Beltway

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A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. Often it originally enclosed the built up area and was later encroached upon by developed areas - and some cities have proposed or built second and even third beltways. In the United States, many beltways are part of the Interstate highway system. The concept of a ring road also includes a road in the downtown area, distributing traffic and keeping it from the very center.

The main purpose of beltways is deflecting some traffic from the center of the city.

In the US, the slang word Beltway refers to politics conducted inside the Beltway in Washington, DC.


Contents

List of world beltways

Africa

South Africa

South Africa has the most advanced road system of any African country, a legacy of the Apartheid government. Most of the major cities' ring roads were built in the 1970s. Well constructed, they are on par with the best in the Western world.

Americas (North and South)

Canada

United States

Asia

China

India

Inner and Outer Ring Roads, Bangalore

Delhi Ring Road and Delhi Outer Ring Road, New Delhi

Australia

New South Wales

Queensland

Victoria

Western Australia

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Finland

Greece

Italy

Netherlands

United Kingdom

source: http://kartta.hel.fi/opas/en/

Miscellaneous

See also

fr:Périphérique (route) nl:Ringweg pl:Obwodnica

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