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    What do you call the road which is not a highway?

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    Re: highway

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What do you call the road which is not a highway?
    Please elaborate a bit.
    I can't get your point, sorry.

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    Highways are main roads and usually wide, almost all cars drive in it, how about those small roads, what do you call them?

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    Re: highway

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Highways are main roads and usually wide, almost all cars drive in it, how about those small roads, what do you call them?
    "street, driveway, avenue, alley, boulevard", are they what you want?

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    Re: highway

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    "street, driveway, avenue, alley, boulevard", are they what you want?
    ....also "lane".

    In the UK, there are M roads (motorways) A roads and B roads. Anything smaller than a B road is referred to on maps as 'unclassified'. A residential road that is not maintained by the local council is called 'unadopted'. A road no longer (or never) used by powered vehicles is a "green lane".

    There's an old word, "byway", that is no longer used on its own, but is fossilized in the phrase 'highways and byways' [=all roads, big or small].

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    Re: highway

    PS

    There's a Scottish song with the chorus
    Ye'll tak the high road
    And I'll tak the low road
    And I'll be in Scotland afore ye
    - and this song is widely known outside Scotland. So if you said 'low road' you'd probably be understood.

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    Re: highway

    I think thatīs all it, thanks Albertino/BobK.

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