Boulevard  

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"I walk along the street of sorrow
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where gigolo and gigolette
Can take a kiss without regret
So they forget their broken dreams."

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (1933) by Al Dublin

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Boulevard (French, from Dutch Bolwerk – bolwark, meaning bastion) has several generally accepted meanings. It was first introduced in the French language in 1435 as boloard and has since been altered into boulevard.

In this case, as a type of road, a boulevard (often abbreviated Blvd) is usually a wide, multi-lane arterial thoroughfare, divided with a median down the center, and "roads" along each side designed as slow travel and parking lanes and for bicycle and pedestrian usage, often with an above-average quality of landscaping and scenery. The division into peripheral roads for local use and a central main thoroughfare for regional traffic is a principal feature of the boulevard.

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