A thoroughfare is a transportation route 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.
- 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
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