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The roadside and its features

bollard

noun

a short post used for stopping cars from driving into an area

bus stop

noun

a place marked by a sign at the side of a road where buses stop to let passengers get on and off

curb

noun

a kerb at the edge of a road

embankment

noun

a sloping wall of earth or stone beside a road, railway, or river

footpath

noun

a pavement 1

gutter

noun

the edge of the road, where water flows away

hard shoulder

noun

an area at the side of a motorway where drivers can stop if they have problems

hedgerow

noun

a line of bushes, small trees, and plants along the edge of a field or road

kerb

noun

the edge of a pavement (=path built beside a road) that is nearest to the road

lamppost

noun

a tall post at the side of a road with a light on top

lay-by

noun

an area provided by the side of a road where vehicles can stop for a short period of time

milepost

noun

a post at the side of a road or railway line that shows the distance to a particular place

milestone

noun

a stone at the side of a road that shows the distance to a particular place

pavement

noun

a path with a hard surface beside a road. The American word is sidewalk.

paving

noun

an area of ground covered with a hard surface, especially one in which bricks or blocks of stone form a pattern

rest area

noun

a place beside a motorway where drivers can stop and get food, use the toilets etc

roadside

noun

the area at the edge or side of a road

runnel

noun

a place where water collects along the side of a road

service area

noun

services beside a motorway

services

noun

a place beside a motorway where petrol, food, drinks, and toilets are available: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

service station

noun

services beside a motorway

shoulder

noun

a hard shoulder

sidewalk

noun

the pavement by the side of a road

street furniture

noun

things that have been placed at the side of a street, for example lights, road signs, and containers for rubbish

verge

noun

a border along the side of a road, often covered with grass

wayside

noun

the side of a road, especially in the countryside

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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