How long does your driveway have to be to get its own name?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sailboat422, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Legitimate question. So just how long does your long sh*y driveway have to be to constitute having it's own 9-1-1 lane name on the map?
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It isn't length but it has to be a dedicated street. Most private drives of any length won't be on maps.
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    65.4 meters.
     
  4. Depends on how much you donate to the local municipality.
     
  5. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    We must be from two very different areas. I see it all the time.
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    There's a difference between having your private lane and it showing up on a map. Had 2 of them yesterday. Neither was anywhere to be found on a map.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The same here.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those private lanes may be on some maps but may not. I have seen it both ways and different maps of the same areas vary.
     
  9. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Indeed, but I see many of the latter with every route I learn.
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    It really isn't hard to find them.
     
  11. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    I had a neighbor who maybe twenty years ago was out of town and found a street sign with his name took it and put it at the end of their semi long driveway. It for whatever reason I was looking at the at my house on satellite and realized their street name is on Apple maps. Only house back the lane maybe 1/8 of mile.
     
  12. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    The question though is, for example,

    Say you have 520 Bumfak Road and 540 Bumfak Road, but in between them is just a long sh*y driveway that leads to one house whose address is 121 Weeping Willow Way. Why is their address 121 Weeping Willow Way instead of 530 Bumfak Road?
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's not about the length but more about the girth.
     
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  14. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Oh.
     
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  15. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Because somewhere along the line, probably during 911 re-addressing, Weeping Willow Way was added into the database as a road.

    Seeing as how it's in EDD, it would be listed near the two Bumfaks, it shouldn't be hard to find.

    You should have worked here back in prehistoric times when people out in the sticks had RD addresses. Your head would have exploded.
     
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  16. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    It's not really finding them that's the issue, It's why Weeping Willow Way was added into the database in the first place instead of just being recognized as the driveway that it is.
     
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Sometimes you get weird things like houses using proposed streets as addresses. Might only be one house like that in the middle of another street. Or where another street would supposedly intersect but the road doesn't go through to meet the other street.
     
  18. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Why not?

    Wouldn't you like to have your own street named whatever you want?
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    It took me over 8 years of hounding Google Maps and Yahoo Maps to get my private road in their system. Now I wish I hadn't. I've came to the conclusion its better if the world can't find you.
     
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  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Rod Ave.?