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Old December 30th, 2006, 06:46 AM   #601
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China expressways reach 45,400km by the end of 2006

http://www.china-highway.com/bencand...fid=2&id=11899
2006-12-30 09:04:18


With this week's opening of Canghuang (Cangzhou-Huanghua expressway) and Hanghui (Hangzhou-Huangshan) expressway, China's total expressway length has reached 45,400KM.

In 2006, China built 340,000km new road, of which 4,460km are expressways. China plans to build more than 5000km expressways in 2007.




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Old January 2nd, 2007, 09:44 AM   #602
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China to expand expressway network by 2010

BEIJING, Dec 30, 2006 (AFP) - China plans to expand its national expressway network by more than 50 percent by the year 2010, adding new highways as long as all those in Canada and Germany combined, state media said Saturday.

China plans to add 24,000 new kilometers (15,000 miles) of new expressways to its current 45,400-kilometer network by 2010, the China Daily newspaper reported, quoting Communications Minister Li Shenglin.

China currently has the second-longest road network in the world behind the United States, which boasted a total of 90,000 kilometers in 2005, the paper said.

China will gain ground by 2020, however, with an expressway network expected to stretch 85,000 kilometers, it added.

China has been investing heavily in new transport infrastructure to handle increasing demand as its booming economy leads to rising car ownership and domestic travel.

About 260,000 kilometers of roads have recently been built or upgraded in rural areas, dramatically improving local transport for 30 million people living in 30,000 villages, it said.

China now has 3.48 million kilometers of roads.

In 2006, 8,711 bus stations were added in rural areas, offering millions of residents in about 20,000 villages the chance to ride a public bus for the first time, the paper said.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #603
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这些真是很不错, 我一下子把这28页全看了, 呵呵, 顶!!
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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #604
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这些真是很不错, 我一下子把这28页全看了, 呵呵, 顶!!
牛人,看你ID还看不出是中国人,下次多找点好图发发,宁缺勿滥啊,越精越好。还是说英文吧,老外要反感的。哈哈。
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Old January 8th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #605
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呵呵, Ok.

Wikipedia:

Airport expressway: (rather old expressway, one of the oldest in China)

Tolling station:



Chinese sites loading really slowly, so Wikipedia is all I can do... I'll have better pics soon. :P
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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #606
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china's highways look alike what malaysia has...pretty same..but of course...the surrounding sceneries are different.very very very nice......
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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #607
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Although the high ways are very new and clean they don't get much traffic which is good for now, but if cities keep growing and the traffic between them increases then they will need to expand the high ways which are only 2-3 lanes in most places, which will be a major headache for planners.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #608
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Although the high ways are very new and clean they don't get much traffic which is good for now, but if cities keep growing and the traffic between them increases then they will need to expand the high ways which are only 2-3 lanes in most places, which will be a major headache for planners.
very true. Many inter-city expressways have to be expanded even now.

Take example of Beijing-Tianjin highway, the 4-lane expressway are being expanded to 8 lanes; and a 2nd Beijing-Tianjin expressway (8 lane) will be finished before 2008; a 3rd Beijing-Tianjin expressway (8 lane) will be finished by 2010.

Shanghai-Hangzhou, Guangzhou-Shenzhen expressways repeat the same story. The govt. and investors should have a more ambitious plan for all eastern China highways.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #609
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Japanese freeway look better.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #610
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Japanese freeway look better.
not really.or maybe your statement is political....
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Old January 13th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #611
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Well, I think highways are highways...I mean, your pics are for sure very impressive , but can we say "beautiful"? Should they be said to be "good looking", I think this highway bridge does good (in Southern France, with 340m for the highest pillar, it is the highest bridge in the world):


This one in the French Alps isn't bad either:


For urban roads, here is the Ring of Paris (which is going to be all underground soon):


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Old January 14th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #612
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they aren't impressive but confusive and very clean
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Old January 15th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #613
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chinese freeways are not very impressive.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #614
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Zhongnanshan expressway tunnel opens today

Zhongnanshan expressway tunnel, with 18.02km long, completes and opens on Jan 20, 2007.

It's one of the key projects of the national Baotou-Maoming expressway (3130km, opening 2010). With the new tunnel, the travel time from Xi'an to Zhashui is shortened from 3 hours to 40 minutes.

The colorful lights and plants can keep the drivers from getting bored and depressed by the long tunnel. Here are some pics.








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Old January 20th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #615
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interesting colour scheme they got going there...and so many tv screens and people monitoring for one tunnel!!

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Old January 20th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #616
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That would make the drivers less sleepy when driving!
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Old January 20th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #617
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Like this one while the other pics from hzkiller are mediocre.
This is near Chongqing,either Yu-Wan highway or Yu-He highway.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #618
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That would make the drivers less sleepy when driving!
or it will have a reverse affect and give the drivers seizures
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Old February 4th, 2007, 05:05 AM   #619
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1) United States 75.009km
2) China 34.288km (growing over 4500km each year)
3) Canada 17.000km (seems kind of unlikely to me)
4) Spain 13.156km
5) Germany 12.200km
6) Brazil 11.000km
7) France 11.000km
8) Japan 6.946km
9) Italy 6.621km
10) Mexico 6.144km (growing fast)
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Old February 4th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #620
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1) United States 75.009km
2) China 34.288km (growing over 4500km each year)
3) Canada 17.000km (seems kind of unlikely to me)
4) Spain 13.156km
5) Germany 12.200km
6) Brazil 11.000km
7) France 11.000km
8) Japan 6.946km
9) Italy 6.621km
10) Mexico 6.144km (growing fast)
Chinese expressway length is 45,400km by the end of 2006 and will cross 50k km mark by the end of this year.
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