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highways and byways

Both major and minor or lesser-traveled roads. (Often used figuratively to describe paths taken in life.) I'm taking the summer to travel across the Midwest, driving through highways and byways to find all sorts of unique places. By highways and byways, he ended up making a life for himself in a small village in India.
See also: and, highway

highways and byways

 
1. major and minor roads. The city council voted to plant new trees along all the highways and byways of the town.
2. Cliché routes and pathways, both major and minor. I hope I meet you again some day on life's highways and byways.
See also: and, highway

ˌhighways and ˈbyways

(on/along) all the roads, large and small, of a country, an area, etc: She travelled the highways and byways of Scotland collecting folk songs and local traditions.
A byway is a small road.
See also: and, highway
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This book captures the true beauty of each byway by incorporating a meaningful combination of photographs and essays.
This project will provide a vital connection to the non-motorized scenic byway of the North Coast in San Luis Obispo; the CA Coastal Trail.
Yesterday the LDNPA Rights of Way Committee agreed that the route was a restricted byway, which effectively means only walkers, horse riders, cyclists and pony and trap drivers will legally be able to use the route.
Along terrain once traveled by explorers and trappers such as Kit Carson, the Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway was designated in 1998 for its stunning views of mountains, meadows and volcanic aftermath, and the kind of big sky that people associate with the West.
PADDY POWER Irish Derby hero Bypass Byway has been retired to stud on a temporary basis and will commence duties almost immediately with Richie O'Regan.
Request for Proposal: Lake champlain byway & local motion - bicycle rest areas - sb vt10002 & sb vt11001
Noting Ohiopyle State Park serves as an inviting portal to the region and its Youghiogheny River, Dunn said the new visitor center enhances the wealth of natural focal points found on and near Route 381, the Laurel Highlands Scenic Byway.
Northumberland Estates has issued the warning to Northumberland County Council amid the authority's moves to register a route on the land at Chatton, near Alnwick, as a byway open to all traffic (BOAT).
But Kirklees Council decided to take action against them for allegedly blocking a byway.
Corridor management and installation of interpretive signs are just two of the ways byway communities have enhanced the visitor experience for their regions.
Baker Scenic Byway and Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway.
America's Byways lead visitors seeking authentic experiences into communities where they support small business owners by shopping in locally owned stores, dining in restaurants, and lodging in local establishments," says Anaise Berry, president of the National Scenic Byway Foundation and director of the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway.
Each year like clockwork the aspen trees turn from forest green to honey yellow in the Rocky Mountain high country, and the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway offers a perfect loop tour through the best of the region's fall flair.