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A thoroughfare is a road connecting one location to another. On land a thoroughfare may refer to anything from a multi-lane highway with grade separated junctions, to a rough trail. Thoroughfares used by a variety of traffic, such as cars on roads and highways. On water a thoroughfare may refer to a strait, channel or waterway. The term may also refer to access to a route, distinct from the route itself. In other words, thoroughfare may refer to the legal right to use a particular way.
- Traffic circle
- Bridle path—For equestrian 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
- Many other types of road
- On water, a heavily trafficked route through a strait or channel.