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. To the readers of the Metro section, vehicular traffic does not reinforce, but rather detracts from, the essential "street-ness" of a street. John may also refer to the following people, places, institutions or organizations:. For instance, a New York Times writer lets casually slip the observation that automobile-laden Houston Street is "a street that can hardly be called 'street' anymore, transformed years ago into an eight-lane raceway that alternately resembles a Nascar event and a parking lot."  Published in the paper's Metro section, the article evidently presumes an audience with an innate grasp of the full urban role of the street. Saint John or St. the facilitation of vehicular traffic as an incidental benefit). Saint John commonly refers to two (perhaps three) founding Saints of Christian religious doctrine:. Among urban residents of the English-speaking world, the word appears to carry its original connotations (i.e.
Johann (disambiguation) (German). A mother may tell her toddlers "Don't go out into the street, so you don't get hit by a car.". St. Thus, sidewalks and tree lawns would not be thought of as part of the street. São João (disambiguation) (Portuguese). In an even narrower sense, some may think of a street as only the vehicle-driven and parking part of the thoroughfare. San Juan (disambiguation) (Spanish). In this view, pedestrian traffic is incidental to the street's purpose; a street consists of a thoroughfare running through the middle (in essence, a road), and may or may not have sidewalks along the sides.
San Giovanni (disambiguation) (Italian). In some parts of the English-speaking world, such as North America, many think of the street as a thoroughfare for vehicular traffic first and foremost. Saint-Jean (disambiguation) (French). However, modern civilization in much of the New World developed around transportation provided by motor vehicles. Saint John's University (disambiguation). Streets have existed for as long as humans have lived in permanent settlements (see civilization). Saint John Parish (disambiguation). In Auckland, for example, the main shopping precinct is around Queen Street and Karangahape Road, and the main urban thoroughfare connecting the south of the city to the city centre is Dominion Road.
Saint John's College (disambiguation). In some other English-speaking countries, such as New Zealand and Australia, cities are often divided by a main "Road," with "Streets" leading from this "Road", or are divided by thoroughfares known as "Streets" or "Roads" with no apparent differentiation between the two. Saint John's Church (disambiguation). Thus the town's so-called "Roads" will actually be more streetlike than a road. John's Cathedral (disambiguation). In the United Kingdom many towns will refer to their main thoroughfare as the High Street (in the United States it would be called the Main Street), and many of the ways leading off it will be named "Road" despite the urban setting. St. A desolate road in rural Montana, on the other hand, may bear a sign proclaiming it "Davidson Street", but this does not make it a "street".
John (comic book publisher). For example, London's Abbey Road serves all the vital functions of a street, despite its name, and locals are more apt to refer to the "street" outside than the "road". St. There is a haphazard relationship, at best, between a thoroughfare's function and its name. Saint John's Arms, a symbol. A town square is a little more like a street, but a town square is rarely paved with asphalt and may not make any concessions for through traffic at all. St John's School, Billericay. The street, not the road, is home to the homeless, and even Kerouac's hero finally returned to find his friends on a New York street.
St John's Church of England School, London. Nobody has ever seen a "road" vendor or a "road" performer, and you'll never find yourself on a long "street" to nowhere. John. It is "on the street" where one hears an interesting rumor, where one bumps into an old acquaintance, where one acquires smarts. St John Ambulance, charitable organization dedicated to medical first aid, under the direction of the Order of St. One may "hit the road" to see the wonders of the world—Jack Kerouac famously chronicled one such journey—but the latest bling will "hit the streets" before it ever appears on a road. John, a 19th century revival of the Knights Hospitaller. If a road connects places, then a street connects people.
Order of St. Still, even here, what is called a "street" is usually a smaller thoroughfare, such as a road within a housing development feeding directly into individual driveways. John of Jerusalem or Knights Hospitaller, named after Saint John of Jerusalem aka John the Baptist. In rural and suburban environments where street life is rare, the terms "street" and "road" are frequently considered interchangeable. Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. Street performers, beggars, patrons of sidewalk cafés, peoplewatchers, and a diversity of other characters are habitual users of a street; the same people would not typically be found on a road. Svatý Jan pod Skalou (Saint John Under the Rock), a village in central Bohemia, Czech Republic. However, a street is characterized by the degree and quality of street life it facilitates, whereas a road serves primarily as a through passage for road vehicles or (less frequently) pedestrians.
Saint John's Island, Singapore. A road, like a street, is often paved and used for travel. Saint John, United States Virgin Islands. Streets also tend to aggregate similar establishments. Johns, Illinois. into north and south. St. For example, Yonge Street divides Toronto into east and west sides, and East Capitol Street divides Washington, D.C.
Johns, Michigan. Other streets have marked divisions between neighborhoods of a city. St. Similarly, the Bowery in New York City was once known as the center of the nation's underground punk scene. Johns River, Florida. New Orleans’ Bourbon Street is famous not only for its active nightlife but also for its role as the center of the city’s French Quarter. St. Much as a string in a jar can precipitate a beautiful, delicate crystal, a street can serve as the catalyst for neighborhood culture and solidarity.
Johns County, Florida. Jane Jacobs, an economist and prominent urbanist, wrote extensively on the ways that interaction among the people who live and work on a particular street--"eyes on the street"--can reduce crime, encourage the exchange of ideas, and generally make the world a better place. St. Streets assume the role of a town square for its regulars. Johns, Arizona. See also: Graffiti. St. It is also a neutral zone where business associates can meet for coffee as easily as friends can meet for drinks.
John, Washington. The street is a place for expression, protest, and revolution. St. Such assembly need not be as dramatic as marching, parading, or erecting barricades as Parisians are wont to do. John, North Dakota. Streets are also a forum for public assembly. St. The length of a lot of land along a street is referred to as the frontage of the lot.
John, Missouri. Alleys typically do not have names. St. Practically all public streets are given a name or at least a number to identify them and any addresses located along the streets. John, Maine. Beyond these public strips of land are bordered the front of lots commonly owned by private parties. St. Streets are often lighted at night with streetlights, which are typically located far overhead on tall poles.
John, Kansas. Alternatively, there may be openings in wider sidewalks in which trees grow. St. Grass and trees are often grown there for landscaping the sides of the street. John, Indiana. There may be an unpaved strip of land between the vehicle-driveable part of the street and the sidewalk on either side of the street, which can be called the tree lawn. St. Sidewalks are often located on these public land strips beyond the curbs on one or usually both sides of the street.
John's, Isle of Man. Usually, there are strips of land beyond the driving/parking parts of the streets owned by the government entity owning the streets. St. Bordering the driving/parking sides of many urban streets, there are curbs. St John's Wood, London, England. Where vehicular traffic is allowed on a street, traffic and parking regulatory signs are often placed near the sides. John's, London, England. Occasionally, a street may have enough width on the side that there is angle parking.
St. There may be parking lane markings on the pavement effectively designating which meter a parking space corresponds to. John's, South Yorkshire, England. On the side of some streets, particularly in business areas, there may be parking meters into which coins must be paid to allow parking in the adjacent space for a limited time. St. Signs off to the side of the street often state regulations about parking. John River, eastern North America. Sometimes parking on the sides of streets is allowed only at certain times.
St. Some streets are too busy or not wide enough for to allow parking on the side. Johns riding, a riding in North Winnipeg. A somewhat recent trend has been to start marking off parking lanes on more important streets. St. Most minor side streets allowing free parallel parking do not have pavement markings designating the parking lane. Johns and Fort St-Jean, former name of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Many streets, especially side streets in residential areas, have an extra lane's width on either or both sides for a parallel parking vehicles.
St. Side streets often do not have center lines or lane lines. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. If there is more than one lane going in one direction on a main street, these lanes may be separated by intermittent lane lines marked on the street pavement. St. Occasionally, there may be a median strip separating lanes of opposing traffic. Saint John (electoral district) federal electoral district in Canada. On broader two-way streets, there is often a center line marked down the middle of the street separating those lanes on which vehicular traffic goes in one direction from other lanes in which traffic goes in the opposite direction.
Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick. Which lane is for which direction of traffic depends on what country the street is located in. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. Two-way streets are wide enough for at least two lanes of traffic. St. One way streets typically have signs reading "ONE WAY" and an arrow showing the direction of allowed travel. Orthopaedic Surgeon. As far as concerns the driver, a street can be one-way or two-way: vehicles on one-way streets may travel in only one direction, while on two-way streets may travel both ways.
John, U.S. Despite this, the operator of a motor vehicle may (incompletely) regard a street as merely a thoroughfare for vehicular travel or parking. Thomas St. A feature universal to all streets is a human-scale design that gives its users the space and security to feel engaged in their surroundings, whatever through traffic may pass. John, British Consul in Brunei (19th century). These measures are often taken in a city's busiest areas, the "destination" districts, when the volume of activity outgrows the capacity of private passenger vehicles to support it. Spencer St. Many streets are bracketed by bollards or Jersey barriers so as to prevent passage unless on foot.
John, British musician and composer. A street may be temporarily blocked to all through traffic in order to secure the space for other uses, such as a street fair, a flea market, or children at play. Kate St. This has never been the case, and even in the automobile age, is still demonstrably false. John, British singer. Transportation is often misunderstood to be the defining characteristic, or even the sole purpose, of a street. Bridget St. These plans were never implemented on a large scale, a fact which today's urban theorists regard as fortunate for vitality and diversity.
Austin St John, American actor. Such an arrangement, it was said, would allow for even denser development in the future. John, former footballer and now pundit. To this end, proposals were advanced to build "vertical streets" where road vehicles, pedestrians, and trains would each occupy their own levels. Ian St. Le Corbusier, for one, perceived an ever-stricter segregation of traffic as an essential affirmation of social order--a desirable, and ultimately inevitable, expression of modernity. politician. In the mid-20th century, as the automobile threatened to overwhelm city streets with pollution and ghastly accidents, many urban theorists came to see this segregation as not only helpful but necessary in order to maintain mobility.
John (1833-1916), U.S. This is usually done by carving a road through the middle for motorists, reserving sidewalks on either side for pedestrians; other arrangements allow for streetcars, trolleys, and even wastewater and rainfall runoff ditches (common in Japan and India). John St. In the interest of order and efficiency, an effort may be made to segregate different types of traffic. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), English statesman and philosopher. The unrestricted movement of people and goods within a city is essential to its commerce and vitality, and streets provide the physical space for this activity. 1598-1673), English statesman and judge. Circulation, or less broadly transportation, is perhaps a street's most visible use, and certainly among the most important.
John (c. Side streets are quieter, often residential in use and character, and may be used for vehicular parking. Oliver St. Commerce and public interaction are more visible on main streets, and vehicles may use them for longer-distance travel. Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), also known as Giovanni Melchior Bosco. Main streets are usually broad with a relatively high level of activity. Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), Bishop of Philadelphia. Streets can be loosely categorized as main streets and side streets.
Saint John Baptist de la Salle (1651-1719), the patron saint of teachers (also known by his French name, Jean-Baptiste de la Salle). Its roles are as numerous and diverse as its ever-changing cast of characters. Saint John Sarkander (1576-1620), Moravian priest. As a component of the built environment as ancient as human habitation, the street sustains a range of activities vital to civilization. Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish mystic. The street is a relentlessly public environment, one of the few shared between all sorts of people. Saint John of Avila (1500-1569). .
Saint John of God (1495-1550). Conversely, highways and motorways are examples of roads but not streets. Saint John Fisher (1469-1535), Bishop of Rochester, professor at Cambridge. Examples of streets include pedestrian streets, alleys, and center-city streets too crowded for road vehicles to pass, none of which are usually considered roads. Saint John of Capistrano (1386-1456), also known as Giovanni da Capistrano. A street is superficially similar to a road, but they are not the same. 1340-1396). Portions may also be smoothed with asphalt, embedded with rails, or otherwise prepared to accommodate non-pedestrian traffic.
Saint John of Nepomuk (c. A street can be as simple as a level patch of dirt, but is more often paved with a hard, durable surface such as cobblestone or brick. Saint John of Matha (1169-1218), French founder of the Trinitarian Order. A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. 946), also known as Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian hermit. Saint John of Rila (876 - c.
721) in Beverley, England. Saint John of Beverley (d. 676-749), revered Father of the Church. Saint John of Damascus (c.
579-649), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites. Saint John Climacus (c. 585). 505 - c.
Saint John of Ephesus (c. Saint John I, Pope John I (523-526). 360-433). Saint John Cassian (c.
Saint John Chrysostom (347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople. Another name given to the author of the Book of Revelation is John of Patmos. John the Evangelist, to whom the Gospel of John is attributed, often along with 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. John the Apostle, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, who is traditionally (but controversially) identified with the Evangelist, below (see Authorship of the Johannine works).
John the Baptist, also known as John of Jerusalem, who baptised Jesus at the start of Jesus' ministry.