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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 November 7th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #701
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Old November 8th, 2013, 05:59 AM   #702
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I figure the Motor City deserves some love. I know this isn't anywhere near the busiest road in the world, but this section of I-96 near the Southfield freeway is the widest in Detroit.



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Old November 12th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #703
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^ Is that road in Detroit proper or the metropolitan area? If it is in Detroit proper, I imagine it would be severely underutilized; in which case, why spend so much money maintaining the express/local setup? I would think that the local partition alone could handle the traffic, if they got rid of the express partition (i.e. sblock it off, and stop maintaining it).

P.S. Chris, your knowledge of traffic flows and related areas is incredible! I think it would be cool if you got a job in your field of expertise/interest.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #704
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That section of I-94 is within Detroit proper. According to MDOT the AADT is 140,500, which is nowhere near the busiest section of freeway in Metro Detroit (that honor goes to a 10-lane section of I-696 near Mound Road which has an AADT of 187,300).
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Old November 15th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #705
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Wow, that must be awesome to drive there. No traffic =)
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Old November 15th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #706
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9 de Julio Avenue - Buenos Aires, Argentina



Supposedly the widest avenue in the world. I wonder what the busiest road is that services both vehicles and pedestrians (IE. a road that includes an at-grade crosswalk).
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Old November 15th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #707
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That is possibly also the road with the highest frequency of traffic signals.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #708
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I actually took this photo, several years ago now. Despite Detroit being Detroit, it's a cool city to drive through.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #709
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9 de Julio Avenue - Buenos Aires, Argentina



Supposedly the widest avenue in the world. I wonder what the busiest road is that services both vehicles and pedestrians (IE. a road that includes an at-grade crosswalk).
9 de Julio suffered an extreme change...



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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #710
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Looks like the world's longest bus stop.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #711
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9 de Julio suffered an extreme change...
Unbelievable ugly. It's really a shame.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 06:30 PM   #712
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Unbelievable ugly. It's really a shame.
Is a controversial project. The idea is to concentrate the buses in the avenue, because they are trying to "peatonalizar" the downtown.
Hopefully will get better with some trees.
http://bucket2.clanacion.com.ar/anex...550147w645.jpg

And there is a similar project in Panamericana...
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Old November 16th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #713
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A shame, really a shame.

How can anyone even think about destroying one of the most famous urban axis of the world? For one thing, why they couldn't have left the buses on the right lanes? They would be invisible and pedestrians wouldn't have to cross ten lanes in order to reach the bus stop. It's a disgrace.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 01:13 AM   #714
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removing all those lanes must have done wonders for the traffic situation
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9 de Julio is a missing link in the freeway network of Buenos Aires. It would've been more efficient to construct a below grade 8-lane freeway there. But the alternative plan is the underground Autopista Ribereña, which will reduce through traffic on 9 de Julio.

9 de Julio is (was) wide, but inefficient. There are 26 traffic signals over a distance of 3 kilometers. It's basically hopping from signal to signal.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #716
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New express lanes on Highway 401:


More pics: http://asphaltplanet.ca/ON/hwy_401_i...ages.htm#Aug13

Also a video of the 401 through Toronto and Mississauga

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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #717
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I notice the "410 North/Nord" and "Collectors/Collectrices." Is highway signage bilingual throughout Ontario now? It used to be (I'm talking late 80s/early 90s) limited to certain areas. Including Toronto (and Ottawa and the 417 corridor obviously) but not, say, the Niagara Peninsula or Hamilton.

EDIT: There should be a way of cross-referencing posts. Since this would work in "linguistic issues" or "Canada" (or both). Chris, are you bored? :-)
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Old November 19th, 2013, 08:21 AM   #718
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I notice the "410 North/Nord" and "Collectors/Collectrices." Is highway signage bilingual throughout Ontario now? It used to be (I'm talking late 80s/early 90s) limited to certain areas. Including Toronto (and Ottawa and the 417 corridor obviously) but not, say, the Niagara Peninsula or Hamilton.

EDIT: There should be a way of cross-referencing posts. Since this would work in "linguistic issues" or "Canada" (or both). Chris, are you bored? :-)
Highway signage is bilingual in some districts, regional municipalities and counties and in some cities and towns that are designated by the province under the French Language Services Act which first came into effect in 1986.

Since 1986, more cities and towns have been added under the act including Mississauga.

Here is a list of all of the places from the Government of Ontario's Office of Francophone Affairs website: http://www.ofa.gov.on.ca/en/flsa-mapdesig.html

To quote the website:

There are currently 25 designated areas under the FLSA. For an area to obtain designation, technically, Francophones must make up at least 10% of its population; urban centres must have at least 5000 Francophones.

Although places like Toronto and Mississauga have a very small percentage of people who speak French as their main language, there are over 5000 of them in both cities so it means french language services have to be provided by the Ontario government within those cities including that all signs on provincial government property are supposed to be in English and French.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 01:05 PM   #719
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401 its really huge.
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I figure the Motor City deserves some love. I know this isn't anywhere near the busiest road in the world, but this section of I-96 near the Southfield freeway is the widest in Detroit.


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