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Definition: Category of road


Roads are categorised according to three internationally comparable types:
a) Motorway
b) Road inside a built-up area
c) Other road (outside built-up area).

(Fourth version of the Transport Glossary)

Classification of the road network according to a) administration responsible for its construction, maintenance and/or operation; b) according to design standards or, c) according to the users allowed to have access on the road.

(Third version of the Transport Glossary) 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