I want to know how one can discern when a San Francisco street is suffixed with the proper nomenclature when the street signs themselves give no indication of such labeling (except in the case of numbered streets and avenues in the Mission and Richmond/Sunset respectively). I am suspicious that San Franciscans make them up. How do I know it isn’t really Market Blvd or Geary Road?
Paul, a spokesperson for 311, acknowledges that this is a legitimate query — sometimes, for example, Geary Boulevard turns into Geary Street east of Van Ness. His best advice is to check a map for specifics and to make sure street signs are accurate. We like the Thomas Guide — you can get a copy locally at Green Apple. (In fact, we should probably get a new one — it wasn’t until I went to edit this piece that I realized out office copy is from 1995! — EB)
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