The short answer: A major street has a yellow traffic line painted down the middle.
The longer answer: Major streets have heavy vehicle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian traffic and often serve major bus routes. These streets usually lead to popular locations for shopping, visiting or working. Our planners and engineers describe major streets as:
- Arterials: Streets that link to other busier streets that include popular destinations.
- Collectors: “Collect” traffic from nearby local roads and connect to arterials.
See the Road Classification infographic to learn about all types of roads and how they connect our community.