Michael, The OP seeks to distinguish between a road and a street, where road is the main conduit connecting cities and towns, while street is the smaller capillary within each city. I was going by that definition, but I agree with you, some roads do evoke feelings of familiarity especially with familiar places that the road connects to. But, in my mind, the road extends further, transcending the familiar into the unknown territory. Street on the other hand, confines itself within the town, it's people and neighborhoods, and hence more to do with the familiar. This is just my feeling. Also, I didn't want to stress on every road, rather road in general. I would accept exceptions to what I described. I like your example. I don't know whether it qualifies as road, or street, probably both. Such a road (or street) does evoke the sensations of peace and contentment.