Definition: Category of road

Transport

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)
Source:
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009
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