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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #21
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yes australia is not a big public transport user
but saab you have no idea what you are talking about
on a per capita basis more people in sydney use public transport than melbourne



before opening your mouth - how about you do a little research and stop embarrassing yourself with your inferiority complex with sydney
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Old April 15th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #22
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Any maps showing M7 location?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #23
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Old April 15th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #24
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Quote:
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yes australia is not a big public transport user
but saab you have no idea what you are talking about
on a per capita basis more people in sydney use public transport than melbourne



before opening your mouth - how about you do a little research and stop embarrassing yourself with your inferiority complex with sydney
... says Mr. I think the Age is a load of shit. But this one is right - some parts of Melbourne have very poor PT access - but for the rest of us that do get decent public transport, our time-based ticketing system means that we make more trips than our fellow commuters in Sydney. It's also really hard to count the number of people getting on a tram or train without someone standing at each door with a counter.

That illustration is a bit selective though - our PT system is a lot better than most of the rest of the USA, where it's sometimes a dream to run freight trains right next to passenger trains. But it does a good job in telling the government that no one wants their huge bias towards road funding any more.

But yeah, you're right in that Saab/thunder head reincarnation needs to shut up and stop embarrasing the rest of Melbourne.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #25
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But yeah, you're right in that Saab/thunder head reincarnation needs to shut up and stop embarrasing the rest of Melbourne.
**** you. by the way, who or what is 'thunderhead?'.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #26
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I think (from looking at google earth) Melbourne has a lower-than-average acess-controlled highways compared to other major cities.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #27
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Don't forget that Eastlink, Pakenham Bypass Geelong Bypass are under construction, the Craigieburn bypass has since been completed and the Deer Park Bypass is approved.

You have to compare to other cities of 3.5m population. Now Sydney has 4 million pop and has less freeway than Melbourne.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #28
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Higways and Freeways in Victoria, Australia

HIGHWAYS AND FREEWAYS IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA


MELBOURNE FREEWAYS
MONASH FWY - M1

















EASTERN FREEWAY Route 83







WESTERN RING ROAD - M80
















MORNINGTON PENINSULA FWY - Route 11



TULLAMARINE FWY (Melbourne metro) Route 43







RURAL HIGWAYS
PRINCES HWY (Melbourne-Geelong) - M1













PRINCES HWY (Melbourne-Tralargon) - M1







HUME HWY (Melbourne-Sydney) - M31

























WESTERN HIGHWAY (Melbourne-Ballarat) - M8














CALDER HWY (Melbourne-Bendigo) - M79











Acknowledgements to TravelVictoria and Main Roads Victoria.

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Old April 16th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #29
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Interesting pics, thank you! I never saw this side of Australia.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #30
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M1 in downtown Melbourne.











Acknowledgements to Main Roads Victoria
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:14 AM   #31
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Model of an interchange under construction in Melbourne.


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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #32
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Beautiful freeways. The signs are easy to read just like in the U.S.

Great pictures. I also like those directional map signs for the small cities. Very innocative.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #33
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impressive
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Old April 18th, 2006, 05:20 AM   #34
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They seem like racetracks in some pics.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #35
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nice roads, shame they only have 2 or 4 lanes.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #36
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4 lanes each way not enough?

Melbourne has approximately 320km of Freeways (including those U/C), most of any city in Australia .

State of Victoria has about 1050km of expressway-grade highway (including freeways in Melbourne)
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Old April 18th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #37
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Most of the photos here are of inter-city expressways (technically they're not freeways) which have absolutely no need for an extra lane - they're not used for daily commuting unlike the freeways within metropolitan Melbourne.

The only exceptions would be the freeways in the outer suburbs but they usually leave enough room for extra lanes and obviously carry less traffic than a section of the same freeway closer to the city.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 08:30 AM   #38
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how many kilometres of motorway does Sydney have?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #39
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I would guess at aprox 200km
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Outback Australia Gets Speed Limits

Speed limits introduced on outback Australian highways

SYDNEY, Jan 1, 2007 (AFP) - Motorists in outback Australia will no longer be able to drive as fast as they like after the Northern Territory government Monday introduced speed limits on open highways for the first time.

Under the new laws, drivers must keep within the limit of 130 kilometres (80 miles) an hour on the Stuart, Arnhem, Victoria and Barkly highways.

All other rural roads will have a limit of 110 kilometres unless signposted otherwise.

The Northern Territory, home to one of the country's biggest tourist attractions Uluru, was previously one of the few places in the world where there were no enforced speed limits on some roads.

The terrority has introduced the speed limit in a bid to lower its annual road toll which is three times the national average.
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