Who wrote these usage notes, and is there any reason I shouldn't just erase them? DAVilla 05:20, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
- Further, in many American cities laid out on a grid, notably Manhattan, streets run east-west, while avenues run north-south, and avenues are frequently wider than streets.
Isn't this caused by the geography of Manhattan? I'm pretty sure that if the island would have been oriented east-west the avenues would have been oriented east-west too. —This comment was unsigned.