A space for communication

Published on 14 February 2008
A pedestrian street
A pedestrian street
(Photo : USIRF)
A pleasant stopping place
A pleasant stopping place
(Photothèque FNTP)

 

Its importance means the road is also a space for communication.

Everybody makes intensive use of roads: pedestrians, cyclists, motorists. The opportunity of communicating with this very large public is therefore taken advantage of.

In urban areas they are also a meeting place where inhabitants meet one another near the shops, newspaper stalls and cafés.

At the same time, communication networks (telephone lines, cable networks, etc.) follow the layout of roads.