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Old March 19th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #41
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True, but we can safely say there are no motorways officially in Iceland (by Icelandic standards).
I think we can safely say that Iceland does have motorway grade roads though.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #42
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Yes, but does it have a motorway?
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #43
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In the practical sense yes.
In the bureaucratic sense no
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #44
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The lack of a universal standard for 'motorway' is a problem. It results in some countries having roads that are nearly motorway but not defined as such (e.g. Iceland, the UK) and other countries having roads that are not good enough to be motorway but are still legally defined as such anyway (e.g. Brazil, Latvia).

Generally, in the Western world, there is a universal description, but it is difficult to categorise roads in developing countries.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #45
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Generally, in the Western world, there is a universal description, but it is difficult to categorise roads in developing countries.
Even in the developed world there are many roads that are up to motorway standards but are not categorized as such. For example are many German "Autobahnähnliche Straßen" (motorway-like roads) and French Voie Expresse which can be categorized as motorways in other countries. The same goes for many Czech, Austrian and Polish expressways, which allow 120 or 130 km/h.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #46
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I don't think Latvia has any motorway.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #47
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None of motorway-like roads are classified as motorways in Latvia.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #48
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The newer dual carriageways in Estonia (which we call I class roads) would be classified as motorways in many countries but over here they're not. The stupid thing is that we also have separate standards and even traffic rules for motorways but the required AADT is higher than we'll probably ever achieve on any rural road.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #49
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^ Also you have a motorway sign which isn't used on Estonian roads and is included in road rule book. Latvia has something similar but with an expressway sign.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #50
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Bhutan does not have any, thats for sure.
Surprisingly, it does:

https://maps.google.com/?ll=27.44384...32093&t=h&z=14

The orange road on the map above, labeled Babesa - Thimphu Expressway has access controlled interchanges. It is the 2nd highest expressway in the Himalayas after the Lhasa - Airport Expressway.

Nepal however seems to lack motorways, and to my knowledge also Bangladesh.

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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #51
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I think that countries like Iceland, Estonia and Latvia shouldn't be included. Doesn't matter if they don't have a special designation of motorway in their laws but if they actually have roads that are divideed, at least 2x2 and grade-separated. And they have some.
Other such Montenegro, Andorra, San Marino, ect... don't have any.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #52
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I don't think Macau has any motorway at all (given the size of that country/territory).

And for completely obvious reasons, Vactican City does not have one (no-brainer)
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Old March 20th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #53
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Once the HK-Macau road link is completed, Macau's small streets may be flooded with traffic. I would imagine they will build some new infrastructure to account for this. They could also do with better integration into the mainland motorway system.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #54
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Once the HK-Macau road link is completed, Macau's small streets may be flooded with traffic. I would imagine they will build some new infrastructure to account for this. They could also do with better integration into the mainland motorway system.
Yeah.

Still, I think only an extremely limited number of private vehicles will be able to use the new HK<->Macau road link. Most will be for tourist and shuttle buses and perhaps some rental cars and taxis. It will decongest the existing water transport routes (i.e. mostly dominated by ferry company TurboJET).

We'll see.

Either way, given the urban layout of Macau, I can't imagine how they can expand the road network even further.

With that said, Macau is building a medium capacity rail transit line to hopefully decongest the vehicular traffic in a number of areas.

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Old March 23rd, 2013, 03:11 AM   #55
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Monaco and Andorra.

However Belarus has motorways.

Maybe Iceland hasn't.


It matter of opinion.

Andorra has a small stretch near the southern border with a dual carriageway 2x2, limited to 80 and some roundabouts.

Is is accepted as highway?

(the almost whole road network is limited to 50, not because signals... but just because mountains)


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Old March 23rd, 2013, 05:41 AM   #56
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Is is accepted as highway?
Oh, c'mon.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 01:15 PM   #57
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Is is accepted as highway?
It's an highway but not a motorway/expressway/freeway. Highway just means main road and it could be even 1+1.
This thread isn't about highways but motorways/expressways/freeways, that must have at least 2 lanes for each direction, a median and not have at-grade junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights and private driveways.
So, there are no motorways/expressways/freeways in Andorra.
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Montenegro has a motorway under construction since last year between Podgorica and the Kosovo border. It will be its first.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 09:15 PM   #59
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Montenegro has a motorway under construction since last year between Podgorica and the Kosovo border. It will be its first.
You have wrong info.Only motorway under construction is between Podgorica and Kolasin.Here is map.
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Old January 11th, 2016, 09:44 PM   #60
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This map is 8-10 years outdated. Some motorways such as Slovenian A2 and A5 and Croatia A9 have been completed since long.
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