Right of Way (ROW) can be simply defined as a rite of passage to another person’s land or property. This is a common term often used by land surveyors and civil engineers and is usually associated in land usage rights. To understand it more clearly, Right of Way is an easement, allowing an individual or entity to pass through a property for various reasons.
An example would be a driveway ROW that allows your neighbors, who have no access to a public walkway, to access the street across your land. Another example would be a right of way that allows services such as gas, water, electricity, telephone and drainage to pass through neighboring land.