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Old January 23rd, 2015, 03:45 PM   #161
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Winnipeg arguably has a motorway, there are some significant stretches of the Perimeter highway that meet the definition, 6km is the longest stretch of such however.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 04:36 PM   #162
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But "motorway access" as in the thread title seems to me to mean that you can get somewhere else....another city, a port, depending on geography.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 06:40 PM   #163
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Poland (updated January 2015)
Poland (updated January 2016)

Nothing has really changed since last year. We have 919 cities now (+4), but the list below remains the same. Changes in bold.

List of the biggest cities without motorway access:
  • Bydgoszcz (8th biggest city)
  • Lublin (9th)
  • Białystok (11th)
  • Częstochowa (13th) - A1 bypass: contracts signed, in design phase; A1 south of the city still in tender due to legal issues
  • Radom (14th)
  • Kielce (17th)

And just like last year, a list of the biggest cities without motorway or expressway access:
  • Bydgoszcz (8th) - the current city's bypass (S5) can't actually be called an access; a proper bypass, as well as an expressway both north and south of the city (almost 130km of S5) is now in design phase (all contracts signed)
  • Płock (30th) - decision was made to move S10 closer to the city, but we don't even know an approximate corridor
  • Wałbrzych (32th)
  • Koszalin (37th) - S6 west of the city: contracts signed, in design phase; the city bypass still in tender; S6 east of the city in tender
  • Kalisz (38th)
  • Słupsk (41th) - the city has only a 1x2/2x2 bypass that has a second carriageway in tender; the rest of S6 (both west and east) in tender
  • Nowy Sącz (44th)
  • Jelenia Góra (45th)
  • Siedlce (47th)
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Old January 16th, 2016, 07:22 PM   #164
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How can such a large city exist without proper connection to the rest of the world? The 1.8M people living there need to get food and a lot of other stuff that cannot be produced localy.
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Manaus is an industrial city, most televisions, motorcycles in Brazil are manufactured there. Amazon river is huge see it:

A government planned industrial district. Aside this, Manaus produces virtually nothing, manufactured or farming products. They get all their stuff from the rest of the country which are brought to them by boats and planes.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 07:54 PM   #165
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IN Ukraine Kyiv has arguably no access, as the 13 km of motorway are only to the airport, so the biggest city without a motorway access is Odessa(1.009 mln) and Donetsk(992K 2013, now maybe 520K) and Lviv(780K)
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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:19 PM   #166
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I don't know in Spain, but in Andalousia, mos populated spanish region, is Ronda, which is around 30,000 people and between protected areas and mountain ranges. It's famous city for some reasons, including it bridge between cliffs:



Edit: according with what has been said in this post in 2011, this didn't have motorways that year, according with now and what in my opinion is "having a motorway" (if there is a motorway at less than 10km from the ciy centre, is like having one), the bold ones are the ones which still don¡t have it:

Telde 100,900 GC-1
Roquetas de Mar 85,808 A-7
Arona 79,377 TF-1
Santa Lucía de Tirajana 64,845 (this is quite absurd, 90% of the people in this municipality live in Vecindario, which has a motorway)
Arrecife 58,156 Theres no motorway in all its island
San Bartolomé de Tirajana 53,288 (again is absurd to include in this list, most of the people in this municipality live in Maspalomas, which has a motorway)
Calvià 51,462 (again is absurd to include in this list, most of the people in this municipality don't live in Calviá itself, and there is a motorway in the zone)
Granadilla de Abona 40,862 (the same that before)
Ronda 36909 30 km to the nearest motorway, 47,7 km by road (and it's not a national road)
Úbeda 36025 A-32, opened in Ubeda in 2012
Puente-Genil 30245 it will have soon (A-44). Now has the A-4 at only 13km, 21 km by road
Priego de Córdoba 23563 22km to the nearest motorway, 34km by road.
Barbate 22977 only 9km to the nearest one, and 13km by road
Alcalá la Real 22759 23 km to the nearest one, 27,8 by road
Palma del Río 21605 20 km to the nearest one, 30km by road
Baena 20862 17 km to the nearest one, 21,6km by road

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Old January 19th, 2016, 07:47 PM   #167
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Lloret de Mar stands out with a population of 38.624 and 13 km to the nearest motorway. Of the ones you mentioned, Telde and Arrecife have high-standard dual-carriageway roads, and Roquetas de Mar has a motorway under construction.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #168
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And let's not forget that Lloret de Mar is an enormous tourist resort, so maybe its actual population is in fact ~80k or even more during the summer.

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Puente-Genil 30245 it will have soon (A-44)
That will be quite a detour for the A-44 Wouldn't it be another number? Maybe an Andalusian regional motorway?

Anyway, apart from the ones you've mentioned, Yecla (pop. 34,100) is 20 km from the A-31, but there's a motorway u/c (A-33).

There are some other towns in Andalusia whithout motorway access, such as Coria del Río (pop. 30,300) or Morón de la Frontera (pop. 28,200 - besides, there's a USAF base!). Olot (34,000) has a motorway (A-26), but it's not connected to the rest of the network.

Also, out of the mainland, the whole island of Minorca (92,300) lacks motorways or dual-carriageways, AFAIK.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 10:03 PM   #169
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Let's have an updated list of Finland's top 20 cities, with populations as in end of 2015.

For simplicity, only smallest number is used when several roads with motorway status overlap. Numbers with * are not signposted.

Helsinki (630 225): 1, 4, 7, 45, 51
Espoo (270 005): 1, 51
Tampere (225 269): 3, 9, 12, 3495*
Vantaa (214 641): 3, 4, 7, 45
Oulu (198 570): 4 (largest city with no motorway connection to any other city)
Turku (186 254): 1, 8, 9
Jyväskylä (137 406): 4, 9, 6018* (no motorway connection to any other city)
Kuopio (112 152): 5 (no motorway connection to any other city)
Lahti (103 938): 4
Kouvola (85 883): none (largest city with no motorway at all)
Pori (85 388): none
Joensuu (75 572): 6, 9 (no motorway connection to any other city)
Lappeenranta (72 889): none
Hämeenlinna (68 052): 3
Vaasa (67 647): 3 (no motorway connection to any other city)
Rovaniemi (61 866): none
Seinäjoki (61 536): none
Mikkeli (54 683): none
Kotka (54 376): 7
Salo (53 881): 1
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Old January 19th, 2016, 10:14 PM   #170
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And let's not forget that Lloret de Mar is an enormous tourist resort, so maybe its actual population is in fact ~80k or even more during the summer.
Mostly busloads of drunk teens

The largest municipality not served by a motorway in the Netherlands is Alphen aan den Rijn (pop. 107,000) but it is served by a dual carriageway which is mostly grade-separated. However, Dutch municipalities are often substantially larger than just the core city, especially the second and third tier cities. Alphen's core population is only 69,000.

The municipality of Katwijk would be next, but the N206 is de-facto a motorway and A44 skirts the edges of the municipality. The largest municipality with no dual carriageways is Hardenberg (pop. 60,000) which is the 60th largest municipality. But the actual city of Hardenberg is much smaller than the municipality.

The largest city without any high-standard road is Den Helder, with a population of 56,000 (municipality). The nearest motorway is 22 kilometers away in a direction most traffic doesn't head to. It is the 63rd largest municipality.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 10:11 AM   #171
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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 and Mallorca have motorways, athough there are some short expressway-like roads in Ibiza, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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.
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That will be quite a detour for the A-44 Wouldn't it be another number? Maybe an Andalusian regional motorway?
Exactly, it will be A-318 (autovía del Olivar), although it's currently only and service between Lucena and Cabra, and there are no short-term plans to build the missing parts Estepa - Lucena and Cabra - Martos.
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In Ireland there is no Motorway or DC between the second and third biggest cities. Limerick and Cork with 90,000 and 180,000 people respectively.

No real plans to build one either.
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In Ireland there is no Motorway or DC between the second and third biggest cities. Limerick and Cork with 90,000 and 180,000 people respectively.

No real plans to build one either.
Same goes for Finland. The longest motorways only radiate from Helsinki, but have no motorway connection with each other, not even in Helsinki itself. (4 and 7 have a common starting point and first few kilometres, but even between them it is not possible to turn from east to north or v.v. without exiting the motorway.)
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Same goes for Finland. The longest motorways only radiate from Helsinki, but have no motorway connection with each other, not even in Helsinki itself.
Same as Ireland, they are radials from Dublin mainly. They connect only on a verrrry congested Dublin ring road.

However Ireland is _a lot_ smaller than Finland and the missing link from Cork to Limerick is less than 90km long.
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That will be quite a detour for the A-44 Wouldn't it be another number? Maybe an Andalusian regional motorway?
Yes, A of Andalucía, not of Autovía

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Exactly, it will be A-318 (autovía del Olivar), although it's currently only and service between Lucena and Cabra, and there are no short-term plans to build the missing parts Estepa - Lucena and Cabra - Martos.
Wikipedia call it A44, and says that A-318 is only Estepa/N-432, while A-44 (Autovía del Olivar) would be Estepa/Úbeda
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Many major cities in Poland have no access to a motorway or aren't connected to any other major city (lack of a comprehensive motorway network).

Such examples could be found in: Bydgoszcz (an aglomeration of more than 600'000 inhabitants!), Lublin (an aglomeration of 565'000 inhabitants!), Białystok (an aglomeration of 432000 inhabitants!), Kielce (an aglomeration of 350'000 inhabitants!), Olsztyn (an aglomeration of 255'000 inhabitants!).
As for Łódź - 3rd town of Poland, more than 1,2 mln. inhabitants - even if sourounded by two motorways/expressways connecting the rest of the country, it nearest access point is approximatively 20 kilometers from the town and it lacks a bypass.

here is a map of the current sitation of motorways/expressways in Poland:
Green: opened; Red: under construction; Grey: planned


It's also to be noted that a few years ago (till years 2000's), one of the "only" motorways in operation were built by the Nazi's during the 1930's: Szczecin, Wrocław and Opole were better connected to the former "Reichshauptstadt" Berlin than to the Capital or any other Polish city .

But, you can see this situation as late as in 2010: even the Capital Warsaw didn't had any motorway nor bypass and was not connected to the rest of the country: first motorway "A2" opened for Euro2012 in May 2012!

Motorways/expressways in Poland, end of 2009:


In fact, the major part of the motorway "network" - still too early to be qualified as such! - was opened during the 5 last years. Before that, Poland was really "retarded" as for motorways/expressways, but also for road infrastructure in general .

Let's hope, it will continue in that trend for the next 5 years !
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You can see it at File:Historia budowy autostrad i drog ekspresowych.gif. @John Maynard: by 2020, if everything goes smooth, all the biggest cities will have access to highwayd. Well, Bydgoszcz, Krakow, Olsztyn and Lublin(maybe Rzeszow) won't have yet any adequate connection, so will the Silezian conurbation. But as far as I see everything is going yet OK, so maybe Siedlce and Plock will figure as leaders. Fortunately the main part of contracts was signed last year. And, sorry, but Lodz has only 706004 people(2014), if you meant the agglomeration, then the nearest motorway access is in ca. 2.5 km(S14), or about 7-9 km(Zgierz, A1). The Lodz agglomeration had 1.12 mln people in 2014
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Wikipedia call it A44, and says that A-318 is only Estepa/N-432, while A-44 (Autovía del Olivar) would be Estepa/Úbeda
A-44 is Bailén - Jaén - Granada - Motril, just check Google Maps. Wikipedia isn't always a trustworthy source, anybody can edit it.

When completed, Autovía del Olivar will have two different numberings (which, by the way, are the same numberings of the current road):

A-318 between Estepa and N-432.

A-316 between N-432 and Úbeda.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #180
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Slovakia

city / [email protected] / motorway (D), expressway (R)
Bratislava / 491,061 / D1, D2, D4
Košice / 240,688 / D1, R2, R4
Prešov / 91,638 / D1
Žilina / 81,515 / D1, D3
Banská Bystrica / R1
Nitra / 78,875 / R1
Trnava / 66,219 / R1
Martin / 57,300 / D1, R3
Trenčín / 55,832 / D1
Poprad / 52,791 / D1
Prievidza / 48,866 / 37 km R1, 64 km D1
Zvolen / 43,311 / R1, R2
Považská Bystrica / 41,153 / D1
Michalovce / 39,940 / 55 km R4, D1
Nové Zámky / 39,585 / 35 km R1
Spišská Nová Ves / 37,948 / D1
Humenné / 34,913 / 72 km D1
Levice / 34,649 / 18 km R1
Komárno / 34,478 / 9 km M1(HU) , 65 km R1
Bardejov / 33,625 / 45 km D1
Liptovský Mikuláš / 31,593 / D1
Lučenec / 28,204 / 30 km R2
Ružomberok / 27,551 / D1
Piešťany / 27,998 / D1
Topoľčany / 26,421 / 30 km D1
Dubnica nad Váhom / 24,721 / D1
Čadca / 24,670 / 32 km D1,D3
Rimavská Sobota / 24,268 / 56 km R2
Trebišov / 24,500 / 43 km R4,D1
Partizánske / 23,436 / 48 km D1

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