Road

A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways (British English: carriageways) each with one or more lanes and also any associated sidewalks (British English: pavement) and road verges. Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.

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Ocala, Florida - Transportation - Major Roads
... See also List of county roads in Marion County, Florida Interstate 75 runs north and south across the western edge of the city, with interchanges at Florida SR 200(Exit ... Route 301 is the main local north and south road through Ocala ... Route 441 is the main local north and south road through Ocala ...
Zhongzhou Road
... Zhongzhou Road (simplified Chinese 中轴线 traditional Chinese 中軸綫 pinyin Zhōngzhóuxiàn), literally meaning "Central Axis", refers to a stretch of road in Beijing ... Zhongzhou Road" is not the name of any particular road it refers to the trunk road from Beichen Bridge on the northern 4th Ring Road through to Zhonglou North ... In the Ming and Qing Dynasties Beijing's Zhongzhou Road is in turn from north to south, the bell tower, the drum tower, the Wanning bridge, Di'anmen (in 1954 demolition ...
History Of St Albans - An Early Transport Hub
... Three main roads date from the medieval period - Holywell Hill, St Peter's Street, and Fishpool Street ... These remained the only major streets until around 1800 when London Road was constructed, to be followed by Hatfield Road in 1824 and Verulam Road in 1826 ... Verulam Road was created specifically to aid the movement of stage coaches, since St Albans was the first major stop on the coaching route north from London ...
Neutral Moresnet - History - Borders
... triangular shape with the base being the main road from Aachen to Liège ... The village and mine lay just to the north of this road ... While the roads leading from Germany and Belgium to the "Three Country Point" on the Vaalserberg today bear the names, respectively, of Dreiländerweg ("Three-Countri ...
Road - Statistics
... The United States has the largest network of roads of any country with 4,050,717 miles (6,518,997 km) as of 2009 ... Republic of China is second with 3,583,715 kilometres (2,226,817 mi) of road (2007) See List of countries by road network size ... The Republic of India has the third largest road system in the world with 3,383,344 kilometres (2,102,312 mi) (2002) ...

Famous quotes containing the word road:

    Youth is rather to be pitied than envied by people in years since it is doomed to toil through the rugged road of life which the others have passed through, in search of happiness that is not to be met with in it and that, at the highest, can be compounded for only by the blessing of a contented mind.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    And this shall be for music when no one else is near,
    The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!
    That only I remember, that only you admire,
    Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    Telephone poles were matchsticks, put there to be snapped off at a whim. Dogs trotting across the road were suddenly big trucks. Old ladies turned into moving—vans. Everything was too bright, but very funny and made for my delight. And about half a mile from my long liquid breakfast I turned carefully down a side street and parked, and sat beaming happily through the tannic fog for about an hour, remembering how witty we all had been, how handsome and talented ... [ellipsis in original]
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992)