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    Jigster is offline Newbie
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    An element of city traffic infrastructure

    Dear teachers,
    I am looking for a term from urban planning for a presentation: It is a road (usually a dual carriage way or even wider), which encircles a city centre. When people want to travel from one end of a city to another, they get on this road instead of travelling through the city centre, which might be congested.
    Is there a specific term for this? In Czech, we use a word that is probably closest to "circle" in English.
    Thank you.

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    Re: An element of city traffic infrastructure

    In the UK it's a ring road. In the USA it's a beltway.

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    Re: An element of city traffic infrastructure

    If not a circle, but still intended to avoid congested city centers, it is called a "bypass."

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