From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
A thoroughfare may refer to a public road, highway, path or trail or a route on water from one place to another for use by a variety of general traffic. On land a thoroughfare may refer to anything from a simple trail through to limited access highway with grade separated junctions; on water a thoroughfare may refer to a strait, channel or waterway. The term may also refer to the legal right to use a particular way as distinct from the way itself.
and other types of roads
- bridle path For equistine use, and normally also by cyclists and pedestrians
- cycleway For use by cyclists and normally also by pedestrians
- greenway, a wilderness area intended for "passive use"
- hiking trail
- long-distance trails
- right of way, an easement on a piece of land
- running course
- sidewalk, a path for people to walk along the side of a road
- snowshoe trail
- towpath, a path along a canal or river used for towing a boat
- Trail a rough path through more wild or remote territory