OT: Street systems (was: Spatial thinking)
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 23, 2004, 13:32|
John Cowan wrote at 2004-01-22 08:05:02 (-0500)
> Tristan McLeay scripsit:
> > That has nothing to do with a grid, though; it comes from a
> > neumeric system.
> There can be and are grids without numbers, as you say; but a
> numeric system without a grid is hardly conceivable. I am told
> that somewhere in London's twisty little maze of streets, all
> different, there are a First, Second, and Third Streets -- forming
> a triangle. Feh.
Sadly, I can't find any such location in my A-Z. There's a Third Way
and a Third Close in the index (both of which appear to be in fairly
modern settings, and don't form triangles with their neighbours), and
no fewer than ten Third Avenues - I haven't looked these up, but it's
unlikely that anyone would call a triangular set of roads avenues.