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Old May 16th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #2221
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@ Chris: I go down that interchange almost every day!

It's a shame that we were not ever able to use that entire monster interchange because Route 9 north of I-84 (which was originally supposed to be the I-291 beltway) was canceled.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #2222
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No, it is well known. Its NBA team, the Spurs, have won 4 championships over the past decade, and the Alamo is located in the center city, which was the site of a famous battle in the war for Texan independence.
I'd imagine that South Americans and Europeans are very familar with the Spurs and the great international talent they have.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #2223
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In your Dreams Gov. Corzine wants to close 8 state Parks and sell the states major tollways to Major Coporate owners to close the budget gap. I don't he'll ive want to think on spending between 1 to 9 billion on a bridge-tunnel between Delaware & Southern New Jersey.
So basically New Jersey's Gov't is broke and indebt'd to the unions(among other organized groups)?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #2224
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I have to agree that most Texas freeways are ugly, because of their massiveness. However, they seems better maintained than the Californian ones.
I actually like frontage roads. Allows for one to count as many chain stores and restaurants you can see. It's a game really, and one that shows the kind of retail/service industry capitalism that's alive and well in the Lonestar State.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #2225
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This is what i call a "Texan Traffic Jam"
Even with the freeways that Houston has, it was still a mess trying to evacuate from that Hurricane Rita(which didn't even end up hitting Houston).
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #2226
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^That pic is not in Washington. It's Arizona(look at the state shield on the green sign in the background).
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Old May 18th, 2008, 06:25 AM   #2227
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I think Dallas has a way better freeway network than Houston...
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Old May 18th, 2008, 06:30 AM   #2228
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Netherlands:

Diesel: $ 1.86/liter -> $ 7 gallon
Gas: $ 2.4/liter -> $ 9.1/gallon

You guys still have a long way to go

And nobody in the Netherlands is driving slower or less to compensate for high fuel prices.
But you guys don't have to drive long distances do you???
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Old May 18th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #2229
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Even with the freeways that Houston has, it was still a mess trying to evacuate from that Hurricane Rita(which didn't even end up hitting Houston).
It's impossible to evacuate 2.5 million people in a few hours on a handful of freeways. If you do that in like 5 hours, you need 225 outbound lanes.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #2230
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How will we ever evacuate the Randstad when the dikes are breaking or a tsunami is coming?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #2231
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We don't, everybody drowns.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #2232
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Ok, but what happens if for whatever reason the whole Randstad has to be evacuated? All routes going east (A4-A10/A9-A1, A15 and the A20/A12-A12) would be completely stuck. This would take weeks.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #2233
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I think 7 motorways can be considered outbound from the Randstad to safer areas. All of these have 2x2 lanes at crucial points, and even with all lanes outbound, it would take 60 hours to evacuate all vehicles. So if an immediate major life threatening disaster happens, you're screwed if you live in the Randstad.
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However, i think Long Island is screwed too when an evacuation is necessary. And what about New York, Baltimore, Washington, Miami, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston, Bay Area etc.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #2235
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Let's try again
I love this American Signs. I don't understand why people complain about signs in US. I never had problems with navigation. I can't say the same about France for example.




This is bridge in Charleston SC


Blue Ridge Parkway


Amish Country Highways


Somewhere, perfect surface

Fuel easy to find, food as well.

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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #2236
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However, i think Long Island is screwed too when an evacuation is necessary. And what about New York, Baltimore, Washington, Miami, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Houston, Bay Area etc.
I think that Long Island is the most screwed, the only way is to get through the congestion of New York City. They are like on a cul-de-sac. This is why they should have built a bridge to Connecticut when they could, now it's too expensive.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #2237
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US signage is pretty clear if you understand the system, especially the cardinal directions. We don't have that in Europe, because our highway system is far less of a grid, so people always complain about the bad signage in the US.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #2238
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But you guys don't have to drive long distances do you???
We feel so much better after this statement. I don't think a Texan drives to New York every day.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #2239
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Well, the US has large rural area's, so distances are generally longer. In the Netherlands, 60 miles is seen as a long distance for instance. If i say to someone i drive 200 miles in one day, they tell me i'm crazy. Most Europeans only drive long distances twice a year; back and forth to their holiday.
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I know, but still, that doesn't make me feel any better about fuel prices. You can make tens of thousands of miles over your small country, which actually is the case. I empty my tank in a couple of weeks.
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