Types of Road
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Types of Road
Asphalt road, somewhere in Norway

A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been surfaced or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse. Roads have been adapted to a large range of structures and types in order to achieve a common goal of transportation under a large and wide range of conditions. The specific purpose, mode of transport, and location of a road determine the characteristics it must have in order to maximize its usefulness. Following is one classification scheme.

Types of roads

Lower capacity roads

Tree tunnel in Florida

Street

Primitive roads

Hollow way on the side of La Meauffe, witness of the battle of the hedges in 1944)

Large roads

E20 highway, Denmark
Highway A7 during rush-hour

Private roads

Glenbervie House driveway

Intersecting roads

Roundabout

Other thoroughfares

References

  1. ^ "shunpike". Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, LLC. Retrieved 2019. A side road taken, instead of a turnpike or expressway, to avoid tolls or to travel at a leisurely pace.

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