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Dictionary

An overview of the vocabulary.


Public road


Public road

The public road contains the lane, bicycle path, footpath and roadside and goes all the way to the canal or a property. On public roads we are allowed to drive with all vehicles (if no restrictions are imposed by traffic signs).


Road

The roadway is part of the public road intended for the movement of vehicles. The lane is intended for the traffic of cars, trucks, buses, tractors and motorbikes. If there is no footpath or bicycle path, pedestrians and cyclists also use the roadway.


Lane

The roadway with a road marking will be divided into lanes.


Verge

A verge is a strip of soil along a road and is often planted with grass, plants or trees. Road signs are often placed in the roadside. If the road is too narrow to cross another vehicle, you can move on the roadside.


Path for pedestrians

The footpath is the part of the public road intended for pedestrian traffic. Sometimes it is also called a pavement or sidewalk. If a footpath is present, pedestrians must use it.


Path for cyclists

The bike path is part of the public road intended for the traffic of cyclists. If a bike path is available, cyclists must use it. The bike path is not part of the roadway. Cars may not park, stand or drive on the cycle path.


Suggestion strip for cyclists

Sometimes colored strips are painted on a part of the carriageway, such a painted strip is called a bicycle vacuum strip. Cyclists have no specific rights or benefits and cars may drive, stand still and park.


Path

A narrow public road that only allows the traffic of pedestrians and vehicles that do not need more space than pedestrians.


Private property

A non-public site is a place where we can only come if we have permission to do so. For example a parking lot of a company, a private road or a driveway of a garage.


Public property

A public space is a place where we will only come if we have to be there for something. The traffic regulations only apply to public roads, but it is usually also applied to a (non-) public area.


Square

Any open space, where a public road opens or several public roads come together, and where the location allows traffic and other activities to be organized together.


Tunnel

If a tunnel is longer than 500 meters, it is indicated by the traffic sign below. The exact length can be indicated on the board.


Underpass

A road or tunnel that goes under the road.


Bridge

A bridge is a fixed or movable connection for traffic, between two points that are separated by a river, canal, canyon, valley, road, railroad or another obstacle.