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Old October 4th, 2015, 05:34 AM   #10841
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Your avatar and username look familiar. Are you on another forum?
Several forums, including AARoads and the Canadian Public Transit Discussion Board (CPTDB).
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Old October 4th, 2015, 08:16 AM   #10842
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The express lanes have done nothing to improve traffic, they actually made traffic worse! This photo must of been one of those lucky moments when traffic wasn't backed up. Maybe they took it before the express lanes opened although the toll lanes are still pretty empty. Traffic on the I-405 and I-5 has been terrible since they opened. People are avoiding the toll lanes and many are avoiding the 405 all together. My commute has increased 15-20 minutes on average since they opened (I drive on I-5). Thats also factoring in I've found shortcuts through residential neighborhoods so the commute time would have been even longer. I'm not a fan nor are many people around here.
It honestly depends on what you value more: money or time.

I've seen the HOT lanes personally and they are pretty empty, and they are only costing 75 cents so far. But they are empty because people still don't understand the system. I think as more people weigh the options, more will take the HOT lane and consequently the rates will increase. Tolls up to almost $4 each way at peak on the 520 bridge (almost $6 without a pass) doesn't seem to keep that highway empty.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #10843
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Standard diamond interchange to DDI in Gwinnett County, GA (near Atlanta).

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Old October 4th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #10844
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Please post two pics instead of a gif that switches back and forth so fast that nothing can be usefully seen.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #10845
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It's here. I presume you know how Google Earth works to find the older footage?
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Old October 5th, 2015, 12:22 AM   #10846
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It's here. I presume you know how Google Earth works to find the older footage?
Not all of us have the computer/web power to use such programs. Or the skills to manipulate them even if we did.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #10847
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If your lapto /pc can't handle Google Earth then I think you have serious problems with your laptop/pc
Skills to manipulate them? All you do is click a button...
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Old October 5th, 2015, 02:10 AM   #10848
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If your lapto /pc can't handle Google Earth then I think you have serious problems with your laptop/pc
Skills to manipulate them? All you do is click a button...
And what about a tablet? In an area with poor internet?
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Old October 5th, 2015, 02:11 AM   #10849
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Then you'd not even know what's going on cause you couldn't get the gif loaded.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #10850
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It loads, but it slows down my net.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #10851
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Just came back from another North American Trip when I have driven over 4500km across western Canada and USA

First two short movies from quite spectaacular Eastern Washington State

I-82 north of Yakima, speed x2:


I-90 eastbound coming to Wild Horse Monument on Columbia River, speed x3


I'm quite new to creating videos like this. What is a good speed of showing them? Real speed? x2? x3?
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Old October 5th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #10852
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I-405 in Los Angeles metro area

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Old October 6th, 2015, 04:21 PM   #10853
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Old October 7th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #10855
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^ An interesting video, but technically The Alaskan Way Viaduct is not an Interstate.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 03:36 AM   #10856
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The reconstructed I-635 through Dallas.

This freeway turns underpasses into tunnels !
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Old October 8th, 2015, 04:10 AM   #10857
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Seems overly complicated.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 09:38 AM   #10858
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Seems overly complicated.
in what way?
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #10859
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I'm thinking a large (three lane) round-about could avoid some of the overpasses.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:54 PM   #10860
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That's an intersection with another major freeway(the Dallas North Tollway).

It's quite undersized for what it is. It may look like a conventional overpass but its not.
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