RPPs should allow alternate street names
Residential Place Points are limited to a single entry for the Street Name field. This creates an issue when streets have multiple names, not just officially but also in signage at different intersections.
An example, local to myself, is OR-99W. This is a state route, so it has its numbered designation (OR-99W), as well as its route name, which is carried through every city it traverses (Pacific Highway West). However, signage for this road in a single city can and does vary between either of those names, plus other, more localized variations (SW Pacific Hwy, Pacific Hwy (without directionals), etc.).
With all this different signage present, I think it understandable that users should expect to search for an address with any variation of the street name and find the same Place Point, rather than having editors create separate RPPs for each variation of the street name.
This could be accomplished by:
• Allowing the addition of multiple Alternate Street Names to each RPP
• Some kind of centralized list of 1:1 street name aliases, like a very strict thesaurus, wherein Street Name & City combinations are associated with each other.
Richard Pyne commented
The need is for both alternate street and city names. I see many areas where the local usage is one city name and the postal city uses a different name.
The RPP should allow for alternate city names also.