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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM   #81
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Here's an example from Plovdiv's old town:



As you can see, the street is kinda steep. Many of the cobblestone streets in Bulgaria are even steeper and they keep them that way for better friction and safety.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:51 PM   #82
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The N111 in Portugal between Montemor-o-Velho and Maiorca is cobblestoned and goes over some collapsing bridges. That's why the A14 between Montemor and Figueira is free. The rest of the N111 between Montemor and Figueira is also crap.

Quite a few main roads in Portuguese city centres are cobblestoned, but due to motorways these days, they are less relvevant, all though most people shunpike in Portugal
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Old May 21st, 2011, 11:50 PM   #83
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almost all small streets in Florence and Rome in Italy have cobblestones
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Old May 21st, 2011, 11:52 PM   #84
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I hate them. They are uncomfortable and very noisy. I wouldn't want to live next to a cobblestone road.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 04:26 AM   #85
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Just north of this..in BC...I believe it was BC Highway 12 that went into the interior valleys around Lilloet, Lytton ..was the absolute scariest highway I've been on. Literally it was less than one lane in width across in certain spots and looking out of my window I saw what I would meet if I slipped ! Never did I ever believe that highways as that one existed in North America....but they do....well did at least since that some 13 years ago when I was traveling the interior valleys of south western BC north and east of Vancouver.
It has been improved quite a bit. I drove it last year...here is a picture of the worst section:



The worst part is highway 99 approaching Lillooet actually, with wooden bridges and dirt/rock sections of road (not even gravel). Although I was able to travel it no problem with a lower sports sedan.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #86
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Old May 27th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #87
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Somewhere in Albania -



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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #88
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That's not an main road..and btw it does have an better face since 2009.(Photo seems to be a bit old).
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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #89
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I hate them. They are uncomfortable and very noisy. I wouldn't want to live next to a cobblestone road.
I love cobblestones. It's an incentive to go on foot rather than by car. I'd love to live near one of them
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Do you also want to sleep in a house next to a cobblestone road? I assure you they produce more noise than an asphalt road with 10 times more traffic (so far for your incentive to go by foot).
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Old May 29th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #91
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To really qualify for world's worst, the road should be perpetually in bad condition.

I mean, the bypass around my town was being repaved until construction stalled for maybe 2 months, and in that time it was a huge mess. Lots of sections where the top layer was ground down and it was just old concrete. Dust, gravel, tar, huge potholes, it probably took a year off the lifespan of my tires. But now its all pristine, so yeah.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #92
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So, these are the worst roads? I don't think so.
Kolyma highway (the road of bones):

More pics and story here:
http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/eventco...ive/index.html
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Old May 29th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #93
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Certainly not the worst in the world, but here are some of the less comfortable roads to drive in Japan:

National Route 308 highway, Kuragari Pass, Osaka/Nara.


National Route 32 highway (former route), Inohana Pass, Kagawa/Tokushima.


Among the roads currently designated as the National Highways in Japan, I guess the section of the Route 339 in Aomori is the worst one to drive - Well, not really worst, since it's simply impossible to drive there.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 09:55 AM   #94
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Pictures taken last week in Sebiş, Romania (county road 793):



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Do you also want to sleep in a house next to a cobblestone road? I assure you they produce more noise than an asphalt road with 10 times more traffic (so far for your incentive to go by foot).
I don't think so. I lived for 5 years next to a cobblestone street, in the center of Bologna. Never had any trouble with noise. On the other hand, there was much more noise traffic when I moved to the outskirts, because of more traffic. The problem with noise in cities is due to engines, not tires.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #96
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cobblestone is a POS especially in countries where they think of the idea of maintenance as if it were some communist plot
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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:43 PM   #97
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Among the roads currently designated as the National Highways in Japan, I guess the section of the Route 339 in Aomori is the worst one to drive - Well, not really worst, since it's simply impossible to drive there.
This one could (and should) be realigned on a road a bit to the Southeast.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #98
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Tajikistan, Anzob pass, Dushanbe - Hudzhand road
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Old May 31st, 2011, 03:09 AM   #99
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The Road between Eupen(B) and Monschau(D) is real horrible,a great test for your suspension,you feel your kidney´s jumping up and down
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US 6 between Spanish Fork, UT and Green River UT has been named among the most deadliest rural highways in the US it was even covered in NPR. Since the road runs through many canyons there is not alot of room for expansion and the highway itself is a major artery between Denver and Salt Lake City leading to many head on collisions.

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the most dangerous road, lol - for idiots who cannot grasp the concept of a curve and a steering wheel.... this road must be a great drive.
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