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famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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9 de Julio AvenueArgentina (See Avenida Nueve de Julio)

famous streets 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.)

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Alaska Route 11United States (See Dalton Highway)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Andrássy Street

  Andrássy Street  (Andrássy út)

 Hungary  –  Budapest

Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002, the street is one of the city's main shopping streets with fine cafes, restaurants, theatres and luxury boutiques.  (Address of spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses featuring fine facades and interiors.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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. )

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Atlantic Ocean RoadNorway (See Atlanterhavsveien)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Baldwin Street

  Baldwin Street

 New Zealand  –  Dunedin

The world's steepest residential street  (At its maximum, about 70 metres (230 ft) below the top, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19º or 35%).)

famous streets 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.)

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Beaver Meadow RoadUnited States (See Trail Ridge Road)

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Big Gate RoadChina (See Tian Men Shan)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Boston Post Road

  Boston Post Road

 United States  –  Massachusetts, Boston

Early mail delivery routes between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts.  (The road was trail-blazed in 1673 and, over the years, widened and smoothed for horse-drawn wagons or stagecoaches.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Bozeman Trail

  Bozeman Trail

 United States – (Montana to Wyoming)

Overland route from the gold rush territory of Montana to the Oregon Trail.  (Named after John Bozeman who scouted the route in 1863, the Trail followed many north-south paths used by American Indians.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Cabrillo HighwayUnited States (See Pacific Coast Highway)

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California State Route 1United States (See Pacific Coast Highway)

famous streets 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.)

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Camino de las YungasBolivia (See Yungas Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Carnaby Street

  Carnaby Street

 England  –  London

Known for elite shopping.  (Fashionable pedestrian street in the heart of London, England.)

famous streets Castro Street

  Castro Street

 United States  –  California, San Francisco

Famous locale of lesbian and gay activisim.  (Commonly known as The Castro.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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 been featured three times in the Tour de France.)

famous streets 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.)

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Coroico RoadBolivia (See Yungas Road)

famous streets 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.)

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Cristo Rendtor RoadArgentina and Chile (See Paso Internacional Los Libertdores)

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Cumberland RoadUnited States (See National Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Death RoadBolivia (See Yungas Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Easy Street

  Easy Street

 None – (idiom)

Metaphor for wealth.  (A film, TV series and book title as well as several song titles (see Easy Street).)

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El Camino de la MuerteBolivia (See Yungas Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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. The trail was used for trade among native tribes since the earliest of times.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Elphinstone StreetPakistan (See Zaibunnisa Street)

 

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Fleet Street

  Fleet Street

 England  –  London

Symbol for British journalism.  (In London, the home of the British press until the 1980s.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.")

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Going to the Sun Road

  Going to the Sun Road  (Sun Road)

 United States  –  Montana

Only road to span the width of Glacier National Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass.  (Snow makes the road impassable in the winter with up to 80 feet of snow at Logan Pass. )

famous streets Gran Via

  Gran 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Great North Road

  Great North Road

 Australia  –  New South Wales

An historic road that was built to link early Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales.  (Built by convicts between 1825-1836, it crosses over 161 miles (260 km) of rugged terrain.)

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Great PathUnited States (See Great Trail)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Great Wagon Road

  Great Wagon Road

 United States  –  Great Appalachian Valley

One of the first interstate highways in the early United States (Pennsylvania to North Carolina) and the last muscle-powered freeway  (In the early 1700s, Scotch-Irish were the first people using the road headed south. By the mid-1700s, Pennsylvania Germans joined the migration.)

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Grove's RoadBolivia (See Yungas Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Hana Belt RoadUnited States (See Hãna Highway)

famous streets Harley Street

  Harley Street

 England  –  London

Known since the 19th century for its large number of private specialists in medicine and surgery.  (Today more than 3,000 people are employed in the Harley Street area.)

famous 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Highway to HeavenChina (See Tian Men Shan)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Hollywood Boulevard

  Hollywood Boulevard

 United States  –  Los Angeles, California

Home of the Hollywood Walk of Fame,a tribute to artists working in the entertainment industry.  (The eastern end of Hollywood Boulevard passes through Little Armenia and Thai Town.)

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I-10United States (See Katy Freeway)

famous streets Interstate 70

  Interstate 70

 United States  –  Colorado

One of the final pieces of the Interstate Highway System and one of the most expensive rural highways per mile built in the U.S.  (Through a significant portion of the canyon, the eastbound lanes extend cantilevered over the Colorado River.)

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Interstate H-1United States (See Lunalilo Freeway)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets K street

  K street

 United States – (political)

A common metonym for Washington's lobbying industry.  (Also a 2003 HBO series. Also, see K Road.)

famous streets 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.))

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Khaoson Road

  Khaoson Road  (Khao San Road)

 Thailand  –  Bangkok

World famous "backpacker ghetto" where tourist discuss their travels at its many pubs and bars  (Once described as "...a short road that has the longest dream in the world".)

famous streets 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. )

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Krakowskie Przedmiescie

  Krakowskie Przedmiescie

 Poland  –  Warsaw

A most impressive and prestigious street in the Polish capital.  (Established in the 1400s as a road to Krakow, it is one of the oldest avenues in Warsaw and the first part of the Royal Route.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets La Rambla

  La Rambla

 Spain  –  Barcelona

Famous tourist destination and address of many historic buildings.  (The passage of La Rambla was originally a sewage-filled stream-bed.)

famous streets Lan Kwai Fong

  Lan Kwai Fong

 China  –  Central, Hong Kong

A popular expatriate haunt for drinking, clubbing and dining.  (The area was home to hawkers before the Second World War. Also a movie.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Les Grands Goulets

  Les Grands Goulets  (Grands Goulets in the Vercors Massif)

 France  –  Drôme

Built between 1843 and 1854, the legendary route is carved out of the cliffs of Vercors, a massif of mountains in the Rhône Alps region of France.   (Because of rock slides, the road was closed to traffic in 2005.)

famous streets 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.))

famous streets Lincoln Highway

  Lincoln Highway

 United States – (New York City to San Francisco)

The first road across the United States of America from coast to coast.  (Dedicated October 31, 1913, the Highway was the first national memorial to President Abraham Lincoln and originally stretched 3,389 miles (5,454 km).)

famous streets 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.)

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Los Libertadores PassArgentina and Chile (See Paso Internacional Los Libertdores)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

 

 

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Main Street

  Main Street

 United States – (symbolic)

Emblematic of middle America, as presented at Disney World in Florida.  (The primary or central street of many American towns typically in place of First Street.)

famous streets Makkah Road

  Makkah Road  (Road to Makkah or 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Marsimik La

  Marsimik La

 India – (Chang-Chemno Range )

An extremely dangerous unpaved road; the highest drivable pass in the world.  (The pass is on the shortest route from the northwest tip of Pangong Lake to the contested Kongka Pass.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Merritt Parkway

  Merritt Parkway

 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Michigan Heritage RouteUnited States (See M-22)

famous streets 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.)

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Mother RoadUnited States (See Route 66)

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Motorway of the LakesItaly (See Autostrada dei Laghi)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Nathan Road

  Nathan Road  (The Golden Mile)

 Hong Kong  –  Kowloon

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

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Newspaper RowUnited States (See Park Row)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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. )

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Ocean-to-Ocean HighwayUnited States (See National Old Trails Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.))

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Oxford Street

  Oxford Street

 England  –  London

Europe's busiest shopping district.  (It is a major thoroughfare in London with over 300 shops and stores.)

famous streets Pacific Coast Highway

  Pacific Coast Highway  (California State Rte 1, Cabrillo Hwy, Shoreline Hwy)

 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. )

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Paso do los CaracolesArgentina and Chile (See Paso Internacional Los Libertdores)

famous streets Paso Internacional Los Libertdoresl

  Paso Internacional Los Libertdoresl  (Cristo Rendtor Road, Paso do los Caracoles, Los Libertadores Pass)

 Argentina and Chile

Major twisting mountain road between Argentina and Chile. Its name comes from the 4 ton Christ the Redeemer of the Andes.  (It is the main transport route from the Chilean capital city Santiago into Argentina's Mendoza city.)

famous streets Passeig de Gràcia

  Passeig de Gràcia

 Spain  –  Barcelona

One of the city's most important shopping and business areas and address of several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture.  (Regarded as the most expensive street in the country.)

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Passo dello StelvioItaly (See Stelvio Pass)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Pico de VeletaSpain (See Veleta Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Primrose Path

  Primrose Path

 None – (idiom)

Symbolic of living a life of luxury.  (The title of a song by Jerry Wallace, an 1875 novel by Bram Stoker,and a 1940 movie starring Ginger Rogers.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Reform PromenadeMexico (See Paseo de la Reforma)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Rio do Rasto RoadBrazil (See Rodovia SC-438)

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Road of 52 TunnelsItaly (See Strada delle 52 Galleri)

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Road of DeathBolivia (See Yungas Road)

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Road to MakkahSaudi Arabia (See Makkah Road)

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Road to MeccaSaudi Arabia (See Makkah Road)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Rodovia SC-438

  Rodovia SC-438  (Rio do Rasto Road)

 Brazil  –  Sata Catarina

A sharply winding and steep ascent in the Serra do Rio do Rastro mountain range  (At the highest elevation, 1,460 metres (4,790 feet) above sea level, the Atlantic Ocean can be seen on clear days, some 100 km (62 mi) away.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

 

famous streets 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.)

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Route TranscanadienneCanada (See Trans-Canada Highway)

famous streets Royal Mile

  Royal Mile  (The name given to a succession of streets)

 Scotland  –  Edinburgh

Busiest tourist street in the Old Town.  (Passes between two significant locations in the history of Scotland; Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.)

famous streets 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. )

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Rue CrescentCanada (See Crescent Street)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Rue Sainte-CatherineCanada (See Saint Catherine Street)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.))

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Sesame Street

  Sesame Street

 None – (TV show)

A children's TV program.  (An educational children's TV series known for its Muppets characters.)

famous streets Shambles

  Shambles  (The Shamble)

 England  –  York

Old street with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century.  (As recently as 1872 twenty-five butchers' shops were located along the street, but now none remain.)

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Shoreline HighwayUnited States (See Pacific Coast Highway)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Silk Alley

  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.)

famous streets 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.)

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Sixth AvenueUnited States (See Avenue of the Americas)

famous streets 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.)

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South Pole TraverseAntarctica (See McMurdo Highway)

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SP-160Brazil (See Rodovia dos Imigrantes)

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State Route 179United States (See Red Rock Scenic Byway)

famous streets 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.)

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Stilwell RoadBurma (See Ledo Road)

famous streets Strada delle 52 Galleri

  Strada delle 52 Galleri

 Italy  –  Veneto

An impressive military mule road built in 1917 during World War I on the Pasubio mountains (also Cima Palon) helping the Italian army to defeat the Austro-Hungarians at the Battle of Asiago.   (It is 6.55 kms long with 52 tunnels excavated from the rock.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Stuart Highway

  Stuart Highway  (The Track)

 Australia

Principal north-south route through the central interior of the mainland   (Sight of the World Solar Challenge, a biennial solar-powered car race covering 3,021 km (1,877 mi).)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

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The Bayshore RouteJapan (See Wangan)

famous streets The Bowery

  The Bowery

 United States  –  New York, New York

The oldest thoroughfare on Manhattan Island and at one time synonymous with dereliction and poverty.  (In early 1900s, it was home to America's earliest street gangs, the Bowery Boys.)

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The Grand CanalItaly (See Canalasso)

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The Royal Road of the Interior LandMexico, United States (See El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro)

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The TrackAustralia (See Stuart Highway)

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The Way of SufferingIsrael (See Via Dolorosa)

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The Way of the SeaMiddle East (See Via Maris)

famous streets Thunder Road

  Thunder Road

 United States – (Kentucky and Tennessee)

Title of a 1958 based-on-fact film Robert Mitchum.  (Also the name of other things, including a coffee brand.)

famous streets Tian Men Shan

  Tian Men Shan  (Big Gate Road or Highway to Heaven)

 China  –  Hunan

Has 99 hair-pin turns. (In Chinese culture, 9 is considered a lucky number.)  (The road extends from 200 meters below sea level to 1300 meters above sea level.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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).)

famous streets Trans-Labrador Highway

  Trans-Labrador Highway

 Canada  –  Newfoundland and Labrador

The only through highway of any kind in Labrador.  (Most of the road is a well-packed asphalt/gravel surface that is re-graded annually.)

famous streets 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.)

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Truong Son RoadViet Nam (See Ho Chi Minh trail)

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Turini PassFrance (See Col de Turini)

famous streets 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.)

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Ulitsa VarvarkaRussia (See Varvarka Street)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Veleta Road

  Veleta Road  ((Pico de Veleta or A-395)

 Spain  –  Province of Granada

Highest paved road in Europe  (Asphalt ends at about 3300 meters (10826 feet) but the road continues unpaved until reaching about 3380 meters (11089 feet).)

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Via AppiaItaly (See Appian Way)

famous streets Via Augusta

  Via Augusta  (Via Herculea or Via Exterior)

 Spain  –  Cádiz

An old Roman road crossing all of Hispania Province, from Câdiz in Spain, to where it crossed the Pyrenees.  (It forms part of the European Union "Roman Roads in the Mediterranean" initiative.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Via Egnatia

  Via Egnatia

 Europe

A road constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC.  (It crossed the Roman provinces of Illyricum, Macedonia, and Thrace, running through territory that is now part of modern Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and European Turkey.)

famous streets Via Maris

  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.)

famous streets Via Monte Napoleone

  Via Monte Napoleone

 Italy  –  Milan

Upscale shopping street famous for its ready-to-wear fashion and jewelry shops.  (The street traces the Roman city walls erected by Emperor Maximian.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Via Tornabuoni

  Via Tornabuoni  ((Via de' Tornabuoni))

 Italy  –  Florence

Features high fashion boutiques, belonging to designer brands such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Enrico Coveri, Emilio Pucci and many others.   (In the 12th century, it had different names, including Via Larga dei Legnaiuoli and Via dei Belli Sporti.)

famous streets Via 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.)

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Via Vittorio VenetoItaly (See Via Veneto)

famous streets 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.)

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Virgin Anne's StreetDenmark (See Jomfru Ane Gade)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

 

 

famous streets Wilderness Road

  Wilderness Road

 United States  –  Kentucky

Principal route used by early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East   (Daniel Boone blazed a trail in 1775, but by 1840 the road was abandoned. Modern highways follow much of its route.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets 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.)

famous streets Yungas Road

  Yungas Road  (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.)

famous streets 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.)

 
famous streets 2nd Ring Road
famous streets 42nd Street
famous streets Abbey Road
famous streets Albert Cuypstraat
famous streets Andrássy Street
famous streets Appalachian Trail
famous streets Appian Way
famous streets Atlanterhavsveien
famous streets Autostrada dei Laghi
famous streets Avenida Nueve de Julio
famous streets Avenue of the Americas
famous streets Avenue Q
famous streets Baldwin Street
famous streets Beale Street
famous streets Bleeker Street
famous streets Blue Ridge Parkway
famous streets Boston Post Road
famous streets Boulevard Ring
famous streets Boulevard Saint-Germain
famous streets Boulevard Saint-Michel
famous streets Bourbon Street
famous streets Bozeman Trail
famous streets Broadway
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