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Old September 4th, 2017, 04:15 AM   #12321
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Awesome Job! this type of cover with green space is an absolute must for many cities! Great Job Denver!
It seems like a very expensive proposition for such a low density neighborhood.
Looks good though, be nice to extend it on both sides a few more blocks.
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Old September 4th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #12322
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Awesome Pics Sounder Bruce! Keep up the good work!

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Looking through some old unpublished photos makes me really miss the rainy season:


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Old September 4th, 2017, 11:54 AM   #12323
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They are "okay" when no more than four roads lead to the roundabout, traffic circle or rotary and there is moderate traffic at worst. Any more roads and heavy traffic leads to a traffic chaos. I used to like them in certain neighborhoods here in Europe where I now live, where the traffic circle meant the absence of traffic lights and you would enter and exit the circle at ease. In the denser, heavier traffic areas of the city center though they were a nightmare especially with the addition of traffic lights to accomodate the needs of drivers on feeder streets onto the primary arterial roads. On the other hand in many cities where roundabouts appear, they often house a neighborhood square with cafes, shops etc. It really depends on the needs of the area; but by no means can they handle very heavy traffic conditions. IMO.


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yup. Same thing in Canada, they essentially didn't exist until 10 years ago or so. Slowly becoming more common, but its taking time. More and more people are starting to understand them.

The one big issue is that absolutely nobody signals their intention to exit the roundabout, they just leave. its a minor issue as you don't know if the person is exiting where you are entering or not, meaning you are unsure of whether you can enter the roundabout.
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Old September 4th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #12324
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But you shouldn't operate those aps while driving. Set destinations before you start driving.
Absolutely! Use of Cell Phones and Apps of any kind while driving should be prohibited and cracked down on! Why someone has to lose their life due to some dizzy bimbo or bozo calling or making a call depresses the heck out of me. Cell phones have their use as do apps, but they do not belong anywhere near the operator of the world's most dangerous weapon of all time...namely the car.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #12325
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I don't use my phone when I drive. Instead, since I have an SUV from 2003, I put in a new JVC unit with bluetooth and USB connectivity. I have a mount to attach my phone to an air vent. I open Spotify before I get on the road, put it in the mount, and change songs by pushing buttons on the radio unit, because I don't have to take my eyes off the road when driving. Of course if I want to see what I'm playing then I just take a 0.5 second glance. The only time I actually touch the phone is if I'm trying to push the shuffle button or something that doesn't take more than 3 seconds, and I always do this at a light that will be red for a while. Everything else is touchless and handsfree...they installed a microphone in the car, and I can push a button and talk to Siri.

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Old September 7th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #12326
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Video of Interstate 70 approaching St. Louis and the Stan Musial Bridge:

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Old September 8th, 2017, 08:38 PM   #12327
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Hurricane Irma evacuation traffic.

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Old September 8th, 2017, 10:35 PM   #12328
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The Weather Channel's meteorologists were spending an awful lot of time doing traffic yesterday evening. Showing maps like that and pointing out where the backups were, that sort of thing. Haven't seen any today, but I haven't been paying attention much; the TV's just on, muted. I glance at it occasionally....

EDITED TO ADD: "Contraflow" - all traffic on both sides going the same direction (inland in this instance) - begins on I-16 at some point.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 11:54 PM   #12329
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Most of Florida's freeways aren't doing contra-flow because supplies still need to be delivered by southbound vehicles.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weat...172000577.html
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Old September 9th, 2017, 12:09 AM   #12330
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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:14 AM   #12331
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24 lanes on I-610 in Houston. Unlike the exaggerated claims of 20+ lanes on the Katy Freeway, this section actually has 24 freeway lanes.



This imagery is dated August 31, 2017, so it is only just over a week old. All of Houston has gotten this new imagery taken after Hurricane Harvey flooded the region. It shows that water has receded fairly quickly in most of Houston, by 31 August only the west side still had streets and houses under water, especially near the Brazos River and Addicks Reservoir.

At that time, the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) was still under water south of I-10:

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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #12332
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Beautiful Pic...where is this?

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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #12333
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Columbus crossroads project in Ohio (I-670/I-71)

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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #12334
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I-71 / I-670 in Columbus, Ohio: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9755.../data=!3m1!1e3
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Old September 9th, 2017, 04:57 PM   #12335
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24 lanes on I-610 in Houston. Unlike the exaggerated claims of 20+ lanes on the Katy Freeway, this section actually has 24 freeway lanes.

I must correct myself here, the east bridge (lower part of the picture) is not part of the freeway but carries a frontage road over the railroad track.

From east to west (bottom to top);

* 2 frontage road lanes
* 1 lane ramp from freeway to frontage road
* 2 lanes (future 3 lanes) from I-10 to US 290 and I-610
* 6 lanes of I-610 northbound
* 5 lanes of I-610 southbound
* 4 lanes from US 290 / I-610 to I-10
* 2 lanes (future 3 lanes) from HOV lane from US 290 to I-10 and bus terminal
* 1 lane from I-610 to I-10 and bus terminal

Total of 25 lanes, including 23 freeway lanes.

Southbound traffic on the frontage road doesn't have a dedicated bridge, it uses the future 3 lane carriageway that carries the HOV lane from 290 to 10 and bus terminal.

A very complex situation. I think this is the widest freeway in Houston in terms of freeway lanes. The amount of freeway lanes on the Katy Freeway is usually exaggerated to 20-26 lanes. But in reality there are 5 mainline lanes and 2 express lanes in each direction = 14 freeway lanes. That is really not that much considering the traffic counts being way north of 300,000.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 05:05 PM   #12336
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But in reality there are 5 mainline lanes and 2 express lanes in each direction = 12 freeway lanes.
That's 14 freeway lanes
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I-610, Houston

I stiched three Google Earth images together to show I-610 between US 290 and I-10.


Houston I-610 US 290 I-10 interchanges Google Earth by European Roads, on Flickr
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:59 AM   #12338
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Bravo, Chris. Shows you how this stretch is essentially a giant interchange.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #12339
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I stiched three Google Earth images together to show I-610 between US 290 and I-10.


Houston I-610 US 290 I-10 interchanges Google Earth by European Roads, on Flickr
Why does my Google Earth does not show the updated pic. I still see the old pics.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:44 PM   #12340
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