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Old October 30th, 2014, 04:19 AM   #10061
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Old October 30th, 2014, 12:20 PM   #10062
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Old October 30th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #10063
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Old October 31st, 2014, 03:33 AM   #10064
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Is it possible to walk over both sides of the George Washington bridge, or is one of them for bikes only?
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:29 AM   #10065
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So Europe with its prevalent 80 mph speed limits should have much unsafer freeways than in the United States, but the opposite seems to be true.
If Im not mistaken there are less cars on the freeways in Europe compared to the US. I remember in the autobahn in Germany there were hardly any cars on it.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 07:37 AM   #10066
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Is it possible to walk over both sides of the George Washington bridge, or is one of them for bikes only?
Supposedly there are pedestrian walkways on both sides of the George Washington Bridge.

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Old October 31st, 2014, 08:57 AM   #10067
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If Im not mistaken there are less cars on the freeways in Europe compared to the US. I remember in the autobahn in Germany there were hardly any cars on it.
"The autobahn"? Which one, and where exactly? What was the time of day, and did you pass it on a workday, the weekend, or a holiday?

What part of the US are you comparing that particular stretch of the Autobahn to? Rural Wyoming? The Katy Freeway in Houston?
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Old October 31st, 2014, 10:41 AM   #10068
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If Im not mistaken there are less cars on the freeways in Europe compared to the US. I remember in the autobahn in Germany there were hardly any cars on it.
on what freeway in the US? I have driven from Denver to Albuquerque on I-25 (75 mph limit) and there were barely any cars south of Colorado Springs.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 01:43 PM   #10069
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If Im not mistaken there are less cars on the freeways in Europe compared to the US. I remember in the autobahn in Germany there were hardly any cars on it.
Germany is the worst example you could pick.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:52 PM   #10070
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I'm waiting for Chris to show up with statistics....

I'd guess "Spring Valley Clark Cty" means Clark County, Nevada - the county Las Vegas is in.
So for purposes of comparison, Germany has 30 times Nevada's population in a land area that's about 1.25 times Nevada's. (Now, an awful lot of Nevada's population is in fact concentrated in Clark County, it's true....) Even if I knew nothing more than that, I'd expect Germany's roads to be far, far more crowded than Nevada's.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 03:23 PM   #10071
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Europe is like US, there are major highways nonetheless congested every day, and quiet highways with less than 10.000 vehicles/day (in some cases, far less).
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Old October 31st, 2014, 03:45 PM   #10072
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Of course.

What I should have said was "Even if I knew nothing more than that, I'd expect Germany's roads to be on average far, far more crowded than Nevada's."
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:36 PM   #10073
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germany has much higher transit modal shares, but yes, its not like highways in the US are on average any busier than european highways.


There are a lot of higher speed highways in the US now anyway, most states are up to 75mph now from what I can tell, especially in the south. its the northern states with the older, more substandard interstates that have the lower limit. raising speed limits has been proven time and time again to have little to no effect on accident rates, and the average speed the road travels almost never changes more than by 1 or 2mph (e.g. limit is raised from 65 to 75, average speed goes from 71 to 72mph). Raising speed limits often does nothing but make legal something that everyone is doing already.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:57 PM   #10074
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:58 PM   #10075
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A state somewhat larger than Germany and with 1/80th Germany's population. Look at that traffic! ;-)
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Old October 31st, 2014, 05:00 PM   #10076
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germany has much higher transit modal shares
The modal share of transit in Europe is wildly exaggerated in public perception 'across the pond'.

Passenger travel by car:

* United States: 88.6%
* Germany: 85.1%
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Old November 1st, 2014, 05:03 AM   #10077
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I-90 trucking through central Montana
Beautiful.

Some people might call this kind of trip boring, but personally I think it's a great way to reflect on life.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 06:24 AM   #10078
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especially since you're probably driving like 125-140 MPH at the time too The ticket price is basically worth it
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Old November 1st, 2014, 10:34 AM   #10079
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speeding tickets in Montana are/were $20.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 11:24 AM   #10080
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speeding tickets in Montana are/were $20.
Does that even pay for gas? That's like nothing.
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