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Road design - How is the road network in the Netherlands structured?

The road network in the Netherlands is constructed according to the principle of functional network structure. This is based on two main traffic functions of roads: flow and access (residence). In the first case, the motorized traffic (usually over longer distances) travels under fast, efficient and safe conditions. In the second case, the road provides access to homes, stores, offices, companies etc. for all types of traffic. A third (additional) function for a road is connecting roads with a flow function and roads with an access function. It is of great importance to road safety that each road has only one function: mono-functionality.

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