The feeder road ( feeder road for short ) is a public road that is primarily used for traffic between the local road network and a road of supra-local traffic, a traffic junction , or to and from a special destination.
A well-known and frequently encountered example of a feeder road is the motorway feeder . The term is basically determined according to functional characteristics (feeder function) and is not tied to a fixed street classification or to its location (in or out of town).
Structurally, feeder roads are usually designed in such a way that larger volumes of traffic can be handled. Feeders to airports, ports, train stations or sports facilities are designed specifically with regard to peak loads, such as and the integration of the destination's parking facilities. The same applies to the feeders to industrial and commercial centers.
- Term feeder road , PIARC Dictionary