Highway/Freeway System, Europe

Freeways (or motorways) are specified by two separate carriageways in opposite directions, not crossed by other roads, which can be entered or exited only via special lanes. Highways are sometimes associated with the same. Per their official definition, however, highways are main public roads usually connecting larger cities without further specifications. Hence, all freeways are a special type of highways. The European freeway network has its origins in prewar Italy and Germany. The network grew in other European countries after World War II. For domestic and international tourism in Europe, cars are the most common mode of transport. However, for long distances, most travel is undertaken by airplane. In the European Union (EU), the Schengen Area allows free travel inside mainland Europe, benefiting cross-border freeway ...

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