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Old January 28th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #201
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INDONESIA
Palembang 1.45 million
Batam 943,0000
Pekanbaru 903,000
Bandarlampung 880,000
Padang 831,000
Malang 821,000
Samarinda 727,000
Banjarmasin 625,000
Balikpapan 557,000
Pontianak 554,000
jambi 531,000
Solo 499,000
Manado 410,000

And any city less than this size
So I'm looking a short 5,5 years later: not much has changed actually. None of the cities has a toll road connection today officially. But it is quite certain that Bandar Lampung and Solo will have a connection this year (both are almost finished: Solo will be this October!).

Construction is also ongoing in Palembang (2018), Samarinda (2019), Balikpapan (2019) and Manado (2018) while within ten years Malang, Jambi and Pekanbaru are on the plans as well. Leaving only Padang and Banjarmasin isolated by 2025.
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Old January 28th, 2017, 12:43 PM   #202
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In Spain it's difficult to answer, as in the islands there are big cities without motorway access, like Arrecife in the island of Lanzarote (56,880), but this is because there are no motorways in that island, as they are not really necessary. Among the islands, only the big ones, i.e. Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Mallorca have motorways, athough there are some short expressway-like roads in Ibiza and Lanzarote.

In mainland Spain, the biggest city without motorway access is perhaps Lloret de Mar (40,837). Although there are plans to extend C-32 from Blanes to Lloret de Mar, it will have a single carriageway. The biggest provincial capital without motorway access (and the only one) is Soria (40,147), but works on the last section of A-15 are in an advanced stage and the remaining 12 km to link it with A2 (and thus with the rest of the Spanish network) will open in the next months.
One year later, Soria is finally connected to the national motorway network thanks to the opening of the last section of A-15 last summer.

Excluding the Balearic and Canary Islands, as well as Ceuta and Melilla, the largest city without motorway access is still Lloret de Mar (40,837), with a distance of 9 km to the end of C-32 motorway. However, there are plans to extend C-32 as an 2+1 expressway between Blanes and Lloret de Mar. Works are scheduled to start during this year.

The next one is Vilagarcía de Arousa (37,621), in Galicia, but the distance from the city to AP-9 is just 10 km.
One year later, nothing has changed. Works on the 2+1 expressway (C-32) between Blanes and Lloret de Mar haven't started yet, and NIMBYs have brought the project to court, alleging potential environmental damages.
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Old February 1st, 2017, 11:50 AM   #203
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That would mean having a continuous E-W motorway across the continent, all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea.
This is already nearly possible if route is taken via Serbia, either via A1 (HUN border entry) or A3 (CRO border entry).
In Serbia, motorway A4 (Niš - border with Bulgaria) is currently under construction with estimated opening of all sections in late 2018. However, even nowadays some sections are nearly finished and open, yet not finalised with SMA. In total, some 40km of full profile motorway will be missing until the estimated end dates.
Unfortunately, on Bulgarian side there's still nothing from construction of SRB border - Sofia motorway, so technically speaking that's another 57km of full motorway missing and won't be even started soon.
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Old February 1st, 2017, 05:29 PM   #204
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Fresno is not served by the Interstate system and has a population of 520,000. However, it does have a sizable freeway system, so in practice it doesn't matter except for the absence of the blue-red shields.

Athens, GA may be the largest city not connected to the freeway system, however it does have a freeway-like bypass. College Station, Texas could perhaps overtake Athens as the largest city not connected to the national freeway system. However College Station has Bryan as a neighboring city, combined both cities have a population of nearly 200,000.

The largest region not connected to the national freeway system is probably the Lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. This 4-county area has a population of 1.35 million.
College St., TX, and Athens, GA are both college towns (Texas A&M and University of Georgia, respectively), which makes them a lot like State College, PA (Penn State). I would agree that Fresno has a perfectly fine motorway connection va CA-99. The Rio Grande Valley, however, surprises me. Does Texas care so little about that part of the state?
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In North America the largest city with no motorways is Winnipeg (664k).
In EU the largest cities without motorways are Riga, Latvia (697k) and Tallinn, Estonia (444k).
Winnipeg is also quite remote. The next closest cities of any real importance -- Regina, Fargo, and Thunder Bay -- are more than 400 km away and less than 1/3 Winnipeg's size.
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