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Old August 4th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #441
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Old August 4th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #442
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This one is very interesting. Notice how the main east-west roadways cross each other so that when they cross the other motorway they are driving on the left.

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Old August 4th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #444
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Ok guys, I went crazy with Google Earth... then let's go with another city

Some Napoli interchanges (I find lot of them interesting)





























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Old August 8th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #452
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #453
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More photos from Australia. This time they're from the south eastern corner of the state of Queensland. Most of the photos were taken in and around Brisbane, plus a few from the Gold Coast (south of Brisbane).

























My flickr site has a lot of road and public transport-related photos from South East Queensland (SEQ). You can find them here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Here's another photo I found on flickr (I didn't take it, but I like it):


By the way, Australian states are currently in the process of transitioning to the European system of route numbering (alphanumeric route numbers, for example B420), which is why some route numbers are in shields while others are of the alphanumeric type.

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Do you prefer the European system with a Letter-prefix (A 1, M 1) or the American system with fancy number-shields?
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Do you prefer the European system with a Letter-prefix (A 1, M 1) or the American system with fancy number-shields?

The first time I saw the alphanumeric system in operation was when I visited Victoria in the early 2000s. They had just switched over to the new system. I initially thought it was a stupid system, mainly because the shields looked nicer than three/four character-long route numbers in bright gold text.

But the new system has really grown on me, mainly because it seems more natural to say "the M80" than "ring road 80". Also, under the new system you can judge the quality of a route without ever having driven on it before. Theoretically, M roads offer the highest standard driving conditions and are therefore better than A roads, which are better than B roads, which are better than C roads. Under the shield system it was simply national highway, national route and state route. And in many cases, state routes were of higher quality and importance than national routes and national highways, which to me made no sense at all.

Also, the new system seems to be succeeding at getting motorists to refer to route numbers instead of road names. You may have noticed in those pictures that road names are signed alongisde route numbers most of the time. That's because Australians have traditionally referred to road names rather than route numbers. That has to do with what I said before... "Pacific Motorway" is easier to say than "National Route 1". Now nearly everybody just says, "the M1".

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I also prefer the alphanummeric system, for one simple reason: To navigate easily you can simply identify M 1. When you're in America you just have to know that US-73 is referring to a certain numbershield, wich is not easy for common foreigners.
I live in the Netherlands where the numbering is quite simple:
A x: Motorways
N x: Main roads, wich are not Motorway
In some areas you can find s -routes (cityroads) and r -routes (touristic routes)
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This is the last batch of Australian photos I'll post... I promise!













These photos were from:
Ozroads - http://www.ozroads.com.au/; and,
Expressway - http://www.expressway.paulrands.com/

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the best viaducts in Australia are in MELBOURNE!











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