There are many different types of street names that Wellington City Council assigns, based on the characteristics of the street in question.
Here’s a list of the definitions we use, from ‘alley’ to ‘way’ and everything in between.
A narrow street or passage, usually enclosed.
Te reo Māori for pathway/route.
Wide straight roadway or street planted either side with trees.
Once a promenade on a site of demolished fortifications; now applied to any wide street or broad main road.
A street surrounding a circular or oval shaped space.
A short no-exit street.
An enclosed, uncovered area opening off a street.
A crescent shaped street generally with both ends intersecting the same street.
A main connecting route in a suburb.
Level piece of ground especially one used for public promenade.
A tree covered street or passage between streets.
An alleyway cut out in a wood but not extensive.
A narrow passage between hedges or buildings, an alley.
A road traditionally rural residential area converted to a residential area.