Social Sciences

There Are Actual Differences Between Streets And Roads

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Streets, roads, avenues, boulevards...they're all pretty much the same thing, right? Not really. Though the words might be interchangeable in everyday language, there are real differences. Discover what they are below.

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  1. Older cities tend to have compact grid patterns, as opposed to more modern "tree" patterns. 00:24

  2. A 2014 study found that cities with more intersections had lower rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. 00:51

  3. Neighborhoods with large retail stores had obesity and diabetes rates that were 14% and 25% higher, respectively, than neighborhoods without the stores. 01:02

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