One of the things I don't like about the numbered system, is the quadrant designation. I had some friends come visit from Ottawa a couple of years ago, and they wanted something to do during the day while I was at work, so I told them to go to 17th ave and hang out - they went to 17th ave SE! A popular street like 17th really should have a name.
I wish they'd at least give streets like 17th ave SW or 4th street SW a name.
Originally Posted by lubicon
And confusing. Try giving someone from out of town the following directions:
Drive east on 16 AVE NW, then turn south on 14 ST NW etc. etc.