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Old May 17th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #261
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^ Yeah, I know, but I still think we should focus on at least 4-lane freeways/motorways/blah blah blah...
me too because you cant compare driving on a two lame road with driving on a real motorway, there are worlds between them.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #262
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Ahh, but how much freight, particularly oil, is shipped by that route? This has a cumulative benefit for the entire nation. I'm not sure you could say the same about the Big Dig.
Yeah but the economy of Boston is important too. Traffic jams costs loads of money.

In my small country, traffic jams costs the society annually 3.4 billion dollars.

Count that for several years, and you've spend the same amount of money on nothing, whil you could build something like the big dig or something like that.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #263
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Old May 17th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #264
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North America (USA and Canada) is a car-centered continent so it's a given that they are KING of highways/freeways/motorways/expressways (to make up for their lack of rail transit).

Not even the Autobahn or any road in Europe can beat them in that area. :P
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Old May 18th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #265
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Yet the car centred countries of North America have such shit slow speed limits on their freeways while a lot of European autobahns are non restricted, shame really cos I'd love to blast thru some of those elevated freeways at 150+ with my knee inches from the deck without the risk of smokey busting my ass!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:56 PM   #266
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Only in Germany mate. Everywhere else they'll bust ya.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #267
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The Busiest Interchange in the city of Utrecht the center of the Netherlands.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #268
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They are some major intersections. Are there similar intersections in built up areas of Europe. I do not remember seeing any but I am sure there would need to be.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #269
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They are some major intersections. Are there similar intersections in built up areas of Europe. I do not remember seeing any but I am sure there would need to be.
Oh yea there are. Just go to Google Maps and zoom in on some of the larger European cities. In the areas immediately surrounding their 'old town' zones, there will be many very complex road junctions. Some places that I know of for that include Paris (especially along the Periferique(sp?)), central Berlin (along the A-100), The Rhine-Ruhr metroplex, Barcelona, Madrid and along the French and Italian Riviera (some of these are mind-blowing in their locations and complexity).

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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #270
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Yet the car centred countries of North America have such shit slow speed limits on their freeways while a lot of European autobahns are non restricted, shame really cos I'd love to blast thru some of those elevated freeways at 150+ with my knee inches from the deck without the risk of smokey busting my ass!
Interestingly, it is not at all unusual for traffic to flow along at speeds well above the posted limits in much of the USA. Some of the most absurdly slow speed limits that I have seen, when compared with clear traffic flow, are on the expressways in Chicagoland. Many are posted at about 80 km/h (the signs say "50 mph"), but when traffic is flowing unimpeded EVERYONE will fly along at 130-140 km/h, if not faster (1.5 x the posted limit or faster).

The problem here is that many state legislators are all in knots at the thought of even a slight (10 km/h) increase in posted limits, even when traffic is flowing much faster - "it will be too dangerous and hurt our children and be the end of civilization and...".



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Old May 19th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #271
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Do they still follow the 85% rule?
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Do they still follow the 85% rule?
Sadly, few do.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #273
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While certainly not the largest interchange in the world, it is still quite a large interchange. It is of the 403, QEW and 427 in Ontario

http://www.onthighways.com/QEW_image...99-5_TB_lg.jpg

http://www.onthighways.com/QEW_images/QEW_ar_2_lg.jpg
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Thats actually of the 403, 407, QEW in Burlington
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Old May 20th, 2007, 05:22 AM   #275
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Thats actually of the 403, 407, QEW in Burlington
Oops, typo, I took the photos, I guess I should know the location
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Old May 20th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #276
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In terms of speeds in Canada there is a HUGE difference.
Vancouverites drive so SLOW and actually often drive lower than the speed limit of 100km/hr.
In Tor/Mon where the speed limit is the same people really drive fast. Basically many drive as fast as their car will go.
In all of Ont/Que/Alb rural freeways travelling speeds are very fast but even on rural freeways in BC they still drive very slow.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:43 AM   #277
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Everythings is bigger in TeXaS....here a lil bit of San Antonio's interchanges
New 410 and IH-10 interchange due 2008



IH-10 & IH-35 the "Y"

Loop 1604 & IH-10

IH-35 & IH-37

u/c Loop 410 & US Hwy 281 due 2008 4 stack




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Old May 29th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #278
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Imigrantes highway- São Paulo, Brazil

The pics I like the most:













For some notion of descending... 15km with declivity of 6º from which 8km are tunnels on the 2nd Imigrantes line (built on 2002):





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Old May 29th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #279
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That freeway is very beautifull!


PS: Declividade?!?

Diz-se simplesmente declive, em bom português!

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Old May 30th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #280
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I don't have any pics of the A23
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