Just posting this topic for discussion...
With Academy Blvd (and the other streets I mentioned and zillions of others), N/S/E/W is part of the address but not part of the actual street name.
N/S/E/W helps to narrow/differentiate to an address. It is usually an adjective, not a noun but everyone uses it as part of the name.
HuHot is on Academy Blvd
at 7790 north. It is not on North Academy Blvd
My guess is this probably the easiest way to get the location (n/s/e/w) as part of an address.
If someone said to go to 7790 Academy Blvd, the first thing they would need to know is north
I was initially a bit confused when Waze said "turn left on West 100 South
" when the sign is (and all signs are) "100 South
It did this everywhere else except for a few streets that were labeled "correctly" (Waze name matched street signs).
It's odd that these aren't on the street signs since addresses usually start at 100 and run outwards from where the S and N streets meet.
Because street signs are actual street names and sometimes with an address (such as 8800 west).
None/very, very few of the street signs in Colorado Springs, Ogden or SLC are labeled with N/S/E/W