Submitted by: dunno source via Oddly Specific
That road (street?) runs throughout Philly and the suburbs. It’s over 10 miles long and throughout each city, township, etc. it switches from East Street Rd. to West Street Rd. In just eight miles, you cross from east to west and west to east roughly five times.
There is a road near where I used to live called Dirt Rd… It was unpaved.
Which one is lazier?
I just drove past a sign like this in Doylestown PA and couldn’t get the cellphone cam out quick enough – and didn’t have time to go back around. . . dammit!
Street rd…where red lights are yellow…
That’s kinda what I was wondering……which is more lazy- naming a road “street” or replacing a red stop light with a yellow one? Hmmm. The city planners here are definitely giving us their “A” game! lol
Does it connect to Avenue Blvd.?
In Toronto there’s an Avenue Road.
You stole my comment.
lol, i didn’t see this before i posted mine. lol. but yeah, this brought up so many jokes this year whenever me and my cousins visited the ROM
That’s nothing. In Leicester, England, there’s a street called Avenue Road, and a few years back they wanted to extend it… so they called the new part Avenue Road Extension.
What’s up with that traffic signal? What’s the yellow doing on top?
What I find funny(sad?) is the yellow signal head on TOP. In what jurisdiction could this be in? I hope, not the US!
Oh I know this road, it’s just next to Lane Lane.
Also, the traffic lights appear to go amber – red – green! I think it’s just the lighting, though.
Street Rod [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Rod] was the best!
Wait, why is there a sign for a video game on a streetlamp?
By way of the Interstate Parkway.
Very well-known, major road leading into Philadelphia. Since I’ve lived here all my life, it never occurred to me the name was odd. Wonder where it DID come from? It was there way before mayor Street was elected.
I would have in my epic lazyness just abreviated it to St.Rd.But then the most sarcastic of you’d refer to it as Saint Ricedick.
In the town of Townsville I presume
Sure its bad that its named ‘Street’ BUT the yellow light is on top and the red in the middle. FAIL
There’s a “That Road” in Bloomington, IN. I tried to get a pic off Google maps, but the quality is too poor. You can still look it up though. Can you imagine living there?
“Where do you live?”
“If you don’t want to tell me, just say so!”
Delightfully and ambiguously redundant.
There are two roads in Lake Jackson, Texas called This Way and That Way, respectively. I wonder when they’re going to name a road The Other Way…
Not only is it redundant but it is repetitive
@humor me: Third base.
I recently drove by Boulevard Road. Ha!
There’s a Noah Way near where I live.
I used to live off of that street in Trevose. The oddness of it never occurred to me until I moved to another state and my then girlfriend pointed it out.
“When do I turn?”
“I don’t know.”
I’ve seen an A Street before. Also bonus stoplight fail!
I used to live in a place called The Street.
The light is red, but whoever took the picture has auto red-eye correct either on their camera or on their photo software. I live near Street Road and I assure you our lights are red on top, lol.
I live near Street Road and have driven it many, many times. I assure you, there is no traffic light that has yellow on top. It’s likely the angle the picture was taken that’s causing the light to look yellow.
I have to enter applications on a computer, and when people don’t fill in previous residences, I always just put 123 Street Rd. This makes me feel like I’m not COMPLETELY full of fail.
It doesn’t actually go into Philadelphia, but runs parallel to it through its northeastern suburbs for a good ten, fifteen miles! I never though the name was weird.
As stated earlier, this is in southeastern Pennsylvania and is also known as route 926. Not too far away is a steep road called “Helluva Hill.”
What’s the big deal? There are “Street Road”s in a lot of place. There’s one not far from where I live.
There is an intersection where I live of S West St and SW St
i’m from Levittown, PA and i often have to travel on Street Road in Bucks county outside Philly. The Street never actually is in the City of Philadelphia. It runs the west side of Bucks County. When you live there, like I have, it doesn’t occur to you that the name of the street is redundant. But the name of the street extends back to the late 1600’s it was the main link between Bensalem, PA and Warminster, PA.
its also not uncommon to name a road “Street Rd”. There is also one in Chester County, PA
Historically, “Road” was a designation for a street that had a toll. So, adding “Road” to “Street” wasn’t redundant, just more descriptive. I don’t know where this photo was taken, but in the Philadelphia area, there are plenty of examples of this. Sometimes the name is more specific, like “Newtown Street Road” in Newtown Square and “Susquehanna Street Road” in Abington.
when i moved to the philly area i lived on Street Road for a few years. What seemed stranger to me is that almost every township and county in the area has at least one County Line Road or Township Line Road running along the municipality/county borders at some point, so the five county area is littered with so many streets with those names that it’s impossible to tell exactly what street someone is referring to.
I used to life on East Street Road in Warminster PA. When we gave our address people thought we were joking around and would always ask “Are you serious?”
That’s a normal traffic light, it’s just a trick of the lighting that makes the top light appear yellow.
I’ve been to Street Road near Philly, but I now live in Richmond where we have “Boulevard”. That’s it. It’s a one-word road, kind of like one-word celebrities such as “Madonna” or “Ludacris”. I think that may be even lazier.
Atlanta has a thoroughfare called Boulevard. Not So-&-So Boulevard, or Thus-&-Such Boulevard. Just Boulevard. I lived on Boulevard, SE.
Aha! Just read Marc’s! I thought Atlanta was the only one so clueless.
Wrong. Epic laziness would be if the sign said “St Rd”. Having a street named ‘road’ is just lazy 😛
Or road named ‘street’. I don’t know.
LOL, great image!
I lmao’d at their epic epic laziness. I have the flu so choking with laughter while having trouble breathing didn’t help much.
My cousin lives off of that road.
No seriously. It’s near philly. She’s in Feasterville.
Oh! That must be where the Department of Redundancy Department is located!
I always wondered…
That road is in Bucks County, just north of Philly.
I have cousins that live on Street Road.
I cross “Boulevard Street” every day on my way to work.
Also, automated address ‘repair’ in GIS systems is the cause of much pain. For instance, we have “E.F. Griffin Road”, presumably named after one E. F. Griffin. However, one system keeps ‘correcting’ this to “F GRIFFIN RD E”. Similarly, in Tampa, you’re lucky if your mapping system knows it’s “Westshore Boulevard” (note that “Westshore” is one word, even); I usually have to search for “SHORE BLVD W”.
I always wondered about this street…
I live near there
There’s a LANE STREET in MASS.
i’ve always wanted to name a road this, amongst others, of course i would have street road and road street intersect
There’s a Lane Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida, which even has an off-ramp on I-10.
I used to work in an office on Street Road (Rte 132) in Trevose. I also loved driving on Street Road (Rte 926). It was a nice, hilly country road, until developers started planting McMansions in the cow pastures and cornfields.
I always really liked the highway exit sign near Hayward, CA for ‘A Street Downtown.’ More specifically vague than oddly specific, but still…
Having grown up in Montgomery County, PA, I used to see Street Road all the time. I moved out to San Francisco 20 years ago to find the most unoriginal name of Ocean Beach.
As many have said, there are many Street Roads in and around Philly’s Suburbs
Can I change the subject?Thanks.Well,up to this pic,I belive every one of these things.Falling Cows,Pole,all of it.Want to know why?I am 7.Plus,I could read.
If it’s the one in PA, it’s named after General Street, a revolutionary war era general.
Whats worse that the streets name is Street Rd or that a color blind person instaled the traffic light
Yeah Street Road! That runs through the philly burbs in Bucks County! My home, Doylestown… ah, I miss it. Great place.
there’s an Avenue Road that runs right through downtown Toronto, Ontario.
I work on Street Rd in Pennsylvania. I hate when I have to give our address out to people who are not from the area, because they’re like, “Is it a street or a road”. I then have to explain that it is both. It’s really redundant.
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