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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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Powys County Council's Countryside Services has a permit scheme in place for motorcyclists who want to ride on Monk's Trod, a well-known byway in the Elan Valley.
During the prohibition, there will be an alternative route via Restricted Byway Whickham 149, 146, 137 and Bridleway Whickham 157, 158, 187 and Footpath Whickham 135 and 136.
She is currently one of three vice presidents of Arkansas Delta Byways, a tourism association that promotes the heritage of the Arkansas Delta region.
The article quotes the council as being 'open to sensible discussions to bring the issue to an end and return the byway to public use.' Lets hope the council can make this happen.
A byway can be designated under one or more of the six "intrinsic qualities" defined by the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration: archaeological, natural, cultural, recreational, historic, or scenic.
The Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway follows the 21 miles along State Route 11 between the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham and the Skagit Valley.
In other words, as stated in a 1990 study by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, "The actual dollar increase from visitors using a scenic byway will be difficult to separate from dollars already spent in the area without the scenic byway."
The trip along the 100-mile White Mountains Trail, a national scenic byway, is undoubtedly one of the region's best, offering a loop tour through the forested hills past many of the area's most popular attractions.
Sections of the 22-mile Guanella Pass Scenic Byway are unpaved (check conditions), but the aspens will make you happy to be driving slowly.
Take a scenic bike tour on the Aufderheide National Scenic Byway between highways 58 and 126 on Aug.
Grants also are going toward building a rest stop at the Mount Washington Scenic Overlook in Coos County, preserving the Stark Covered Bridge over the Upper Ammonoosuc River, preserving the Cresson Covered Bridge in Swanzey and Ashuelot River Covered Bridge in Winchester and helping Albany acquire more than 293 acres to protect the Mount Washington Valley and the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, among other projects.
The Kansas Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway consists of 77 miles along state and county roads in rural Kansas.
The project is expected to improve signs and parking at various sites on the byway, and makes the towns eligible for grants to improve and possibly restore sites along the byway.
Byway of celebration I whizzed through the Kingsway Tunnel on my Honda wearing my helmet, underwear and nothing else, while my similarly (un)dressed mate Tracy clung on to me as pillion.