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    street >> alley >> and what?

    A street has some derived branches that are called alleys. Some alleys have some derived branches but I don't know what I should call them. Is it a small alley, second alley, derived alley, secondary alley, accessory, ...?

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    #2

    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    Paths.

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    #3

    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    I grew up on a city that had alleys. The alleys ran behind the houses on all four streets in a square block. So the alleys intersected like a capital I. We called all of them alleys. The short alleys ran into the streets and the long one ran into to the short alleys.

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    #4

    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    I don't think there's a natural term for a street that is further down the tree from an alley.

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    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I don't think there's a natural term for a street that is further down the tree from an alley.
    There is, from the street you go to an alley, in some major allies there are branches that must be called something. I don't know if minor alley or secondary alley is fine or not.

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    #6

    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    Note that the plural of "alley" is "alleys" (not "allies", which is the plural of "ally").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

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    I've heard "an alley that runs off another alley" called a "side alley".
    "Go down the alley between the houses and you'll see a little side alley that leads to our back door."

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    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    There is, from the street you go to an alley, in some major allies there are branches that must be called something. I don't know if minor alley or secondary alley is fine or not.
    OK, yes, then it's another alley.

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    #9

    Re: street >> alley >> and what?

    An alley is a small street that runs behind and between buildings. Unless it is a blind alley, each alley would terminate with a real street on both ends. It could intersect other alleys in the middle. It's all alleys. There is no sub-alley word.

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