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View Poll Results: Which is the busiest Freeway
401-Toronto 170 57.43%
Santa Monica Freeway-LA 96 32.43%
Southwest Freeway-Houston 14 4.73%
I-85-Atlanta 16 5.41%
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Old July 9th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #261
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The 401 (Canada) is quite congested, as is the I-5, 405 in California, amongst ones I've driven on.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #262
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401/Autoroute 20 for sure in North America
any busier highway anywhere else in the world?
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Old July 13th, 2006, 06:50 AM   #263
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^ Why Autoroute 20? I know it connects with the 401 but the 401 is at its busiest in the GTA.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #264
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@Torke, wow that Madrid highway looks very big too. Btw I noticed something
there in the pics you posted, that there are essentially two separate sets
of lanes into each direction. This reminds me of what the 401 in Toronto has.
We call these the "collector" which has all the exits, and the "express" which
is like a highway inside a highway and skips exits. Basically you need to first
exit from the express to the collector to be able to exit the freeway. I wonder
if you have a similar system. And yeah the 401 today is definitely the busiest,
and it is very wide (in the 20-lane range), that is not an exaggeration. The
problem is Toronto doesn't have many freeways. So instead, existing ones are
expanded, the 401 in particular.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #265
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Any photos?
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Old July 13th, 2006, 07:55 AM   #266
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Israel's Ayalon Highway (Highway 20), that runs through the Tel Aviv area, has,
according to several sources (don't know whether they are accurate, but they
are official), about 750,000 cars travelling on it each day More than the 401
or the Santa Monica. That is due to the fact that it is the main highway in the
city. I think it totals a max of 12 lanes in its widest locations.

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Old July 13th, 2006, 08:00 AM   #267
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sinjin
Any photos?
Are you asking about the 401? If yes, Jaye101 posted a great pic that
demonstrates the division in the following pic. The inner (left) sets of lanes
are the express lanes. The outer ones are the collector lanes.

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Old July 13th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #268
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Originally Posted by TheCat
Israel's Ayalon Highway (Highway 20), that runs through the Tel Aviv area, has,
according to several sources (don't know whether they are accurate, but they
are official), about 750,000 cars travelling on it each day More than the 401
or the Santa Monica. That is due to the fact that it is the main highway in the
city. I think it totals a max of 12 lanes in its widest locations.
That stat sounds like the entire length of the freeway has 750,000 vehicles on it per day, while the stats that have been quoted here for other freeways, are single point stats, and not cumulative traffic data.

Cheers.

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Old July 13th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #269
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^ Yes, 750,000 sounds impossible for a single point on 12 lanes.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #270
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^ You are probably right. It is very busy though.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 03:58 AM   #271
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the reason why the 401 is so busy because of the lack of highways in the city iytself. It was a great idea banning any new highways running through the city.


I doubt that Tel Aviv number is right because there are only 2 million people in that city.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 01:44 AM   #272
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The busiest road in the world is Interstate 405 (the San Diego Freeway) which runs through Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. It has a peak-hour volume of 25500 vehicles or daily volume of 612,000 ! This freeway also has one of the two busiest interchanges in the world. The San Diego/Santa Monica [I 405 & 10] . The other interchange is the East LA which is the convergence of the Hollywood, Santa Ana, Santa Monica, San Bernardino, Golden State and Pomona Freeways. This is usually first..but very close behind is the former. The peak volume is in the area of the Garden Grove Freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard. I needed to take this road when I lived in Orange County and commuted to Los Angeles/Long Beach. When the 105 was finished I was relieved...even though it seemed that I used to go "around" ...it was great. I cut my commute by a lot! And since I used the diamond lanes I used to ride those very "high" overpasses at the Harbor Fwy[I-110] interchange.

For trivia sake...here are some more facts:
The longest traffic jam in the world on record extended 176 km (109 miles) from Lyon towards Paris, France on 16 February 1980.
The world's shortest street is Elgin Street in Bacup, Lancs, UK, which is only 5.2 m (17ft) in length. Trianglen, a designated road with buildings on only one side, at Store Heddinge, Denmark, is only 1.85m (6ft 1in) long. It forms one side of a road junction.
James Cloninger adds: I think perhaps you should add one more reference to your designation of ``shortest street'': that of McKinley Street, in Belfontaine, Ohio in the US, which is 31 feet, but unlike Elgin St, is drivable. It has one building (a hardware store) on the north side, bordered by a railway on the south side, and two roads (Garfield Ave and ColumbusAve) on the other two sides which eventually merge about 100 feet on the other side of the rails.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohlogan/ppc/bestmk.html
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 01:51 AM   #273
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sonysnob
That stat sounds like the entire length of the freeway has 750,000 vehicles on it per day, while the stats that have been quoted here for other freeways, are single point stats, and not cumulative traffic data.

Cheers.

Basically I agree with our friend here...Israel has 1.57 million vehicles in the entire country. Now, with 750,000 on this freeway that means one out of every two vehicles is on this road. It might be the total in another period of time...or length.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 02:57 AM   #274
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Probably I70 on the western fringes of KC,in like the newer neighbourhoods.
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 08:46 AM   #275
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The busiest highway that I have ever been on was the 401 near the Airport...pure hell..
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Old February 17th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #276
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I don't really want to sound pestimistic about Toronto's traffic, but why would anyone living in Toronto wants to be "proud" of having the highest volume of traffic on the 401??? Driving that highway is such a headache...always stopping and going...always traffic jams...express and collectors nowadays don't even really matter anymore. Both express and collectors are always jammed during rush hours...and the rush hours seem to be extending!!! Also, the widest on the 401 is 19 lanes in Mississauga...but all those 19 lanes isn't through traffic on the 401...Once you hit under the 427 interchange, the lanes decreases to 8 lanes creating a headache bottleneck traffic. Even going West on the 401 in Mississauga, the 19 massive lanes goes down to 8 and then 6 lanes past the 403!!! More headaches. I think it would be more nice to decrease the number of lanes gradually from 19 to maybe 12 to maybe 10 and so on until you are out in the suburbs. That's all I have to say...

By the way, I think Ontario has the best signange and advanced arrows signs in North America on their highway system.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #277
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101 Freeway in Ventura/Los Angeles county is known as the world's busiest freeway with more than 600,000 vehicles a day. I-405 freeway in Los Angeles is second businest freeway in the world with more than 500,000 vehicles. I read it on Ventura County Star when I lived in Ventura back in 2002.

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Old February 17th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #278
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101 Freeway in Ventura/Los Angeles county is known as the world's busiest freeway with more than 600,000 vehicles a day. I-405 freeway in Los Angeles is second busines freeway in the world with more than 500,000 vehicles. I read it on Ventura County Star when I lived in Ventura back in 2002.
Are you sure? I have a recent document from the California Transportation Officials which shows the AADT of roads in California.

Peaks:

US 101 Encino, Havenhurst Avenue: 333.000
I-405 Seal Beach, Junction I-605: 398.000

These numbers are BACK AADT. I'm not sure what they mean, should i add the AHEAD AADT to them?

That would make the US 101 647.000 and the I-405 almost 800.000
That sounds kind of unlikely to me. You need about 50 lanes to process so much traffic.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #279
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Europe's busiest Motorway

I was wondering, which motorways in Europe are very busy.

I heard the London Beltway, The Moskovian MKAD and the M30 in Madrid are extremely busy with 300.000 vehicles a day or more. What is exactly the busiest? Maybe we can make a list. I can use every official count of your countries busiest motorways, i prefer some recent stats, and not some stats back from the eighties or so

For that, you need traffic counts of stretches, and not from interchanges.

The busiest road in The Netherlands is the A16 near Rotterdam across the Meuse river with over 255.000 vehicles a day on 14 lanes.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #280
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i would probably say some highway around Paris, France is packed with cars so i dunno
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