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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 August 24th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #101
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Old August 24th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #102
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Worst Traffic pictures in this thread, TORONTO:
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The 401 in Toronto has 22 lanes of congestion at some points.
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It still doesnt beat 401's 24 lanes in some sections, AND IT'S STILL CONGESTED!
Haha! You realize that there are cities in the world that have worse traffic than Toronto?? Everytime you post you seem to exaggerate Toronto's traffic a little more. Pretty soon you are going to be saying there are 50 lanes of traffic in each direction all plugged with traffic!!

I know the 401 is very wide, and is very congested, but counting on/off ramps and merging lanes don't count in width.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 01:06 AM   #103
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In my opinion Mexico City has the worst traffic, it is the size of NYC or toyko with half the public tranist system
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Old August 25th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #104
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In my opinion Mexico City has the worst traffic, it is the size of NYC or toyko with half the public tranist system
Well its not the question what city has the worst traffic. The question is which is the busiest highway.


A15/A16 2 carriageways with 8 lanes per direction it does
340.000 cars/day.

Its between Dordrecht and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Old August 25th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #105
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We all know the 401 has the highest traffic count. In Toronto, it reaches traffic counts of 425 000 cars per day.

I've also read that the 401 has the longest stretch of highway with 12 or more lanes of traffic. It's something like 40-50km...
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:23 PM   #106
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Find a map like this from USA !

Shows amount of traffic per road in Germany
Dude! Sigalert.com
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #107
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It still doesnt beat 401's 24 lanes in some sections, AND IT'S STILL CONGESTED!
why is it divided into two sections in each direction like that? i never understood that
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #108
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It is a Collector/Express system. The section on the outside is the collectors. When you want to enter or exit the 401, you have to go through the collectors. This usually seperates slower traffic (oncoming and incoming cars) from faster traffic.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 09:51 PM   #109
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Wow, what a stupid debate; my highway is bigger than your highway...
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Old August 25th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #110
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When you think about it... the collector system wastes a lot of land space. Those 3 concrete dividers could yield another 6-8 lanes.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #111
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I agree... the freeway in the foreground in this picture (below) is only 6 lanes in each direction, but it takes up enough room to at least of 8 lanes in each direction. It really seems like a waste of space.


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Old August 25th, 2005, 11:47 PM   #112
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401-Toronto is amazing!
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Old August 25th, 2005, 11:54 PM   #113
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When you think about it... the collector system wastes a lot of land space. Those 3 concrete dividers could yield another 6-8 lanes.
I agree that it is a waste of space, but it is for a saftey and conviennce issue. If there were to be an accident in the middle lanes, there would be a great chance of more cars joining in since there would be no barrier to stop the cars. Convience is gained since one section (Collectors or Express) can be diverted to the oppisite if there were to be a distruption.

If the government was rolling around in money when the collector system was built, they could have built a double decker highway, saving space without reducing capacity.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #114
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I agree... the freeway in the foreground in this picture (below) is only 6 lanes in each direction, but it takes up enough room to at least of 8 lanes in each direction. It really seems like a waste of space.

Its actually extremly efficient, complicated to explain how it works really. Another reason is it will grow to 8 and 10 lanes per direction and it isnt very feasible to have 10 undivided lanes.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:30 AM   #115
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old numbers there, the 401 basically goes up every year.
No1 sees the problem with a overcapacity 19 laned freeway? lol

Whatever man.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #116
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It is a Collector/Express system. The section on the outside is the collectors. When you want to enter or exit the 401, you have to go through the collectors. This usually seperates slower traffic (oncoming and incoming cars) from faster traffic.
ohhhh thank u , haha, thats actually pretty smart
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 02:39 AM   #117
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Busiest freeway/motorway in Europe

I've always been curious about what's the busiest freeway/motorway in Europe. Here are the three busiest streches of freeways In Europe that I know of. Please add other busy streches if you know any. Try to bring references.

1- A4 autoroute at the level of Saint-Maurice in the eastern suburbs of Paris: 257,000 vehicles a day in 2002 (source)
2- A 100 Autobahn (Berliner Stadtring) near the Funkturm in Berlin: 216,000 vehicles a day recorded in 1998 (source)
3- M25 motorway between junctions 13 and 14 in the western suburbs of London: 196,000 vehicles a day in 2003 (source)

Any other contender?
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 02:53 AM   #118
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I think we have expressways here in Columbus with that kind of traffic. Hehe.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 03:13 AM   #119
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i think the LIE I-495 in nyc should be up there too
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 03:44 AM   #120
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I'd have to say that the M6 in Birmingham / West Midlands would HAVE to be up there among Europe's busiest.
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