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Right of way

Right of way or right-of-way may refer to:

Legal concept

  • Right-of-way (property access), an easement or grant to construct and maintain grid infrastructure over or under private land. Examples include pipelines, electricity grids, communication networks. This article also covers access to land without its own road frontage.
  • Right of way (traffic), allowing priority use of traffic flow, "the legal right of a pedestrian, [equestrian, cyclist], vehicle, or ship to proceed with precedence over others in a particular situation or place"
  • Right of way (shipping), set of sailing rules on water paths regarding priority and signaling
  • Right of way (public throughway), a foot, cycle, or bridle path, trail, road, etc., that provides public access across private land
    • The designated route of a road, trail, and foot, cycle, or bridle path.
    • The right of transit across private land on a waterway.
  • In US usage, a term for the route of a railway line
  • A public highway


Other uses

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