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Area between street and sidewalk

 
 
nashley
 
Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 07:13 pm
I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to. Is there a term for the piece of land that sits between the street and sidewalk? I have tried searching for that piece of grass on google, but couldn't find much. My mom thinks it is a "parking", while I have also heard "parkway" or "boulevard". Is there a universal term?

Thanks!
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 07:17 pm
Utility right of way...??
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 07:23 pm
People call it different names in different places. I always called it parkway, or parking strip, but I've seen it called other names on some a2k threads in the past.

It is in the city right of way..
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 07:25 pm
I grew up calling it the boulevard. Other folks have different names. I don't belive there's anything close to a universal term.

I know there's another thread on this very topic, but I can't find it.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 07:50 pm
nature strip here.
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Wy
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 09:31 pm
"Tree lawn" to me. And to me, a boulevard is a road with grass in the middle.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 09:56 pm
Gutter
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2007 12:19 pm
Verge: (3)British : a paved or planted strip of land at the edge of a road : shoulder
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nashley
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 12:07 pm
Thanks guys, its interesting reading all the responses. It seems that 'Boulevard' is more of a Canada thing (I've heard it a couple times, but only from Canadians).

I think I'm going to go with "Parking Strip", I like that one best. (Or, just stick with "The other side of the sidewalk" Smile)
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 01:15 pm
I've heard "the city's strip"--but only from house owners complaining about maintaining the landscape of "the city's strip."
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 01:29 pm
The pedestrian killing zone. :wink:
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Southside 77
 
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Reply Fri 8 May, 2009 06:40 am
I was also raised calling it a "Boulevard" in Milwaukee, Wiscoinsin.
" a broad often landscaped thoroughfare"
boulevard. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 8, 2009, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boulevard
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lifsuchy
 
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Reply Wed 18 Aug, 2010 06:20 pm
In florida it is called the ROW or "right of way". Also the home owner is responsible for maintaining this strip of land.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 18 Aug, 2010 09:34 pm
"A tree lawn, also called by other names including parkway, boulevard, sidewalk buffer, verge, nature strip, tree belt, utility strip, planting strip, devil's strip (or devil strip), city grass, berm, and numerous others."

I've always called it a parkway.
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anony mous
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2011 01:43 pm
in south florida it is called a swale
El Magnifico
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 02:30 pm
@nashley,
Easement
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 02:43 pm
@anony mous,
Many parking strips do not have swales - swales have to do with the grading of the land involved.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Sep, 2012 02:46 pm
@El Magnifico,
No, the parkway (etc) is plain old city property. For easement see this article in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easement
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