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Old November 23rd, 2010, 04:33 AM   #6221
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Chiacago at night


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Old November 23rd, 2010, 04:55 AM   #6222
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Chiacago at night


this is a very nice video I liked the lighting system in Chicago freeways, here in Dallas the freeways are very dark and there are few lights on the highway sides.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 06:00 AM   #6223
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Philadelphia probably has the worst freeway system of any million+ city in the United States.
Worse than New York?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 02:53 PM   #6224
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I'm curious, do we have any civil engineers in this thread?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 06:25 PM   #6225
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Philadelphia probably has the worst freeway system of any million+ city in the United States.
Worst by what measurement?

(Actually, I find it irritating that there's no good route into Washington - a city I like a great deal, so I'm not picking on it - from the north, but Washington's well under a million, within city limits.)

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Old November 23rd, 2010, 06:32 PM   #6226
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Interstate 76 entering Philadelphia:
There's my exit.
Although the South Street bridge just reopened (not sure that's the right verb - they actually tore it down and rebuilt it) and that exit's closer to my neighborhood.
(The South Street bridge and the exit for it would be in the middle of this map, if the map were up to date....)
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...,0.013711&z=16
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:34 PM   #6227
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New section of interstate open

A 10 km or so long section of I-74 in the High Point, NC area opened on Monday, 2010-11-22.

https://apps.dot.state.nc.us/pio/rel...ls.aspx?r=4268

Also,

http://www.myfox8.com/wghp-story-311...,6755613.story

The remainder of I-74 southeastward to I-73 is expected to be completed in late 2012.



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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:50 PM   #6228
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Well, the extent of a freeway system isn't the biggest factor, it's how it relates to the extent of the population. For example, the Los Angeles freeway system appears to be very large, but relative to population it doesn't rank much better than New York City.

There was a list about freeway lane mileage relative to population. I believe Kansas City had the best, and some metro areas along I-75 in Florida (I believe the Cape Coral area) had the worst.
searching a bit iv'e found this one:
http://www.publicpurpose.com/hwy-tti99ratio.htm

but it's an 11 years old survey by now...
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:01 PM   #6229
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this is a very nice video I liked the lighting system in Chicago freeways, here in Dallas the freeways are very dark and there are few lights on the highway sides.
The whole City of Chicago is lit up like the Sun at night - I know of no other city anywhere with more and brighter streetlights. They could turn half of them off and it would still be by far the brightest city anywhere at night.



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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:13 PM   #6230
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searching a bit iv'e found this one:
http://www.publicpurpose.com/hwy-tti99ratio.htm

but it's an 11 years old survey by now...
I updated that list in 2009 using the same statistical method with updated data:

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freeway lane miles by Chriszwolle, on Flickr
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:31 PM   #6231
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thanks man.

it's very strange how Hartford makes the top 20 and Albany even the top 5 (!) despite all those cancelled freeways and stub ramps that pops up everywhere in their network...
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:39 PM   #6232
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That list is based on the TTI statistics, which do not necessarily reflect MSA or CSA equivalents.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:53 PM   #6233
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understood.
anyway i probably put my statement with the wrong words, i think that "surprising" make more sense than "strange"
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:53 PM   #6234
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The whole City of Chicago is lit up like the Sun at night - I know of no other city anywhere with more and brighter streetlights. They could turn half of them off and it would still be by far the brightest city anywhere at night.



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this is one of the photos that I could never forget
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Old November 24th, 2010, 05:52 AM   #6235
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I updated that list in 2009 using the same statistical method with updated data:

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freeway lane miles by Chriszwolle, on Flickr
I am sure Phoenix, and Dallas are way higher than that.
I don't think Boston has more freeway lanes that Phoenix, in the last four years Phoenix have extended almos all the freeways here
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #6236
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Of course Florida ranks lower include my horrible metro.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #6237
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Surprising when you consider how many toll roads there are in Florida.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #6238
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slqIvmjZdis
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Old November 29th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #6239
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A great tour of one of the most impressive interchanges in the United States; the stack between I-10 and Beltway 8 in Houston, Texas.

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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #6240
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Groundbeaking on another section of I-69 in Indiana.

Dirt officially turned for I-69 section in Greene County



http://gcdailyworld.com/story/1678269.html

Map of area I-69 will travel east-west through the area north of IN-58 across US 231 before turning southwesternly to parrell IN-57 to Evansville


http://goo.gl/maps/f776
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