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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 May 13th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #321
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How many vehicles DO travel on the 401?
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Old May 14th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #322
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For its length, I think the 405 portion of the San Diego Freeway is the busiest. It's getting a carpool lane on it, so expect those numbers to increase drastically.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #323
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the 405 is the busiest in the US.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #324
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Funny thing... Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle have I-405 freeways too. Which one?
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #325
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The Los Angeles 405 ofcourse
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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:48 AM   #326
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aerial of the 401's sheer size

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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #327
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And I'm sure that it stays that wide for the entire distance.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #328
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Why double freeways?
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #329
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Crazy, I don't know Toronto, but that shot looks like two highways converging. Or perhaps they are local and express separations.

Don't forget, Seattle's I-5 is a double (sort of) highway as well with the express lanes. Seattle's I-5 express lanes are among the biggest and widest in the US. Some good forsight planning there, not common in Seattle!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #330
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Why double freeways?
Its not double freeways... One side is for the express lanes, the other side is for collectors.

If you want to drive through the city, the express lanes have no exits or on ramps. If you want to get off at a certain street, the collector lanes are the ones with access to the off ramps. They also take traffic from the on ramps.

There are points along the highway where you can transfer from express to collector or vice versa... the picture above shows one of the transfers.
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Crazy, I don't know Toronto, but that shot looks like two highways converging.

Don't forget, Seattle's I-5 is a double (sort of) highway as well with the express lanes. Seattle's I-5 express lanes are among the biggest and widest in the US. Some good forsight planning there, not common in Seattle!
Okay I got it now. Thanks!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #332
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Its not double freeways... One side is for the express lanes, the other side is for collectors.

If you want to drive through the city, the express lanes have no exits or on ramps. If you want to get off at a certain street, the collector lanes are the ones with access to the off ramps. They also take traffic from the on ramps.

There are points along the highway where you can transfer from express to collector or vice versa... the picture above shows one of the transfers.
Okay I get it now. Just like Pwalker just used local Seattle's I-5 freeway as example for this "double" freeways. I undertand completely now. Thanks!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:37 PM   #333
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And I'm sure that it stays that wide for the entire distance.
you'd be surprised...
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aerial of the 401's sheer size

The mother of all freeways
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That picture of 401 freeway is seen like it haven't caused suburbs to boom just like almost every city in USA, Canada, Austrailia, and New Zealand yet... What's up with that?
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Old May 16th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #336
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Arguably OT:

isaidso wrote:

" The expansion to 23 lanes of that large highway in Atlanta, USA ..."

How did you hear about that? And do you remember which highway it was? I-20, maybe, or some other road?
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Old May 16th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #337
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And I'm sure that it stays that wide for the entire distance.
It is not always THIS big, but it is huge in most of its length through Toronto. However, the 401 is a pretty long highway (over 800 km), and is a 4- (sometimes 6-) lane highway in most of its rural length. However, the part that goes through Toronto (not a small part, for sure) is very large.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #338
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401 all the way
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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #339
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Its really a good thing that Greater LA got vast complex of Interstate Highways and Behemoth Interchanges or else the Santa Monica Freeway will surpass the Toronto 401 as the busiest interchange very easily. But who cares, LA freeways are still more advanced than other freeways of the world even though its almost 40 year old.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #340
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Its really a good thing that Greater LA got vast complex of Interstate Highways and Behemoth Interchanges or else the Santa Monica Freeway will surpass the Toronto 401 as the busiest interchange very easily. But who cares, LA freeways are still more advanced than other freeways of the world even though its almost 40 year old.
This is about the busiest freeway, not the busiest interchange. And what are you basing LA's "advanced" freeway system on?
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