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Old December 8th, 2005, 11:17 PM   #221
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Haha..I think that if anyone proposed a highway like that in Canada, half the country would have an enviromental hernia :S....Canada really doesn't have highways like that...i mean, our No 1 was almost widened to four lanes, but that didn't happen. (I know, Toronto has massive 8 lane monsters, but it's in a city so)
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Old December 8th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #222
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good to make these investments (building highways/freeways) already. As there will be growin traffic for sure.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #223
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Haha..I think that if anyone proposed a highway like that in Canada, half the country would have an enviromental hernia :S....Canada really doesn't have highways like that...i mean, our No 1 was almost widened to four lanes, but that didn't happen. (I know, Toronto has massive 8 lane monsters, but it's in a city so)
Huh?? Ontario and Quebec are connected with numerous large highways like this.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #224
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Well they are brand new so I hope they look better, the US Interstate system was also brand new at one time but things get old. In 50 years China will be faced with the same problems as the US trying to maintain an old system.
China applies totally different road maintenence system from US. all maintenence fee come from car drivers who submit them each year. The roads are indeed like what the pictures show. A friend from Now York kept saying ,"great highway" when we drove a car from Beijing to another city, Shijiazhuang; However, we get used to it.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #225
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Canada doesn't need massive highways because of scarce population. I rarely saw many cars when I drove from Toronto to Halifax through Montreal, Quebec ,but across the US border to Boston, The road is full of trucks and cars either at night or daytime. No wonder, american highways get old quickly.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #226
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中国新高速 look really nice.. but how come there are hardly any cars driving down them in some of the pics? is it because those pics are of highways in the western part of China?

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Old December 9th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #227
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Canada doesn't need massive highways because of scarce population. I rarely saw many cars when I drove from Toronto to Halifax through Montreal, Quebec ,but across the US border to Boston, The road is full of trucks and cars either at night or daytime. No wonder, american highways get old quickly.

Are you sure you drove through Toronto??? It has many larger highways than the ones shown here. Infact it has the busiest in all of North America.

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Toronto to Montreal is basically any combination of this




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Old December 9th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #228
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Looking at theses highways make me dizzy
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Old December 9th, 2005, 10:00 PM   #229
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Haha..I think that if anyone proposed a highway like that in Canada, half the country would have an enviromental hernia :S....Canada really doesn't have highways like that...i mean, our No 1 was almost widened to four lanes, but that didn't happen. (I know, Toronto has massive 8 lane monsters, but it's in a city so)
first off...the only place there is a need for big highways in Canada is in the cities....look at the 400 series highways they are huge. 8 lanes? Try 16 and 12 and 10 for all the 400 highways.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #230
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Are you sure you drove through Toronto??? It has many larger highways than the ones shown here. Infact it has the busiest in all of North America.

Toronto



Toronto to Montreal is basically any combination of this




I am not talking about HWY 401 or DVP. The road from Toronto to Montreal during holiday period is busy like what you showed in pictures, But out of Monteal, heading forward to Quebec, River loupe, Edmunston, Fredericton.... , you won't see many cars in front of or behind you.

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Old December 9th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #231
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They look good, but they are definately not the best highways in the world and thats for sure.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #232
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Old December 13th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #233
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Tibet rocks !
That's like driving on the moon...
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Old December 14th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #234
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That tibet road looks sweet. I'm all about wild rural, mountainous highways. Check out the icefields parkway in Jasper and Banff. One of the worlds best.











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^ Amazing views of Jasper and Banff!
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #237
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oh my god, we've lost our minds
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Old December 15th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #238
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4 lane expressway?? traffic must be really non-existent...

One has to consider the location of these expressways. The freeway from LA to Vegas is also a 4 lane road, why need a 6 or 8 lane road when demand is not there? In urban areas of China freeways are 8 lanes in some areas they even have 10 lanes, did you look at all the photos?
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Old December 15th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #239
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World's longest highway (550km) inside world 2nd largest mobile desert Talimu in Xinjiang. And China is building another longer one (maybe it's already built.)


















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