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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #441
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So they don't desrtroy the delicate ecosystem of that river. (It's where the Giant Pandas live... you don't want them to go extinct now do you?!)
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Old June 29th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #442
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i know that almost no one will be able to answer the question, but why the hell didnt they just build a short tunnel instead of that loop?
A tunnel over there would have been quite short.....



Maybe it has something to do with fengshui.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #443
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great pics. nice freeways.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #444
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Pics are scary. Even though china is developing it is still communist and in 5 more years India will be Number 1 economy in the World. Now it is in the fourth. India is a democray!!
I really donot think so. I feel that china and other EU democratic countries doesnot have any difference in the economic area and china's economic growth is .
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Old July 5th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #445
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impresive, just keep building it..! i love watching those empty highways, gimme more!!
hi man look at this http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=370024

somebody explained before that most of the pics were made before those highways open.
it is good to see people show something to us. what I always do is if I like this thread I will enjoy it. if I donot so I will leave it. we have to respect peoples hard working.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 02:39 AM   #446
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OFFICIAL:Chinese Freeways!★Diversity at its BEST!★[中国高速主帖]
I am confused. why did you post two threads regard the some topic.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #447
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More more more!
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Old July 6th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #448
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I imagine in a few years they will regret all the landscaping that was done, no way they will be able to keep that groomed.
I wouldn't underestimate how cheap they can find labor.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:36 PM   #449
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Chinese drivers scare me!
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Old July 13th, 2006, 02:13 AM   #450
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awesome highways with no traffic jams. I wonder if China builds their impressive highways first and then buy cars later.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #451
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These are really good looking roads, new and very good looking, but too bad almost nobody uses it. But when industry and business moves more inland, like towards the western areas thses high ways are going to become very congested, 2-3 lanes will not be able to support such a huge traffic load, and china will then have to make changes to these roads which will take as much money as building them, casuing huge money problems.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #452
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i know that almost no one will be able to answer the question, but why the hell didnt they just build a short tunnel instead of that loop?
A tunnel over there would have been quite short.....




The Chinese have too much money to spend and they love driving.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:05 AM   #453
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nice pics but certianly nothing that blew me away

il stick to my North American highways as the "worlds most impressive"

and you would of thought that a country like china would have more than 2-3 lanes.........

ONTARIO has 6 + lane highways............ontario!


Did you even look at all the pictures? Theres freeways more than 2-3 lanes you know:
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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #454
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The impressive thing is the utter lack of traffic.
Its actually a good thing, an automobile dependent society like the states isn't a good thing. I sit through an hour traffic each day to get to and from work. Most of the freeway pics you see are new therefore the lack of traffic is understandable and the car ownership rate isn't as high as those of USA. Also these are rural freeways, would you expect a freeway from LA to Las Vegas to be crowded during regular days? Of course not.

heres your traffic pics:



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Old July 13th, 2006, 05:26 PM   #455
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Roads are built to boost local economy. When the economy is boosted, these roads will see more vehicles on them. It should NOT be the other way round, like you have more cars and then need to build more roads, because if towns and cities are less well connected, people have less chances to make money therefore less money to afford cars, and therefore no need to build roads, so you end up in a deadlock.
Also, China plans ahead, because the trend is more and more people are starting buying cars. E.g. in Beijing itself (15m residents) number of new cars registered PER DAY is around 1000. So you see how fast these roads are going to be filled up.
In China, a famous says is: if you want to be rich, you have to first build roads.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 12:17 PM   #456
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when you look at the population density in the states and in china, theres no way, that china will be a automobile society like the USA. You would have to pave have of china with concrete. Imagine, in the US you have statistically about 1 car per citizen, so you would have to create roadspace(and parking space) for 1.4 bln cars on the long run......
You would have to make 20 lanes each direction heading into the big cities like shanghai or Chongquing.... that would never work.

IMO china will stay devided---into a small amount of people who will be able to afford and drive a car and a huge amount of people who will stay with the public transport...
Its good that china invests so much into the construction of bullet trains and so on, but to prevent the country from an entire traffic collapse, railways(and maglevs) will be the only solution....
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Old July 24th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #457
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Shanghai Suburb

Shanghai Suburb

pics by Hidden Dragon:

http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=200134
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Old August 5th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #458
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Great and impressive thread !
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:05 AM   #459
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great thread, i read all these pics and comments for 1.5 hours.
continue. buying a car is more popular in china, as the car price sinking down, more and more family can aford a car.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #460
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The answer is very simple:

No, it doesn't.
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