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Old 02.04.2015, 10:24
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Case in point; Fribourg has a Route des Alpes and a Rue des Alpes that run just about parallel to one another.
My take on this has always been that Route is used when the actual road heads in the general direction, or leads to the place or geographical feature of the name used; and Rue is just any old name, which may or may not bear some relevance.
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Old 02.04.2015, 10:27
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Old 02.04.2015, 10:34
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Fixed that for you.
I decided to use the often wrongly misquoted line as opposed the correct one as it fitted the context, better.

Ah, well inaccuracies wont always please the purists
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My take on this has always been that Route is used when the actual road heads in the general direction, or leads to the place or geographical feature of the name used; and Rue is just any old name, which may or may not bear some relevance.
What I understand is that a road runs between two distant points (for example towns) while a street is essentially a 'road' defined within a neighbourhood. So a street connects people while a road connects towns. You can have a street-life but hardly ever a road-life, a road less taken but not a street less taken.

As cities grew many roads have only historically remained roads while essentially functioning as streets.

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Old 02.04.2015, 10:47
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My take on this has always been that Route is used when the actual road heads in the general direction, or leads to the place or geographical feature of the name used; and Rue is just any old name, which may or may not bear some relevance.
Except the Rte des Alpes doesn't head in the general direction of the Alps; it simply connects Tilleul with Place Python .
It does have a nice view of the Préalpes though.
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Old 02.04.2015, 11:01
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My take on this has always been that Route is used when the actual road heads in the general direction, or leads to the place or geographical feature of the name used; and Rue is just any old name, which may or may not bear some relevance.
What about an avenue? Neuchatel has an avenue des Alpes which is of course nowhere near the alps.

We also have Vue des Alpes which is totally understandable as it does indeed afford a fantastic view of the alps. ( on a clear day)
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Old 02.04.2015, 11:03
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What about an avenue? Neuchatel has an avenue des Alpes which is of course nowhere near the alps.

We also have Vue des Alpes which is totally understandable as it does indeed afford a fantastic view of the alps. ( on a clear day)
Isn't avenue used when the road/street is (was originally) tree-lined on both sides?

(Much as Blvd. is used when buildings line both sides).
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Old 02.04.2015, 11:19
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Isn't avenue used when the road/street is (was originally) tree-lined on both sides?

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That was my take on it and you do still see tree lined avenues here ( like the Avenue du 1er Mars here) but as with most things I guess it's been changed over the years.
There are lots of little (often cul-de-sac) avenues where I grew up and they were never tree lined or likely to be. Just the planners being pretentious and trying to sound posh I suppose.
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Old 02.04.2015, 11:22
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Isn't avenue used when the road/street is (was originally) tree-lined on both sides?

(Much as Blvd. is used when buildings line both sides).
That was my understanding too. The French were very specific about this, lining them on both sides with trees so that the Germans wouldn't have to march in the sun.
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