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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 January 20th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #41
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canadian highways usually dont have prefixes, not in ontario atleast
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Old January 21st, 2005, 11:25 AM   #42
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You forgot the I-5 between SD and LA.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 09:45 PM   #43
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Interesting link:

http://members.a1.net/wabweb/frames/wf.htm
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 11:03 PM   #44
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The 401 has the largest traffic volume largely because of its position in the region as a traderoute. It is also the highway that all other major Toronto highways empty out on, forming the backbone of the system. I would guess that LA's SM freeway has larger commuter traffiic volumes though, if only there was a way to actually measure that...
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Old January 28th, 2005, 07:57 AM   #45
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According to the California DOT, the 10 Fwy isn't even the biggest in the LA area. The 405 in Seal Beach at the LA/Orange County border handles 390,000 vehicles per day.

The intersection of the 110 and 10 is 643,000 vehicles per day.

By the way, the LA area figures are averaged over the whole year including weekends and holidays. I wonder if the Canadian ones are as well.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/sa...ta/2003all.htm
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Old January 28th, 2005, 09:08 AM   #46
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According to the California DOT, the 10 Fwy isn't even the biggest in the LA area. The 405 in Seal Beach at the LA/Orange County border handles 390,000 vehicles per day.

The intersection of the 110 and 10 is 643,000 vehicles per day.

By the way, the LA area figures are averaged over the whole year including weekends and holidays. I wonder if the Canadian ones are as well.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/sa...ta/2003all.htm
The Ontario data is also averaged over the entire year.

As far as I am aware, the standard for traffic data is AADT.

AADT stands for Average Annual Traffic Data, and it is measured in vehicles per day.

I believe that the 110, 10 interchange is busier then anything in Toronto, tho the 404/401/DVP interchange would be relatively close.

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Old January 28th, 2005, 11:44 AM   #47
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I read that the Santa Monica Freeway is North America's busiest. Plus the Los Angeles area has more autos than any city in the world.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:31 AM   #48
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Busiest

It's the I-10 Santa Monica Fwy. between the I-110 and I-405.
And the I-405 is hell to drive every day-that God I don't have to.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #49
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I dont care what everyone else says. Highway 401 is the busiest Highway in North America. Case Closed. Bye.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 09:25 AM   #50
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Nevertherless Atlanta has some impressive traffic jam images
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Old February 18th, 2005, 04:11 AM   #51
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If by impressive you mean nightmare-provoking.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 03:29 AM   #52
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Plus the Los Angeles area has more autos than any city in the world.
LA is a very spread out and decentralized city with freeways criss-crossing the map. Depending on where one starts, it's possible to reach the same destination using different highways. Also, the I-10 services only a portion of LA (Santa Monica to downtown), so it's possible that many residents do not use it often. The 405 gets the vast majority of my time. On the other hand, other posters have suggested that the 401 plays a very central role in meeting Toronto's transportation needs.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 03:46 AM   #53
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Yes the 401 is the Busiest highway in NA, funny Metro Toronto has about 6 million, while LA has about 16 million, must be alot of mass transit users, joggers, bikers or something, anyways Vancouver BC may not have the Busiest Highway but not only is the Highway system is the worst ive ever seen and driven on, mind u greater Vancouver has 2 million people, but it is the only city where ive stoped at a red light and seen it change 5 times before i got to go, no joke, people out here drive like theres no tommorow, they hate the traffic so much they drive like its the autobahn, im sure some of u know, and for those of u who dont, well its best u dont find out
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 04:09 AM   #54
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LA has a lot of freeways though with no clear central freeway really, while the 401 is the main freeway of toronto. The more years that went by with LA freeways being congested the more people chose to use other freeways for their routes.

I mean, have you seen a map of LA freeways? You have the 210, the 405, the 10, the 110, the 105, the 101, the 118, the 2, the 187, the 605, the 60, the 134, the 19, the 91, the 213, the 27, the 72, the 5, the 107, and more down in orange county.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 04:49 AM   #55
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I agree...Toronto just has a major dominating freeway, while LA is littered with them. And the 401 plays a triple role of inter-metro commuting...inter-province travel and goods movement...as well as international travel and goods movement between Canada-USA.





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Old February 23rd, 2005, 04:53 AM   #56
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I have been on 401 on quite a few times and its getting more and more crowded day by day. everytime i have been around Missisauga and Toronto area of the 401, there was always a traffic jam so I will go with 401
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Old March 8th, 2005, 02:22 AM   #57
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401

The skyline is that of North York City Centre, a secondary skyline of Toronto.


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Where is this in relation to the downtown core?
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Old March 8th, 2005, 02:52 AM   #58
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The skyline is that of North York City Centre, a secondary skyline of Toronto.



North York City Centre is halfway between Sheppard/Yonge and Finch/Yonge. It doesn't border the 401, but is about 2 miles north of it. I know because I remember when they added the North York Centre station to the Yonge Street subway line and it was right in the middle of the Sheppard and Finch stations.

Is all that development in the first pic on the north side of the 401? That's all new if it is. That area is really booming!
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Old March 8th, 2005, 04:32 AM   #59
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Is all that development in the first pic on the north side of the 401? That's all new if it is. That area is really booming!
Yes it is. The "NY towers" are edged up in those pics against the 401. (pics that I posted-- that highway is the 401) If you can see the blue box in the map made by lucky, you can see it touches the 401. This area has been building condos non-stop for many years.
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