Glossary

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  • directionality - whether a road is one-way, two-way or no-entrance
  • grade - the level of a road with respect to surround roads. So a road would normally be a level grade. A road going underneath in a tunnel would be a -1 grade. A road going over would be a +1 grade. At complicated junctions such as freeway interchanges there can be many levels. So on a flat map we assign levels to show that while the roads cross, they do not connect because they are at different heights
  • freeway - motorway; the major road system in your country
  • geometry - the layout of a road. Each road is made up of straight line segments. These can be arbitrarily short, effectively allowing curves
  • HOV - High Occupancy Vehicle. A vehicle with 1 or more passengers. HOV Lanes, also known as Carpool Lanes and Transit Lanes are lanes restricted for the use of cars carrying a specified number of passengers
  • motorway - freeway; the major road system in your country
  • origin - starting point
  • pacman roads - unconfirmed roads marked with dots. Roads that have not been driven on since created or significantly edited in Cartouche. Driving over these roads earns you points and turns your car icon into a Pacman-type character that "munches the dots"
  • ramp - a freeway entrance or exit; sliproad. Ramps may be on-ramps or off-ramps. Ramps are often at a different grade from the connecting road or freeway
  • sliproad - a motorway entrance or exit; ramp. Sliproads are often at a different grade from the connecting road or motorway