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Old March 21st, 2006, 03:02 AM   #341
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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:16 AM   #342
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It is funny that sometimes it is much easier for the non-Chinese to accept the change of China but on the contrary overseas Chinese are just hard to accept or even believe.( I mean some of them according to the locationif I am right).
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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:21 AM   #343
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China's highway system looks impresive but they should do something about their terrible drivers.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 05:05 AM   #344
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Even with all the interchanges that are extremely complez there is still gridlocked?

Are the highways controlled-access?
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 06:40 AM   #345
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Awesome roads!

If Texas were a country, it would easily have the world's best roads, hands down, by every meaningful standard (size, capacity, design, and aesthetics)... but China wouldn't be far behind (the bridges are particularly nice). Florida's newest and most recently-rebuilt roads are pretty nice, too... but Florida's oldest roads (and particularly its oldest interchanges) utterly suck.

Freeways in the northeastern US are just plain ugly... stomach-turningly-ugly, in most cases. Even the new and newly-rebuilt ones. Some of the bridges I saw in New York looked like they had chunks literally falling off, bolts missing, four thousand layers of gray paint over rust and corrosion, and lots & lots of duct tape. (OK, I'm kidding about the duct tape. Maybe.)
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 07:02 AM   #346
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Winding-up road in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

Anybody watch Initial D? Let's see Takumi tackle THESE! HAHAHA
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:40 AM   #347
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really awesome and amazing highways.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 06:16 AM   #348
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Winding-up road in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

THIS IS CRAZY!
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Old March 27th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #349
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It is funny that sometimes it is much easier for the non-Chinese to accept the change of China but on the contrary overseas Chinese are just hard to accept or even believe.( I mean some of them according to the locationif I am right).

huh?
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Old March 27th, 2006, 10:13 AM   #350
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It's extremely dangerous highway.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #351
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Winding-up road in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

I want to drive on that road. The place looks beautiful.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 01:16 AM   #352
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shenyang------dandong highway~




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Old March 28th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #353
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Old March 30th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #356
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That looks almost exactly like the Southern Tier Expressway I-86 in New York State.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 03:12 AM   #357
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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...
24 bus convoy? In Beijing? Haven't seen that before, and I spend plenty of time in China. They only bus convoy that size I've seen was during the Hurricane Rita evacuation. What I meant was that Chinese highways should have had wider right-of-ways from when skyscrapers weren't built yet. It only takes 12m to add four lanes. Maybe the situation will improve once U/C underground lines are complete, since rail transit in Beijing currently sucks, and the city is very large for bus coverage. As for Shanghai highways, I have no pity. The city is several times denser than Beijing, and people shouldn't hesitate to take buses.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:10 AM   #358
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Shanghai and Beijing has around the same density.

as for wider intercity highways, certainly they should do that. But think about it from a political and economical point of view. The people doesn't think about future planning, if you build a 6 lane highways and while a 4 lane is more than enough, questions are going to be asked.

You can say future planning, others will say you're showing off.

but nevertheless, I get your point.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 02:03 AM   #359
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Shanghai and Beijing has around the same density.

as for wider intercity highways, certainly they should do that. But think about it from a political and economical point of view. The people doesn't think about future planning, if you build a 6 lane highways and while a 4 lane is more than enough, questions are going to be asked.

You can say future planning, others will say you're showing off.

but nevertheless, I get your point.
If communist administrative fiat can't push through "future planning", then the heavens help us.

Beijing is less dense. You can tell simply by looking. If that doesn't work, try walking a distance.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 03:11 AM   #360
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The roads-in-rock-mountains look like the ones in Need4Speed ahaha
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