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Highway Statistics 2010


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Road System Measures for Selected Countries (Metric) 1/

Table IN-3

October 2011

ASIA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
CHINA 2/
JAPAN
FRANCE
GERMANY
U.K.
CANADA
MEXICO
U.S. 3/
Major Roads
Total Kilometers
126,567 62,432 20,260 52,848 52,706 103,000 47,565 534,608
Major Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
0.09 0.49 0.31 0.65 0.84 3.03 0.42 1.71
Major Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.01 0.17 0.03 0.15 0.22 0.01 0.02 0.06
Secondary Roads
Total Kilometers
3,736,306 1,145,435 931,000 591,440 366,959 1,306,000 319,242 5,984,388
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.80 9.06 14.25 7.26 5.85 38.38 2.81 19.11
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.39 3.14 1.45 1.70 1.52 0.14 0.16 0.65
All Roads
Total Kilometers
3,862,873 1,207,867 951,260 644,288 419,665 1,409,000 366,807 6,518,997
All Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.89 9.55 14.56 7.91 6.69 41.40 3.23 20.81
All Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.40 3.31 1.49 1.85 1.73 0.15 0.19 0.71

1/ Sources: Country data sources is from the "World Road Statistics-2011," International Road Federation, including the United States which supplies the data to the International Road Federation, from FHWA's annual Highway Statistics report.

2/ Data includes mainland China and China Hong Kong.

3/ Data is from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics series, Table HM-20M. Major roads include: Interstate, Other Principal Arterials, Other Freeways and Expressways, and Major Collectors. Secondary roads include Minor Arterials, Minor Collectors, and Local roads . Does not include Puerto Rico. Data is for 2009.

Bar graph referring to Road Kilometers per 1,000 Persons detailed in table IN-3 above.