STREET

STREET

street. A road or public thoroughfare used for travel in an urban area, including the pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, and other areas within the street lines. [Cases: Municipal Corporations 658. C.J.S. Municipal Corporations ¡ì¡ì 1451¨C1452.]

¡°Strictly speaking, a ¡®street¡¯ is a public thoroughfare in an urban community such as a city, town, or village, and the term is not ordinarily applicable to roads and highways outside of municipalities. Although a street, in common parlance, is equivalent to a highway, it is usually specifically denominated by its own proper appellation…. Whether a particular highway is to be regarded as a ¡®street¡¯ within the meaning of that term as used in a statute must, of course, be resolved by construction.¡± 39 Am. Jur. 2d Highways, Streets, and Bridges ¡ì 8, at 588¨C89 (1999).

paper street. A thoroughfare that appears on plats, subdivision maps, and other publicly filed documents, but that has not been completed or opened for public use. [Cases: Municipal Corporations 646. C.J.S. Municipal Corporations ¡ì 1422.]


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