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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:50 PM   #761
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French highways lookalikes... the tolls and the exitways look just french.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 12:59 PM   #762
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THOSE REALLY DO LOOK LIKE FRENCH HIGHWAYS.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 08:40 PM   #763
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France, beautiful...
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Old October 18th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #764
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ADB aid for western provinces

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to help develop a road network in the western Chinese province of Guangxi, to promote trade through a regional transport system linking the province and nearby Vietnam. The Western Gunagxi Roads Development Project involves the construction of a 177km expressway and upgrading of 1,060km of local and border roads.

It has a US$1.566 billion price tag and will be implemented over five years. ADB will provide a $300 million loan to help fund the project.
"The project will contribute to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Vietnam by developing an integrated road transport network," said Xiaohong Yang, senior financial analyst of ADB's East Asia Department. "Inadequate transport infrastructure and services are major causes for continuing poverty in Guangxi."

West China's Shaanxi Province has also received a $300 million loan from the World Bank to help with a road development project. This has a total cost of $735 million and encompasses construction of an 87km expressway linking the city of Ankang with the town of Maoba. Existing provincial, country and village roads will also be rehabilitated, expanded and upgraded as part of an overall programme ·
Not really Western China, by the way. Shaanxi is more central China, or even Eastern China, since it's only a few hundred kilometers southwest of Beijing.
Guangxi is Southern China.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #765
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Mountain highway on schedule

Construction of a highway on Mount Qomolangma (Mount Everest), the world's tallest peak, will be completed before August 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games, says Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the Tibet autonomous regional government.

The project aims to turn a 110km rough road linking Tingri County of Xigaze Prefecture at the foot of the mountain to the Base Camp into a blacktop highway fenced by undulating guardrails.

On completion, the highway will become the major route for tourists and mountaineers who are crowding onto Mount Qomolangma in ever larger numbers.

"More tourists are flocking into the Qomolangma Base Camp in the recent two years," said Puncog. "Tourists from Europe and America in particular like to have a glimpse of the Mount Qomolangma."
Some of the tourists, he says, had complained the road there was in poor condition and unsafe.

Organisers of the Beijing Olympic Games have revealed ambitious plans for the longest torch relay in Olympic history, a 137,000km, 130-day route, crossing five continents and scaling the world's highest summit, which straddles the border between China and Nepal.
I wonder how high it will go, it might be the highest paved road, the North Base Camp is at 5.180m.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #766
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What's wrong with this thread? I pressed page 35, and it took me back to page 34! Hmm!
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Old October 18th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #767
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What's wrong with this thread? I pressed page 35, and it took me back to page 34! Hmm!
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Old October 18th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #768
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Oh, I didn't even think of the number of posts. It's ok now.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #769
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Old October 27th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #770
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does somebody have the numbers for china for 2007:

cars/resident
km highways/car
km highways/resident?

total km highways at the end of 2007?
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Wikipedia says:

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The total length of China's expressways is about 45,400 km at the end of 2006 [1],[2],[3], the world's second longest only after the United States and roughly equals that in Canada, Germany, and France combined. In last four years, about 4800 km of expressways were added each year on average.
Should be around 50.200 now.

That is 26.332 inhabitants per kilometer expressway

to compare:

Netherlands: 6.938 inhabitants per kilometer autosnelweg
Germany: 6.527 inhabitants per kilometer Autobahn
France: 4.416 inhabitants per kilometer Autoroute & Voie Expresse
Spain: 3.485 inhabitants per kilometer Autopista & Autovía
United States: 3.150 inhabitants per kilometer Freeway/Expressway

However, these figures don't say everything. It doesn't say how many lanes are available, and some countries have huge remote area's, like the US West, but those have to be crossed with interstates, giving the low number of inhabitants per kilometer Freeway.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #772
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does somebody have the numbers for china for 2007:

cars/resident
km highways/car
km highways/resident?

total km highways at the end of 2007?
to 2005,chinese highway reachs 40000KM(source:http://www.lotour.com/snapshot/2006-...ot_38027.shtml or http://www.wlfj.cn/new/article_print.asp?Articleid=3720), if chinese population is 1.3 billion, then 32500KM per capital.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 02:15 AM   #773
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Geez. Just look at those vehicles. I heard a rumor that there 1,000 new vehicles in the streets everyday. They really need to build more subways and railways real fast before its too late.
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Geez. Just look at those vehicles. I heard a rumor that there 1,000 new vehicles in the streets everyday. They really need to build more subways and railways real fast before its too late.
but beijing only has 3 million cars, newyork london has 9 million. the problem is: not like newyork or london(the expensive parking fee in city center?). chinese like driving their cars for everything, go to work, go to cinema, go to lunch. if a chinese has a car, he will never take a bus or subway, he is always driving. lol
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That is so cool!
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^ I have no words for this; incredible!
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but beijing only has 3 million cars, newyork london has 9 million. the problem is: not like newyork or london(the expensive parking fee in city center?). chinese like driving their cars for everything, go to work, go to cinema, go to lunch. if a chinese has a car, he will never take a bus or subway, he is always driving. lol
Hmmm. I can see the pattern. Just like the Americans on 1950s and 1960s, who uses more of their cars for leisure due to mega-constructions of the Interstate Highways. The Chinese will later get sick of doing this lifestyle once megabottlenecks will start to occur on streets and highways and may start to use subways and metros just like the europeans.
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