Letter: One road, many names: Hickory could erect signs to aid confused drivers

Letter: One road, many names: Hickory could erect signs to aid confused drivers

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Letter: One road, many names: Hickory could erect signs to aid confused drivers

I am a Charlotte resident who is a part time Mathematics Professor at Lenoir-Rhyne (Go Bears!).

As an “outsider” I wonder if Hickory residents find Hickory’s street layout (which itself is based on mathematics) as confusing as I do.

You’d think it would be simple, with north-south thoroughfares being numbered streets, and east-west counterparts being numbered avenues, separated into four quadrants. That would produce a very orderly grid similar to what is present in many other cities (most notably, Washington, DC and most of Manhattan) and on a broader scale, the latitude and longitude grid for global positions…..

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