue

  Grand Avenue

 

United States 

Wisconsin, Milwaukee 

An urban shopping plaza that spans three city blocks. 

Also a comic strip by Steve Breen. Also a major street in several American cities.

Grand Via

  Grand Via

 

Spain 

Madrid 

An ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. 

Building the road in the 19th century, required the demolition of many buildings, earning it the name of “an axe blow on the map” as well as many other historical names.

Grand-Trunk Road

  Grand-Trunk Road

 

Asia 

 

One of South Asia's oldest and longest major roads. 

It has linked the eastern and western regions of the Indian subcontinent, running from Bengal, across north India, into Peshawar in Pakistan.

Great St. Bernard Pass

  Great St. Bernard Pass

 

Switzerland 

 

The most ancient pass through the Western Alps. 

The historic road winding over the pass, a few hundred metres from the Swiss-Italian border, is only passable June to September.

Great Trail

  Great Trail

  (Great Path)

United States 

New England 

A network of footpaths created by Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking peoples. 

Connecting the Great Lakes region of Canada to New England and the mid-Atlantic, many modern highways in the Northeastern United States follow the routes.

Guoliang Tunnel Road

  Guoliang Tunnel Road

 

China 

Taihang Mountains 

A road carved along the side of and through a mountain. 

Before the tunnel was constructed, access to the nearby Guoliang village was limited to a difficult path carved into the mountainside.

Hãna Highway

  Hãna Highway

  (Hana Belt Road)

United States 

Hawaii, Maui 

Scenic road with hundreds of curves, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. 

Hawaii State Routes 36 and 360 which connects Kahului with the town of Hana in east Maui.

Haight-Ashbury

  Haight-Ashbury

 

United States 

California, San Francisco 

Origin of 1960s American counterculture. 

A district of city named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets.

Henry Street

  Henry Street

 

United States 

song 

A song in the musical Funny Girl as well as a famous street in Manhattan, NY 

In the late 1893, nurses Lillian Wald and Mary Maud Brewster founded the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.

Hester Street

  Hester Street

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

Historically a center for Ashkenazi Jewish immigrant culture in New York City. (Also a movie

More recently, it has been absorbed by Chinatown, although some kosher and Jewish-owned stores can be found.

High Street

  High Street

 

England 

 

Like "Main Street" in America, the generic name of the primary business street of towns. 

Usually a focal point for shops and retailers in city centres there are 5,410 High Streets in the United Kingdom.

Highway 1

  Highway 1

 

Australia 

 

A network of highways that circumnavigate the entire Australian continent. 

At a length of more than 15,000 miles, it is one of the longest national highways in the world.

Ho Chi Minh trail

  Ho Chi Minh trail

  (Truong Son Road)

Viet Nam 

 

During the Viet Nam War, used by enemy infiltrators from the north. 

A complex maze of roads and paths for truck, bicycle and foot traffic, as well as river transportation ran mostly through Laos.

Hollywood & Vine

  Hollywood & Vine

 

United States 

California, Los Angeles 

Iconic label for movie production. 

Became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses.

J Street

  J Street

 

United States 

political 

An advocacy group named for the missing road between I and K Streets in the Washington D.C. grid. 

The organisation promotes American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israel conflicts peacefully and diplomatically.

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

  Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road

 

United Arab Emirates  

Abu Dhabi 

Called the greatest driving road in the world by Edmunds.com. The road scales the mountain and ends at a parking lot with only a hotel and a palace. 

The road is a challenge for cyclists who attempt to climb the 8% average ascent of the mountain.

Jomfru Ane Gade

  Jomfru Ane Gade

  (Virgin Anne's Street)

Denmark 

Aalborg 

Denmark's most famous street, popular with both locals and tourists. 

The street dates back to at least the end of the 16th century, apparently named after Ane Viffert who in 1568 lived in nearby Skavegade.

K street

  K street

 

United States 

political 

A common metonym for Washington's lobbying industry. 

Also a 2003 HBO series. Also, see K Road.

Karakoram Highway

  Karakoram Highway

 

Asia 

China and Pakistan 

The highest paved international road in the world. 

It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 meters (15,397 ft.)

Karl Johans Gate

  Karl Johans Gate

 

Norway 

Oslo 

Built in the 1840s, the main street of the city of Oslo. 

The gate is a composite of several older streets that used to be separate thoroughfares.

Katy Freeway

  Katy Freeway

  I-10

United States 

TX, Houston 

Has up to 18 lanes of traffic. 

Expansion of the freeway took 5 years and $2.8 billion.

Khyber Pass

  Khyber Pass

 

Pakistan, Afghanistan 

 

A mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

During the war in Afghanistan, the Khyber Pass has been a major route for resupplying NATO forces in the Afghan theater of conflict.

King's Highway

  King's Highway

 

Middle East 

 

A important trade route to the ancient Middle East 

During the Roman period, the Highway was rebuilt by Trajan and called the Via Traiana Nova.

Krakowskie Przedmiescie

  Krakowskie Przedmiescie

 

Poland 

Warsaw 

A most impressive and prestigious street in the Polish capital.  

Established in the 1400s as a roa to Krakow, it is one of the oldest avenues in Warsaw and the first part of the Royal Route.

Lærdal Tunnel

  Lærdal Tunnel

 

Norway 

 

The longest automobile tunnel in the world 

Completed in 2000, the auto tunnel is a part of the E16 main route between Oslo and Bergen, Norway.

Las Vegas Boulevard

  Las Vegas Boulevard

 

United States 

Nevada, Las Vegas 

Known as the Las Vegas Strip 

Many of the largest hotel, casino and resort properties in the world are located on this boulevard.

Ledo Road

  Ledo Road

  (Stilwell Road)

Burma 

 

Built during World War II so that the Allies could supply the Chinese as an alternative to the Burma Road

Built by 15,000 American soldiers and 35,000 local workers. 1,100 Americans and many locals died during the construction.

Lime Street

  Lime Street

 

England 

London 

Home of the world's largest insurance market, including Lloyd's of London, named for the nearby production of lime during mediaeval times. 

Lime Street is also the name of one of the 25 ancient wards in the City of London. (See Lime Street Ward.)

Lincoln Highway

  Lincoln Highway

 

United States 

coast to coast 

The first road across the United States of America. 

Dedicated October 31, 1913, the Highway was the first national memorial to President Abraham Lincoln.

Lombard Street

  Lombard Street

 

United States 

California, San Francisco 

Crookedest street in the world. 

It is famous for having a steep, one-block section of tight hairpin turns intended to reduce the hill's natural 27% grade which was too steep for most vehicles.

Lover's Lane

  Lover's Lane

 

None 

idiom 

Poetic term for a romantic location. 

Not necessarily a street, any secluded area where people kiss or make out.

Lunalilo Freeway

  Lunalilo Freeway

  (Interstate H-1)

United States 

Hawai'i, O'ahu 

Hawaii's first and busiest freeway. 

It is the westernmost and southernmost Interstate Highway in the United States.

M-22

  M-22

  Michigan Heritage Route

United States 

Michigan 

A scenice and historic route in northwest part of lower Michigan. 

The road passes through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Madison Avenue

  Madison Avenue

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

Synonymous with American advertising. 

The avenue in the borough of Manhattan where many advertising agencies were located.

Magic Roundabout

  Magic Roundabout

 

England 

Swindon 

In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by a British motor service.The roundabout is built over a section of the old Wilts and Berks Canal

Also the name of several other roundabouts and a 1963 children's TV show.

Main Street

  Main Street

 

United States 

symbolic 

Emblematic of middle America. 

The primary or central street of many American towns typically in place of First Street.

Makkah Road

  Makkah Road

  (Road to Makkah)

(Road to Mecca)

Saudi Arabia 

Mecca 

One of the main roads leading to the holy city Makkah (Mecca

Also Road to Makkah, a book by Muhammad Asad; Road to Mecca, a play by South Africa's Athol Fugard.

Market Street

  Market Street

 

England and U.S. 

symbolic 

A major street in many cities. 

An important street in San Francisco, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford in England; Melbourne, Australia; among others.

Marsimik La

  Marsimik La

 

India 

Chang-Chemno Range  

The highest drivable pass in the world 

An extremely dangerous unpaved road.

McMurdo Highway

  McMurdo Highway

  (South Pole Traverse)

Antarctica 

South Pole 

A compacted snow road in Antarctica linking the US McMurdo Station to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station; about 995 miles or 1,601 kms. 

The road is not paved; flags mark its route.

Melrose Place

  Melrose Place

 

United States 

TV show 

An American TV series. 

A fictional street in a posh part of Los Angeles, CA in a TV drama first appearing in 1992.

Merritt

  Merritt

 

United States 

Connecticut, Fairfield County 

Known for its scenic layout, its uniquely styled signage, and the architecturally elaborate overpasses  

The Merritt Parkway is one of the oldest parkways in the United States, opening June 29, 1938.

Michigan Avenue

  Michigan Avenue

 

United States 

Illinois, Chicago 

The major downtown street in the windy city. 

Sites include the Chicago Water Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and the Magnificent Mile.

Mohawk Trail

  Mohawk Trail

 

United States 

New York, Upstate 

The Trail began as a Native American trade route connecting Atlantic tribes with Upstate New York tribes. 

Today the Trail is part of Massachusetts Route 2, which was created as one of the first scenic highways in the U.S.

Mulholland Drive

  Mulholland Drive

 

United States 

California, Los Angeles 

A winding road along the ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Hollywood Hills in southern California. 

Also a 2001 neo-noir movie.

Nanjing Road

  Nanjing Road

 

China 

Shanghai 

The main shopping street of the city and one of the world's busiest streets. 

The entire length of the road has been a center of commerce in Shanghai for more than a century.

Natchez Trace

  Natchez Trace

 

United States 

 

An historical path that extended roughly 440 miles from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN

It was a traditional Native American trail and was later also used by early European explorers as both a trade and transit route in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Nathan Road

  Nathan Road

 

Hong Kong 

Kowloon 

Known in the post-World War II years as The Golden Mile, a name that is now rarely used. 

This main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong is lined with shops, restaurants and is the destination of many tourists. It was the very first road built in Kowloon.

National Old Trails Road

  National Old Trails Road

  (Ocean-to-Ocean Highway)

United States 

coast to coast 

Coast to coast United States highway established in 1912. 

At 3,096 miles (4,983 km) long, it follows the old National Road and the Santa Fe Trail from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, CA.

National Road

  National Road

  (Cumberland Road)

United States 

 

First major highway in the United States. 

Begun in 1811, the highway connects Vandalia, IL to Cumberland, MD. When rebuilt in the 1830s, the road became the first in the country to use the new macadam road surfacing.

Nevsky Prospekt

  Nevsky Prospekt

 

Russia 

St. Petersburg 

The major and oldest avenue in the old Imperial capital of Russia. 

Planned by Peter the Great, the road has been immortalized by such Russian authors Nikolai Gogol and Alexandeer Pushkin.

Newbury Street

  Newbury Street

 

United States 

Massachusetts, Boston 

Emblematic of high style. 

Located in the Back Bay area, it is lined with historic 19th-century brownstones that contain hundreds of shops and restaurants.

O'Connell Street

  O'Connell Street

 

Ireland 

Dublin 

Historic and main thoroughfare in the capital city. 

One of Europe's widest streets and site of The Spire of Dublin.

Ocean Drive

  Ocean Drive

 

United States 

Florida, Miami 

Known for its Art Deco hotels. 

The street is the center of the Art Deco District and home to about 800 preserved buildings including one of the most photographed houses in North America, the famed mansion of Gianni Versace.

Old Pali Road

  Old Pali Road

 

United States 

Hawai'i, O'ahu 

An old Hawaiian road on O'ahu, the settings for many ghost stories. 

Hawaii Route 61 replaced the old road, but portions still exist, although closed to traffic.

Old Plank Road

  Old Plank Road

 

United States 

Arizona 

Historic road in California built in 1915. 

Once connecting San Diego, CA with Yuma, AZ, only fragments remain today.

Orchard Road

  Orchard Road

 

Singapore 

 

Popular place for shopping and entertainment in Singapore

Begun in the 1830s, the road was named for the orchards that formerly lined the road.

Oregon Trail

  Oregon Trail

 

United States 

Oregon 

19th century route to the American Northwest Territory. 

Travellers journeyed 4-6 months by land and river routes to reach the Oregon Territory.

(Painting by William Henry Jackson.)

Overseas Highway

  Overseas Highway

 

United States 

Florida Keys 

The part of U.S. Route 1 over the coral cay archipelago in the southeast United States. 

Large parts of 127.5 mile long road were built on the former Overseas Railroad, the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway.

Oxford Street

  Oxford Street

 

England 

London 

Europe's busiest shopping district. 

It is a major thoroughfare in London with over 300 shops and stores.

Pacific Coast Highway

  Pacific Coast Highway

  (California State Route 1, Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway)

United States 

California pacific coast 

Runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the USA and designated as an All-American Road

Frequent landslides and roadway erosion have caused segments to be either closed for repairs or re-routed.

Pall Mall

  Pall Mall

 

England 

London 

A major thoroughfare in the St James' area of the capital. 

The name of the street is derived from "pall mall", a mallet-and-ball game that was played there during the 17th century.

Pan-American Highway

  Pan-American Highway

 

North and South America 

 

Inter-continental highway spanning 48,000 km (about 30,000 miles, from Alaska, in North America to Chile and Argentina in South America. 

The highway is interrupted between Panama and Colombia by a 100 km (60 mi) stretch of marshland known as the Darién Gap.

Park Avenue

  Park Avenue

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

A boulevard in New York City borough of Manhattan, emblematic of high style. 

Also a Buick car model and the name of many other things.

Park Place

  Park Place

 

United States 

New Jersey, Atlantic City 

Symbolic of luxury and fine taste and address of Bally's Atlantic City is a luxury hotel and casino on the Boardwalk.  

Also a location in the game Monopoly.

Park Row

  Park Row

  (Newspaper Row)

United States 

New York, New York City 

During the late 19th century the street was known as "Newspaper Row" because most of New York City's newspapers were located on the street near City Hall.  

Also the name of a movie by Samuel Fuller.

Parliament Street

  Parliament Street

 

England 

Exeter 

The narrowest street in the world. 

It is about 64 centimetres (25 inches) at its narrowest and approximately 1.22 metres (48 inches) at its widest.

Paseo de la Reforma

  Paseo de la Reforma

  (Reform Promenade)

Mexico 

Mexico City 

Major wide boulevard in capital. 

The road was built during the Second Mexican Empire by the Austrian military officer and engineer Ferdinand von Rosenzweig.

Pennsylvania Avenue

  Pennsylvania Avenue

 

United States 

Washington D.C. 

Called "America's Main Street." 

A major street in city joining the White House and the United States Capitol.

Pennsylvania Turnpike

  Pennsylvania Turnpike

 

United States 

Pennsylvania 

First long-distance limited-access highway in the United States. 

During initial construction, the turnpike used 7 tunnels abandoned by the South Pennsylvania Railroad during the 1880s.

Penny Lane

  Penny Lane

 

England 

song 

A song by The Beatles

Release in February 1967, the title comes from the name of a street in the band's hometown, Liverpool, England.

Petticoat Lane

  Petticoat Lane

 

England 

London 

A center for manufacturing clothes in the city. 

By 1608, the area had become a commercial district where second hand clothes and bric-a-brac were sold and exchanged.

Pilgrims' Way

  Pilgrims' Way

 

England 

 

The historic route supposed to have been taken by pilgrims in England. 

Much of the traditional route of the Pilgrims' Way is now part of the modern road network.

Primrose Path

  Primrose Path

 

None 

idiom 

Symbolic of living a life of luxury. 

The title of a song by Jerry Wallace.

Promenade des Anglais

  Promenade des Anglais

 

France 

Nice 

A celebrated road along the Mediterranean coast. 

The Promenade was first called the Camin deis Anglés (the English Way) by the Niçois in their native dialect Nissart.

Red Rock Scenic Byway

  Red Rock Scenic Byway

  (State Route 179)

United States 

Arizona 

Passes through spectacular red rock and sandstone formations. 

Designated The All-American Road by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation in 2006.

Rheinhöhenweg Trail

  Rheinhöhenweg Trail

 

Germany 

Rhine Valley 

A popular hiking trail on the mountains of the Valley. 

The trails, following the course of the Rhine, passes a vast number of famous castles and are probably the oldest known walking routes in Germany.

Ridgeway, The

  Ridgeway, The

 

England and Wales 

 

Britian's oldest road. 

One of fifteen long-distance National Trails in England and Wales, The Ridgeway passes near many Neolithic, Iron Age, and Bronze Age sites.

Rodeo Drive

  Rodeo Drive

 

United States 

California, Beverly Hills 

Famous shopping district the city. 

Pronounced Roh-DAY-oh, the name generally refers to a three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops.

Rodovia dos Imigrantes

  Rodovia dos Imigrantes

  (SP-160)

Brazil 

 

The highway connects the city of Säo Paulo to the Atlantic coast. 

The two carriageways are fully reversible and traffic can flow either bidirectionally or in the same direction, depending on demand.

Rose Street

  Rose Street

 

Scotland 

Edinburgh 

A narrow street with many pubs and bars. 

Famed for Rose Street Challenge, having a drink in every bar, pub, and restaurant on the way.

Rottenrow

  Rottenrow

 

Scotland 

Glasgow 

A famous street in the Scottish city. 

Dates back to the city's medieval beginnings, and once connected the historic High Street to the Cowcaddens area. Also a common street name in towns and villages throughout England and Scotland.

Route 66

  Route 66

  (Mother Road)

United States 

 

Icon of carefree driving. 

Once a important U.S. highway across the nation; a TV series and song title.

Royal Road

  Royal Road

 

Greece 

Crete 

First built road, a 50 km paved road from Knossos in north Crete through the mountains. 

Consturcted by the Minoans in about 2000 B.C.

Royal Road

  Royal Road

 

Iraq 

 

An ancient Persian highway. 

Rebuilt by the Persian king Darius I of the Achaemenid Empire in the 5th century BC.

Royal Road

  Royal Road

 

Poland 

Kraków 

Passes some of the most prominent historic landmarks of Poland's royal capital. 

The Royal Road starts outside the northern flank of the old city walls in the medieval suburb of Kleparz, now a central district of Kraków.

Rue de Rivoli

  Rue de Rivoli

 

France 

Paris 

A commercial street whose shops include the most fashionable names in the world. 

The Paris street was created by Napoleon Bonaparte and named for his victory at the Battle of Rivoli.

Rue Morgue

  Rue Morgue

 

France 

movie 

Fame from the novel by Edgar Allen Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue; also a Canadian magazine

The story surrounds the baffling double murder in the Rue Morgue, a fictional street in Paris.

Saint Catherine Street

  Saint Catherine Street

  (Rue Sainte-Catherine)

Canada 

Montreal 

The primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal. 

A Gay village extends along the street in the east end of downtown.

Santa Fe Trail

  Santa Fe Trail

 

United States 

Missouri to New Mexico 

19th century transportation route through central North America. 

First used in 1821, it served as a commercial and military highway until about 1880 with the coming of railroads.

(Painting by Wayne Cooper.)

Second Avenue

  Second Avenue

  (Second Street)

United States 

 

Most common street name in the United States. 

Since the primary road in many towns was named "Main" or "Front" or something else, "First" is third most common street name. "Second Avenue" or "Second Street" is also part of many business.

Sesame Street

  Sesame Street

 

None 

TV show 

A children's TV program. 

An educational children's TV series known for its Muppets characters.

Shuto Expressway

  Shuto Expressway

 

Japan 

Tokyo 

A network of toll expressways in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. 

The roadway network has many long bridges over water, tunnels, and sharp curves.

Silk Alley (now Silk Street)

  Silk Alley (now Silk Street)

 

China 

Beijing 

Old shopping alley in the city where many stalls sold mostly knock-off luxury items. 

In 2005, the new street replaced the old alley-based Xiushui Market, and has more diversified businesses.

Silk Road

  Silk Road

 

Eurasian continent 

 

An appellation for trade routes across the Eurasian continent. 

The interconnected routes cover over 5,000 miles enabling the transportion of silk and other fine fabrics as well as other sought-after goods.

Skid Road

  Skid Road

  (Skid Row)

United States 

emblematic 

A run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population. 

The term dates back to the 17th century when it referred to a log road, used to skid or drag logs through woods and bog.

Stelvio Pass

  Stelvio Pass

  ( Passo dello Stelvio)

Italy 

Alps 

The "greatest driving road in the world" is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps. 

The original road was built in 1820-25 by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria.

Strand (The)

  Strand (The)

 

England 

London 

An old and famous street in the city. 

Many famous buildings, churches, and historic places can be found along this street.

Sunset Boulevard

  Sunset Boulevard

 

United States 

California, Los Angeles 

Once a synonym for the glamor of Hollywood

A street in western Los Angeles County, California, a 1950 film, a TV series, a song and musical title.

Sweet Track

  Sweet Track

 

England 

Somerset Levels 

One of the oldest engineered roads known. 

An ancient causeway in the sparsely populated coastal plain and wetland area of south west England, probably built in 3806 BC.

Thunder Road

  Thunder Road

 

United States 

Kentucky and Tennessee 

Title of a 1958 based-on-fact film with Robert Mitchum as a moonshiner racing along local roads to deliver liquor. 

Also the name of other things, including a coffee brand.

Tin Pan Alley

  Tin Pan Alley

 

United States 

idiom 

Any city's musical district. 

A name given to New York City music publishers and songwriters beginning in the late 1880s.

Tobacco Road

  Tobacco Road

 

United States 

North Carolina 

The tobacco-producing area of the state and often used when referring to sports teams among North Carolina universities. 

Also a novel by Erskine Caldwell, a film, and a song title.

Tornado Alley

  Tornado Alley

 

United States 

figure of speech 

A term refering to the middle United States where tornadoes are most frequent. 

The area generally includes northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, parts of Iowa and South Dakota.

Trail Ridge Road

  Trail Ridge Road

  (Beaver Meadow Road)

United States 

Colorado 

The highest continuous paved road in the United States crossing the Continental Divide and reaching an elevation of 12,183. feet.  

The road is closed during the winter, and often remains closed until late spring or early summer.

Trans-Canada Highway

  Trans-Canada Highway

  (Route Transcanadienne)

Canada 

 

One of the longest national highways in the world. 

The system that joins the ten provinces of Canada, the main route spanning 8,030 kilometers (4,990 miles).

Trans-Siberian Highway

  Trans-Siberian Highway

 

Russia 

 

The unofficial name for a network of highways in Russia. 

Spans the width of Russia from the, Baltic Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the Japan Sea of the Pacific Ocean.

Tverskaya Street

  Tverskaya Street

 

Russia 

Moscow 

Route of the Tsars' procession on official visits to Moscow. 

Moscow's main street, on the north end of Red Square, was originally the main road out of the medieval city.

U.S. Route 17

  U.S. Route 17

  (Highway 17)

United States 

South Carolina 

A scenic, rural two-lane road with dangerous and deadly sections. 

The route was part of the 1926 approved plan for a national system of highways,

Unter den Linden

  Unter den Linden

 

Germany 

Berlin 

Famous boulevard that runs from the site of the royal palace at the Lustgarten park to Pariser Platz

The heart of the historic section of Berlin dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Váci Street

  Váci Street

  (Váci Utca)

Hungary 

Budapest 

The most famous street of central Budapest. 

It features a large number of restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market.

Varvarka Street

  Varvarka Street

  (Ulitsa Varvarka)

Russia 

Moscow 

The oldest street in Moscow flanking Zarydye, the oldest trading settlement outside the Kremlin walls. 

Though a short street, it has the most churches of any street in Moscow as well as many interesting sights that characterize medieval times.

Via dei Fori Imperiali

  Via dei Fori Imperiali

 

Italy 

Rome 

The road in the center of Rome running from the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum. 

The road, original named "Via Triumphale," was built during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini and courses through much of the ruins of ancient Rome.

Via Dolorosa

  Via Dolorosa

  (The Way of Suffering)

Israel 

Jerusalem 

The path Jesus walked carrying his cross on the way to crucifixion. 

The remnant of a main east-west route through Aelia Capitolina, an ancient city once on the site of Jerusalem.

Via Maris (The Way of the Sea)

  Via Maris (The Way of the Sea)

 

Middle East 

 

An ancient trade route dating from the early Bronze Age. 

Linking Egypt with the northern empires of Syria, Anatolia and Mesopotamia, its earlier name was Way of the Philistines.

Via Sacra

  Via Sacra

 

Italy 

Rome 

The main street of ancient Rome. 

Runs from the top of the Capitoline Hill through the Forum to the Colosseum.

Via Veneto (via Vittorio Veneto)

  Via Veneto (via Vittorio Veneto)

 

Italy 

Rome 

One of the most famous streets in the Italian capital 

The street was made famous by Federico Fellini’s classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita and turned it into a center for upmarket cafes and shops.

Victory Highway

  Victory Highway

 

United States 

coast to coast 

An early auto trail across the United States. 

Begun in 1921 and dedicated to American forces who died in World War I, it is roughly equivalent to the present U.S. Route 40.

Voie Sacrée

  Voie Sacrée

 

France 

Verdun 

The road played a vital role for the Battle of Verdun in France during World War I 

Along the 72 km of the road, day and night during the war years, 3,500 trucks were on the move, ferrying men, armaments, and supplies to the beleaguered city of Verdun.

Wall Street

  Wall Street

 

United States 

New York, New York City 

An American stock market moniker 

Street in Lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located.

Wangan

  Wangan

  The Bayshore Route

Japan 

Tokyo 

A Japanese manga series and a stretch of expressway 

The series has been adapted into live action films, video games, and TV series. The name derives from the actual street racing that occurs on part of the expressway, the longest, straightest road in the entire country.

Wangfujing

  Wangfujing

 

China 

Beijing 

One of the most famous shopping streets in China 

In the Qing Dynasty, aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here. The street was previously known as Morrison Street in English.

Watling Street

  Watling Street

 

England 

 

Old Roman road parts of which are still in use with varying names, between the modern cities of Canterbury and St. Albans

Part of the route was the site of the Roman victory at the Battle of Watling Street in 61 AD.

Woodward Avenue

  Woodward Avenue

 

United States 

Michigan, Detroit 

The first mile of road in the world to be paved with concrete and an historical and important street 

The annual Woodward Dream Cruise takes place in suburban Detroit during the summer attracting thousands of classic car owners and admirers from the entire country.

Yellow Brick Road

  Yellow Brick Road

 

None 

symbolic 

A path to some goal. In the movie, Dorothy's path to Emerald City 

In the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.

Yonge Street

  Yonge Street

 

Canada 

Ontario, Toronto 

The longest street in the world at 1,896 km. 

Referred to as "Main Street Ontario", a large part of the route follows an ancient well-established Aboriginal trail.

Yungas Road

  Yungas Road

  (also known as Grove's Road, Coroico Road, Camino de las Yungas, El Camino de la Muerte, Road of Death, Death Road)

Bolivia 

 

It is estimated that 200 to 300 travellers are killed yearly along the road. 

The North Yungas Road is a 61-kilometre (38 mi) or 69-kilometre road leading from La Paz to Coroico.

Zaibunnisa Street

  Zaibunnisa Street

  (originally Elphinstone Street)

Pakistan 

Karachi 

One of Karachi`s oldest and historic streets. 

Site of the city's most renowned shopping districts.

2nd Ring Road
42nd Street
Abbey Road
Albert Cuypstraat
Appalachian Trail
Appian Way
Atlanterhavsveien
Autostrada dei Laghi
Avenida Nueve de Julio
Avenue of the Americas
Avenue Q
Beale Street
Bleeker Street
Blue Ridge Parkway
Boston Post Road
Boulevard Ring
Boulevard Saint-Germain
Boulevard Saint-Michel
Bourbon Street
Bozeman Trail
Broadway
Burma Road
Calle Estafeta
Canal Street (Manhattan)
Canal Street (New Orleans)
Canalasso
Capulin Volcano road
Carnaby Street
Castro Street
Champs-Élysées
Chandni Chowk
Charing Cross Road
Chisholm Trail
Col de Turini
Colonial Parkway
Crescent Street
Dalal Street
Dalton Highway
Davison Freeway
Der Graben
Dixie Highway
Donner Pass
Downing Street
Easy Street
El Camino Real
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Electric Avenue
Elm Street
Falls Road
Fifth Avenue
Flamingo Road
Fleet Street
Fosse Way
Fremont Street
Friedrichstraße
Gasoline Alley
Grand Avenue
Grand Via
Grand-Trunk Road
Great St. Bernard Pass
Great Trail
Guoliang Tunnel Road
Hãna Highway
Haight-Ashbury
Henry Street
Hester Street
High Street
Highway 1
Ho Chi Minh trail
Hollywood & Vine
J Street
Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road
Jomfru Ane Gade
K street
Karakoram Highway
Karl Johans Gate
Katy Freeway
Khyber Pass
King's Highway
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Lærdal Tunnel
Las Vegas Boulevard
Ledo Road
Lime Street
Lincoln Highway
Lombard Street
Lover's Lane
Lunalilo Freeway
M-22
Madison Avenue
Magic Roundabout
Main Street
Makkah Road
Market Street
Marsimik La
McMurdo Highway
Melrose Place
Merritt
Michigan Avenue
Mohawk Trail
Mulholland Drive
Nanjing Road
Natchez Trace
Nathan Road
National Old Trails Road
National Road
Nevsky Prospekt
Newbury Street
O'Connell Street
Ocean Drive
Old Pali Road
Old Plank Road
Orchard Road
Oregon Trail
Overseas Highway
Oxford Street
Pacific Coast Highway
Pall Mall
Pan-American Highway
Park Avenue
Park Place
Park Row
Parliament Street
Paseo de la Reforma
Pennsylvania Avenue
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Penny Lane
Petticoat Lane
Pilgrims' Way
Primrose Path
Promenade des Anglais
Red Rock Scenic Byway
Rheinhöhenweg Trail
Ridgeway, The
Rodeo Drive
Rodovia dos Imigrantes
Rose Street
Rottenrow
Route 66
Royal Road
Royal Road
Royal Road
Rue de Rivoli
Rue Morgue
Saint Catherine Street
Santa Fe Trail
Second Avenue
Sesame Street
Shuto Expressway
Silk Alley (now Silk Street)
Silk Road
Skid Road
Stelvio Pass
Strand (The)
Sunset Boulevard
Sweet Track
Thunder Road
Tin Pan Alley
Tobacco Road
Tornado Alley
Trail Ridge Road
Trans-Canada Highway
Trans-Siberian Highway
Tverskaya Street
U.S. Route 17
Unter den Linden
Váci Street
Varvarka Street
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Via Dolorosa
Via Maris (The Way of the Sea)
Via Sacra
Via Veneto (via Vittorio Veneto)
Victory Highway
Voie Sacrée
Wall Street
Wangan
Wangfujing
Watling Street
Woodward Avenue
Yellow Brick Road
Yonge Street
Yungas Road
Zaibunnisa Street

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