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Old November 29th, 2004, 04:41 AM   #1
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Show a map of your country's motorway network!

Show us some maps of your country's motorway network (controlled access roads with at least two lanes in each direction with a separator plus emergency lanes).

Here's Portugal:

Red-Yellow-Red lines (tolls) and Blue-Yellow-Blue lines (no tolls)



Northern Lisbon area



Souther Lisbon area



Oporto province



Aveiro province



Leiria province

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Old November 29th, 2004, 08:02 PM   #2
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I must say that not all the motoways shown on the first map are built, but the majority of them are, and the others are either in constructions, or in an advance planning stage.
I would say that all the motorways shown on the map will be built by 2007.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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The Netherlands has quite a lot for such a small country!

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Old November 30th, 2004, 02:46 AM   #4
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I must say that not all the motoways shown on the first map are built, but the majority of them are, and the others are either in constructions, or in an advance planning stage.
I would say that all the motorways shown on the map will be built by 2007.
Yeah...but the vast majority have already been built. Only a few in the interior are still under construction.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 03:11 AM   #5
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We don't really build freeways outside of our cities. The Hume Freeway, which connects Melbourne and Sydney is almost completed to a 4 lane dual carriageway. There's less than 150Km of a 600Km road left to upgrade. The Pacific Highway, between Sydney and Brisbane, only has about 300Km of 1000Km left to upgrade. The Federal and Barton Highways, which connect Canberra to the Hume Highway are the only completed dual carriageways. But they're only about 100Km long each.

They Hume and Pacific Highways are Australia's two busiest interstate highways. In a decade or so, the Dukes Highway, and Princes Highway between Melbourne and Adelaide might be upgraded to a dual carriageway.

Australia doesn't really need many dual carriageways outside of our major cities. We're the 6th largest country on Earth, but we only have 20 million people. There's no point.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:19 AM   #6
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just the eastern half
blue = free-limited access
green = toll-limited access
red = other highways
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Old November 30th, 2004, 06:37 PM   #7
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Toggie, i just have a doubt: are all those blue interstates dual carrigeways motorways? I guess so, but just to be sure.
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Old December 1st, 2004, 02:27 PM   #8
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yes, interstates have a minimum of two lanes in each direction and no at-grade crossings with other roads. most of the red roads have just one lane in each direction.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 06:43 AM   #9
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Yes, all the blue lines are freeways (motorways, whatever you care to call them )with dual carriageways and full access control. However, some of them are not technically Interstate Highways, but they function the same way. The green lines are toll highways that are access controlled like interstates. The Western half of the map would be a bit more spartan
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 07:20 AM   #10
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I didn't post it because I wanted to be kind to people with slow connections but here is the link to the western US if anyone is curious.
http://200mphmedia.net/REAL/Mapping/US-interstate-1.jpg
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Old December 11th, 2004, 10:11 AM   #11
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The Eisenhower Interstate system really has no equal anywhere else in the world when it comes to its sheer capacity for traffic and expansiveness. You can drive from New York City to Los Angeles or from Seattle to Miami without going through a single traffic light. It also carries 25% of all American vehicular traffic at any given time and was built over a course of 35 years, from the late 1950's to the late 1980's. It's still under expansion today. The sheer amount of cars and trucks that use it, most of it toll-free is just staggering, yet the vast majority of it is traffic-jam free. Using the interstates, I can drive from my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, which is near Decatur in northern Alabama to Chicago in about 8 hours. That's about 600 miles (1000 km) driving straight north on I-65. The only major cities I go through are Nashville, Louisville (the halfway point), and Indianapolis, each with populations between 1.3 and 1.8 million.

Interstates get more lanes as they get closer to bigger cities and metros. Usually anywhere from 6 to 14 lanes total, sometimes more. The speed limits are usually 65 or 70 mph (100-110 km/h) in rural areas, up to 75 mph in the rural western states. Of course, most people exceed these speed limits since traffic-law enforcement cameras are basically non-existent throughout most of the US. You do have to be careful about radar set up by police cars or state troopers every once in a while though. Some states are more **** about speed enforcement than others.
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Old December 11th, 2004, 05:12 PM   #12
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In France in 2004 :

Grey lines with lighted grey central lines are national freeways (like in Bretagne with speed limited to 110kph), grey lines with white central line are free motorways (like in Massif Central, speed limited to 130kph).

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Old December 12th, 2004, 03:30 PM   #13
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Germany's Autobahn-System

(the red-yellow ones are U/C)



There are further motorways planned.

In general there are no speed limits on the german Autobahn, unless it is signposted. But sometimes (especially after terrible accidents) there is a discussion about introducing a general speed limit of 130 KM/H. From january 2005 Trucks have to pay toll fares for the use of the motorways. Cars can drive toll-free.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 03:06 PM   #14
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Here is Campinas Region - São Paulo State - Brasil.
BR are Federal Highways and SP are State Highways.

2 lines red: 4 or 6 lanes - Max. speed: 80 to 110 km/h
1 line red (bold): 2 lanes - Federal or State higways - Max. speed: 80 km/h
1 line red (thin): 2 lanes - Municipal Highways - Max. speed: 80 km/h

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Old December 20th, 2004, 10:34 PM   #15
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Old December 20th, 2004, 11:50 PM   #16
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Spain´s system of motorways:

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Old January 6th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #17
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What is the total length of dual carriageway freeways with limited access in U.S and in Canada?

I have always thougt that U.S was the country with most freeways per citizen in the world, but after looking at the U.S freewaymap I doubt it.
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Old January 6th, 2005, 01:31 AM   #18
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Old January 6th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #19
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This is a map showing the NHDP. This network connects the four major metros of the country(The red one). The blue line indicates the east west link. The green line shows the north south link.


This map shows the connection of major ports to the main network shown above.
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Old March 3rd, 2005, 05:50 AM   #20
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JUST the major interstate Highway System:



It doesnt even begin to show the extensiveness of freeway/highway in America
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