Category talk:Streets

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Category Organization

So, how should streets get organized? As Dystopos suggested in e-mail, region makes sense to me. Birmingham north side, Birmingham south side, Homewood, etc. If a street extends through multiple regions, it can be given multiple parent categories. I do have a couple questions, though. Should Category:Highways be listed under streets (as well as where it's already listed)? Should downtown street categories (e.g. Category:20th Street North) have references added to them for the other part of the street (e.g. Category:20th Street South)? --Lkseitz 19:04, 4 May 2006 (PDT)

Proposal

I suggest that streets which begin and end within a municipality or community be categorized as "Category:Xstreets]]". Roads which connect communities which are mainly in one community would also go in "Category:X County roads". Roads which are predominantly in unincorporated territory connecting communities could either just be in the County roads category or also in the communities they connect. If the road is known by different names, then "Category:Y road" in community X would go under "Category:X streets" and "Category: XY road". Similarly "Category: X road" would go under "Category:XY streets" and "Category:XY road" and the "Category:XY road" would go under "Category:X roads". Same idea with state highways which go by several names.

This creates numerous semi-redundant categories, but they are well-structured, so it's ok, and it preserves and communicates the common name for individual addresses at different locations. --Dystopos 21:24, 18 February 2007 (PST)

You lost me in that last bit with the XY's together. Could you come up with a specific example for illustrative purposes? --Lkseitz 05:26, 20 February 2007 (PST)