I heard in the movie description of the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin:

In a helmet, he pedals his mirror-equipped bike along a suburban belly street.

The scene shows the protagonist pedaling a bike in a quiet and scenic neighborhood, along a straight residential street lined with trees. It does not make much sense to me. Does belly street mean anything? It could also be "valley street". It doesn't sound like a proper name to me either. As far as I can find, the setting doesn't specify a city/state. I am putting the audio clip here for reference.

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    Judging from the clip title, it seems like you're not sure if you hear "belly" or "valley". You should include that kind of detail in your posts. Also, I think details like a description of the street (straight, curved, cul-de-sac, etc.) and the area/city could be helpful.
    – Em.
    Aug 12, 2018 at 1:42
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    The speaker says valley but I have no idea what a suburban valley street means. Unless the name of the place is Suburban Valley, though that would be odd.
    – TimR
    Aug 12, 2018 at 1:46
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    Could be the San Fernandy Valley in California, which is referred to simply as "the Valley" ... but it could also refer to other American valley areas.
    – Robusto
    Aug 12, 2018 at 1:55

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"Belly street" doesn't mean anything to me. She says "valley".

A suburban valley street

I thought it was a strange expression, but I guess they wanted you to imagine a street in a suburb in a valley.

A suburban Valley street

There is a possibility that it is, in fact, proper. Since you told us the movie, it turns out the movie was filmed mostly in the San Fernando Valley, according to IMDb. The San Fernando Valley is colloquially known as "the Valley". If the writers of the audio description were aware of this, they might have meant it as a suburban Valley street: a street in the (San Fernando) Valley typical of one of its suburbs.

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