[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 07:49:31 BST 2010

I'm not really speaking for/against abbreviations in general, just
adding information. It would definitely be Pkwy and Blvd. The USPS has
documented standards for prefixes, suffixes and any other fixes you
may want. 208 pages worth:


On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 1:18 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 5:56 PM, Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Yes. Last time, a couple of us (or maybe just me - I forget) argued that it
>> was OK to use common abbreviations for some well-known street types - at
>> least St, Ave, Blvd, Pl, etc. - but the opposition was significant, and no
>> change could be agreed upon. (OT - I wish that recognition of similar
>> opposition in the tiger tag removal were given the same weight)
> How do you abbreviate Boulevard? Blvd or Bv? How about Parkway? Pkwy,
> Pky, or Py? The same road (Central Florida Parkway) has all three on
> signs near its west end.
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