Roads owned by non-governmental entities

A private road is a road owned and maintained by a private individual, organization or company rather than by a government. Consequently, unauthorized use of the road may be considered trespassing, and some of the usual rules of the road may not apply — however, in some cases the owner of the road may permit the general public to use the road at their own risk. The most common types of private road are residential roads maintained by a homeowners association, housing co-op or other group of individual homeowners, and industrial roads maintained by a corporation for access to an industrial facility.


Private Roads and the Economics of the Environment, by Scott McPherson, 6 Aug 2003
Roads, Cars, and Responsibility, by Scott McPherson, 7 Apr 2004


Gridlock: Hell on Wheels, by Drew Carey, Reason TV, 14 Oct 2007
Reviews traffic problems around Los Angeles, California, and private alternatives


Road Socialism, by Walter Block, The Lew Rockwell Show, 20 Aug 2008
Lew talks with Block about the privatization of roads and streets, subject of an upcoming book

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Private road" as of 01 Apr 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.