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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 September 20th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #421
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Hard to believe that numbers for only 3+3 motorway. Beside that, on almost all pictures I've seen of Attiki Odos up to now, motorway seems quite empty.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #422
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150.000 will be max without major traffic jams for 6 lanes. 180.000 is also possible (Dutch A20), but will be jammed often. 300.000 is highly unlikely.

You can calculate the approximate max amount of traffic by the following;

2500 X 10 X number of lanes. Capacity of lanes becomes lower when there are over 3 / 4 lanes per direction.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:25 AM   #423
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Maybe minato ku meant 6 lanes per direction?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:15 PM   #424
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Maybe, but not in Athens.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:39 PM   #425
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Dartford Crossing (near London)

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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:48 PM   #426
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On going work to Widen the M25 'The London Orbital Motorway'

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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:48 PM   #427
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The M25 - 'The London Orbital Motoway'



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Old September 21st, 2007, 03:53 PM   #428
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I guess that pic is like 10 years old, looking at the cars.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:04 PM   #429
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It is for the whole motorway or only for the busiest section ?.
It is quite obvious that they don't count the vehicles per sections, but when they enter the motorway, so if a car enters it doesn't matters if it will leave the motorway in 1 or 60 km.

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Yeah, and how many lanes has that motorway? You need like 2x7 - 2x10 lanes for that amount, and even then traffic jams will exist.
How come and you know how many lanes you need, since you have no idea of what the length of the motorway is?

Anyway here are the figures of attica motorway from 2006:

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And here for the state owned motorways along the country:
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:11 PM   #430
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I guess that pic is like 10 years old, looking at the cars.
Well I didn't take it, but yes it probably is, and traffic is now even worse.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:37 PM   #431
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It is quite obvious that they don't count the vehicles per sections, but when they enter the motorway, so if a car enters it doesn't matters if it will leave the motorway in 1 or 60 km.

How come and you know how many lanes you need, since you have no idea of what the length of the motorway is?
The length is not important, you don't measure the whole motorway to say how busy it is. You can measure how busy the road is, by taking the traffic amounts (AADT) from exit to exit, not the whole length. Same as those guys saying the Paris BP has 1 million cars per day. That might be true to the whole road, but not to one section, which you need to make an objective comparison to other motorways.

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Anyway here are the figures of attica motorway from 2006:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1067/...bd95b60e_o.jpg

And here for the state owned motorways along the country:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1186/...7dee3e38_o.jpg
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 07:46 PM   #432
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I understand what you are saying, but i guess the way they count traffic here is for the whole motorway, they obviously have the figures for the busiest sections of course, but i couldn't find anything on their homepage.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 07:50 PM   #433
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I guess that pic is like 10 years old, looking at the cars.
There are a few newer cars.

EX. The white mercedes van in the fast lane on the right side of the picture.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 09:29 PM   #434
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EX. The white mercedes van in the fast lane on the right side of the picture.
... which is also around 10 years old
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 12:45 AM   #435
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the newest cars there are Vectra B at second pic and BMW E39 at right side of first pic. so, the year could be oldest 1995, i wouldn't give it more, maybe 1996 because all other cars are from first half of 1990s or end of 1980s
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 04:26 PM   #436
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... which is also around 10 years old
Is it? I uesd to think it was older but I'll take you're word for it.




95 or 96? Ok it's quite old then.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #437
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It's safe to say the M8 in Glasgow is the busiest Motorway in Scotland and one of the busiest in the UK, it has the busiest River crossing in Europe, the Kingston Bridge carrying over 180,000 vehicles on average every day on Ten Lanes.


South of the bridge there is a section with 16 lanes

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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #438
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It's safe to say the M8 in Glasgow is the busiest Motorway in Scotland and one of the busiest in the UK, it has the busiest River crossing in Europe, the Kingston Bridge carrying over 180,000 vehicles on average every day on Ten Lanes.
Don't know if it is europe busiest, but at least I know the Van Brienoordbridge in Rotterdam is much busier with over 250.000 vehicles a day, on 12 lanes.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #439
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Well I'll settle for it being one of the busiest.

It's certainly the busiest bridge in the UK
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #440
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Busy Motorways

What is your country's buisiest and most congested motorways? I'll post pics of some busy Uk ones soon
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