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Definition: Motorway / freeway


Road, specially designed and built for motor traffic, which does not serve properties bordering on it, and which:

a) Is provided, except at special points or temporarily, with separate carriageways for traffic in two directions, separated from each other, either by a dividing strip not intended for traffic, or exceptionally by other means

b) Has no crossings at the same level with any road, railway or tramway track, or footpath;

c) is especially sign-posted as a motorway and is reserved for specific categories of road motor vehicles. Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, "Glossary for Transport Statistics", 3rd Edition, Luxembourg 2003
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009