In large and small settlements, there is a strict order of the arrangement of buildings, including residential buildings, and all kinds of transport routes. Among the elements of such an arrangement, there are driveways and streets. Let's see what is the difference between them.
Note that the general concept is “street”. It consists of a central part, along which the movement of equipment and people is carried out, and two side ones, where structures are placed in rows. The traffic area is often covered with material that can withstand increased loads. Most often, the road is asphalted. However, sometimes the gap between the chains of buildings can be just earthen, without covering.
A traditional street has two lanes. In most cases, a sidewalk is provided here. Meanwhile, the passage acts as a street with more modest parameters of length and width. It is characterized by a single lane, and there may be no sidewalk with such a device. Such a small street as the "bridge" connects two large ones.
The passage is akin to an alley. But in the latter version, it is not always feasible to move by transport, except for a bicycle. The passage is called so because various equipment can move freely along it. One of the purposes of such a territorial element is to ensure the delivery of the necessary materials and structures in case of any construction work. In addition, driveways are often located on the way to industrial sites.
If we return to the term "street", then it can be noted that in addition to its typical version and passage, there are many more varieties of this kind. They differ in traffic intensity, architectural organization and functionality. An example is the boulevard, which is spacious, rich in greenery and ideal for walking and relaxing. There is also an embankment that runs along the reservoir. We can also mention the avenue stretching in a straight line and playing the role of a main street with several lanes for traffic.
It is important to emphasize that the names of the street types are rather arbitrary. It often happens that the initial version of the arrangement changes dramatically with the development of a settlement. But the streets, which have long lost their former appearance, continue to be named in the old way. When faced with such examples, one should not be surprised. [eight].