Avenue then street, or vice-versa?
April 9, 2011 7:18 PM Subscribe
When you state an intersection in a city that has avenues and streets (or some other system where N-S is one set and E-W is another set), is there a convention for which you name first? In other words, how should people interpret something like "9th and 11th"? If there's a convention, is it universal? Or, does it vary from city to city?
posted by secretseasons to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I'm looking for answers to two closely related questions:
a) If there's a convention that applies to everyone, what is it? Tell me more about this convention. Does it come from New York? From some great proto-urban-planner?
b) If there isn't a convention for everyone, but there are different conventions for different cities, then I'd love to just hear about what it is in your city.
I moved to Duluth, MN a couple years ago. We have N-S avenues and E-W streets. But, I don't know what the local convention is so I'm always really explicit.