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Castle Roads, in Bermuda. An example of the maritime application of the word roads.

A road is an identifiable route, way or path between places. Roads are typically smoothed, paved, or otherwise prepared to allow easy travel; however, they need not be, and historically many roads were simply recognizable routes without any formal construction or maintenance.

The term was also commonly used to refer to roadsteads, waterways that lent themselves to use by shipping. Notable examples include Hampton Roads in Virginia, and Castle Roads in Bermuda (also formerly in Virginia).

In urban areas, roads may diverge through a city or village and be named as streets, serving a dual function as urban space easement and route. Economics and society depend heavily on efficient roads. In the European Union, 44% of all goods are moved by trucks over roads and 85% of all persons are transported by cars, buses, or coaches on roads.

The United States has the largest network of roadways of any country with 6,430,366 km in 2005. India has the second largest road system in the world with 3,383,344 km in 2002. People's Republic of China is third with 1,870,661 km of roadway in 2004. When looking only at expressways, the National Trunk Highway System (NTHS) in People's Republic of China had a total length of 45,000 km at the end of 2006, second only to the United States with 90,000 km in 2005.

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Highway 401 west of the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404 junction.
A freeway is a type of road designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections. This is accomplished by preventing access to and from adjacent properties and eliminating all cross traffic through the use of grade separations and interchanges; railroad crossings are also removed. Such highways are usually divided with at least two lanes in each direction. Because traffic never crosses at-grade, there are generally no traffic lights or stop signs. Some countries have roads that function as freeways but use different names. These include autobahn, autovía, autoroute, autopista, autostrada, autosnelweg, motorway (in the UK and Ireland) and expressway (in India and Asia).

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  • December 28: Israel transport minister Katz plans to name a railway station after US president Donald Trump
  • December 26: Russia: Runaway bus kills at least four in entrance to Moscow Metro station
  • November 27: Singapore announces driverless buses on public roads from 2022
  • September 24: Uber London to lose operator licence after September
  • August 11: Australia: Victorian government to trial driverless vehicles on public roads
  • July 7: Volvo announces all new car models electric or hybrid from 2019



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Highway 401 in London, Ontario
Credit: Ryan Stubbs (Haljackey)

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...that Saskatchewan Highway 39 is one of the nation of Canada's busiest highways, providing ease of transport for $6 billion in trade goods via approximately 100,000 trucks over the year?"
... that a 25-foot (7.6 m) tall, traditionally-dressed Ukrainian woman offers bread and salt to Saskatchewan Highway 5 travelers at Canora, a town in Saskatchewan, Canada?

... that in building Arthur De Wint Foote's Foote's Crossing Road, Italian stonemasons constructed high embankment walls above the Middle Yuba River?

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The C14 a few kilometres south of the Tropic of Capricorn in Namibia Quality image
Credit: Hans Hillewaert (Biopics)

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  1. ^ "Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub". About Highways/Transportation Hub/. Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  2. ^ Police don't know what prompted vicious bus attack, CTV.ca, July 31, 2008. Accessed August 6, 2008.
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