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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 20th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #721
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Marginal Tietê são paulo









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Old December 1st, 2013, 04:43 PM   #722
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As we were talking about Marginal Tietê and Marginal Pinheiros lately, here some aerial views posted by Hello_World in his most recent thread:

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Old December 1st, 2013, 08:54 PM   #723
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Anothe contender. Posted by Chris few days ago:

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Traffic on I-10 in West Houston has grown to become the busiest stretch of freeway in Houston in 2012. The AADT east of the Beltway 8 interchange has exploded to 360,000 vehicles per day. Traffic grew by 100,000 vehicles in just 5 years. If current trends continue, it will become the busiest freeway in the U.S. in a year or two, overtaking I-405 near Long Beach, CA.

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:46 AM   #724
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the massiveness, the quality
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:30 PM   #725
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what is this pyramide on the very right side ?

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Anothe contender. Posted by Chris few days ago:
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 09:35 AM   #726
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the massiveness, the quality
Agreed.

With that said:
Only enviro-hippies, anti-road and anti-car whackos will brand something like this as 'evil', 'polluting' and 'harmful to mankind'

Thank god that such kinds of losers are nonexistent here on "Highways and Autobahns" forum
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Old December 5th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #727
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The Katy Freeway is one of a kind.

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Highway 401's busiest segment can be seen in this new Freewaybrent video.

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Old May 5th, 2014, 03:24 AM   #728
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People just posted this chart on São Paulo Highways thread back on Brazilian forum:



Apparently, it counts only the hinterland-capital flow. Estimates provided by the road departament but I can't tell how accurante they are. If those numbers are right, those roads are one of the busiest in the world.

Anhanguera & Bandeirante - to Campinas (north)
Castello Branco & Raposo Tavares - to Sorocaba (west)
Régis Bittencourt - to Curitiba (southwest)
Imigrantes & Anchieta - to Santos/coast (south)
Ayrton Senna & Dutra - to São José dos Campos/Rio de Janeiro (east)
Fernão Dias - to Belo Horizonte (northeast)
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Old May 5th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #729
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Figures like that tend to be the number of toll transactions, or total number of vehicles using the entire road (irrespective of length), that is not how AADT figures are compared.

For example it is pretty much impossible to have 400,000+ counts on road segments with less than 16 lanes.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #730
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A couple weeks ago I made a timelapse driving video of the 401 through Greater Toronto.

It is likely the busiest in terms of AADT between two interchanges.

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Old May 6th, 2014, 04:08 AM   #731
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Figures like that tend to be the number of toll transactions, or total number of vehicles using the entire road (irrespective of length), that is not how AADT figures are compared.

For example it is pretty much impossible to have 400,000+ counts on road segments with less than 16 lanes.
Everything I know about this stuff I learned here and I remember you said something about that. That's why I found the numbers odd. Out of those, I guess Imigrantes is the widest with 12 lanes, but that's not all the way.

Said that, São Paulo is THE Brazil's crossroads. Pretty much everything goes through it at some point. Even though the macrometropolitan area is very big per se (around 32 million people), creating a lot of traffic by the own, we have trucks from all over the country just passing by.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 03:19 PM   #732
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Marginal Tietê is capable of handling 400,000+ vehicles per day. To my knowledge, that is the only road that can compete with Toronto's Highway 401, but I haven't been able to find accurate recent traffic counts of Marginal Tietê.
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Old May 14th, 2014, 12:44 AM   #733
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Not the busiest part of the 401, but still a great photo of the 401 / 404 interchange..


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Old May 14th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #734
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LOL, you see the tire, not another stowaway is it?
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Old May 14th, 2014, 01:17 AM   #735
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I-69 US-59 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX

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Old September 12th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #736
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Any numbers from Dubai???
It is incredible!!! huuuuge expressways! (but a very short metro system and a poor bus system).

Sorry for my english!!!
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Old September 12th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #737
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Dubai is too small of a city to have significant enough traffic numbers to come close to the 500,000 AADT of the 401. Sheikh Zayed Road is only 10 lanes wide, and is likely far and away Dubais busiest road.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 04:27 AM   #738
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Dubai is too small of a city to have significant enough traffic numbers to come close to the 500,000 AADT of the 401. Sheikh Zayed Road is only 10 lanes wide, and is likely far and away Dubais busiest road.
Are you sure?
I mean... i was there only 3 days but some expressways looks really bussy to me.

And i am almost sure that there is one or two roads with 16 lanes or more.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 03:16 PM   #739
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Los Angeles shows that up to 300,000 vehicles per day are possible on 10 lanes. Although Dubai is not incredibly big in population, nearly all activities are along the Sheikh Zayed Road, so it could carry more traffic than the population figures may suggest.
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I can assure you that if you were to drive on the 401 in Toronto through its busiest stretch you would feel it is even busier. Its nearly twice as wide at 18 lanes, its essentially a 10 lane highway like Sheikh Zayad road plus an addtional 8 lane highway running right beside it.

the 401 at 18 lanes sits in traffic for probably 10 hours a day.. its really, really, really busy.
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