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Old March 1st, 2006, 09:56 AM   #321
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I don't want to be stuck in that kind of traffic.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #322
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Yikes!!!

IMO, to avoid a situation(s) like that, China should persuade people to ride trains/mass transit.

Seriously, it looks as if the traffic there is worst than here in Manila and it's a real pain in the @$$ just to wait in minutes due to numerous delays & stuff.

I mean if the Philippines is already the #1 most traffic nation in the world, then what more with the above???

No one wants to spend eight hours just travelling in a car when your journey is 10 km. away.

In the case of China, mass transit/trains should be made as the driving force of their country's transportation (so that there would be lesser cars on the road and lesser pollution too.)
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Old March 5th, 2006, 12:10 PM   #323
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nice freeways, but not too impressive.
Please show us some impressive highways.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 07:03 AM   #324
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holy... that reminds me of rush hour on the 401 in Toronto...

20 lanes of endless gridlock... pretty impressive for the population I must say...

funny how the Beijing traffic always look far worse from the air than on the ground... even if the avg speed is only 13km/h city wide... I guess that's a good thing

I was born in Beijing BTW...

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Old March 7th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #325
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some of those pictures look like race tracks... they look over done...but look good no doubt
wuih....do you see something strange? Where are the cars? these looks like this remind me of driving in need for speed game. Just like a race track.

Do the highways in China look like this?
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Old March 10th, 2006, 07:29 AM   #326
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nice freeways, but not too impressive. China doesn't have as many cars as in the United states, so maybe in a few years or in a decade or so, it will be lot of cars in rural China. American freeways are busy, even in rural areas. I don't see many cars in rural area of China in the pictures. I-90 6 lane freeway over snoquailimie pass in Washington state gets average of 26,000 cars a day, one of the busiest mountain pass in the US.

But Hong Kong has the busiest road system in the world.

AMERICA IS NOT THE BEST !!
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Old March 10th, 2006, 05:03 PM   #327
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been to beijing myself.. and i find their freeways ok.... its nice
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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #328
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is that all the highway in China are constrcuted by China`s companay???
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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #329
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is that all the highway in China are constrcuted by China`s companay???
I believe so.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 01:08 PM   #330
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Xinhua News:
Shaanxi to build more expressways in next 15 years
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Old March 19th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #331
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New highway traversing Taklimakan Desert to be completed
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Old March 19th, 2006, 06:58 PM   #332
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China highway pictures

my favorite pictues, don't know if some have been posted before.

Beijing 5th and 6th Ring road highway








highway near the Great Wall

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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #333
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Highway in Shanxi Taihang mountains






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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #334
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Runyang highway bridge




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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:21 PM   #335
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Xiyagou, Shanxi
It's definitely not highway, but must be a very interesting experience to ride on!

Driving in the mountains





An exciting ride





Finally see a car


Look at the holes on the cliff, roads inside!


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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #336
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They dont have cars in China? the roads are completely empty.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #337
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They dont have cars in China? the roads are completely empty.
Most highway pictures were taken when those roads were just completed. You can see all those expressways are pretty new. Expressways only started being built in China 10 years ago. That explains why they are empty. Actually some of inter-city highways are so crowded now that people have to choose alternate tranportation methods.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #338
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Intercity driving is very expensive in China relative to other forms of transport; in the city, congestion often makes rail a faster alternative when available.

What amazes me is how China does not have any high-capacity motorways in urban areas. The widest I have seen is only 8 lanes, 4 on each side. Do they design these roads knowing well they will be dysfunctional within 15 years as car ownership grows?

It's a pity. In the States they are building 18-lane behemoths.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #339
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Intercity driving is very expensive in China relative to other forms of transport; in the city, congestion often makes rail a faster alternative when available.

What amazes me is how China does not have any high-capacity motorways in urban areas. The widest I have seen is only 8 lanes, 4 on each side. Do they design these roads knowing well they will be dysfunctional within 15 years as car ownership grows?

It's a pity. In the States they are building 18-lane behemoths.
well, would the US still be building that if building 1 km of an additional lane would mean the relocation of 10,000 people? I don't see them building 18 lane highways in downtown LA.

The Chinese government would love to build wider roads, makes the traffic run faster and the officals look better, but where are they gonna put the people?

Also remember that that word public transportation in China is not the same as public transportation in the US. Bus routes in beijing runs from 1 to 979 (highest I've seen), and they are dirt cheap even by Chinese standards. I bet you've never seen a 24 bus convoy before...
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Old March 21st, 2006, 02:01 AM   #340
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Winding-up road in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

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