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Old June 11th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #1101
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You rather have 200,000 vehicles a day to stop at traffic lights?
200,000 vehicles a day is bad enough WITH proper grade-separated interchanges (just ask anyone who uses the N1 between Johannesburg and Pretoria). If it was intersections with traffic lights, travel between those two centres would be just about impossible.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #1102
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You people waste hell lot of land in making interchanges, which are built for a fickle reason that the drivers don't have to slow down or stop at the intersection. How foolish
You need to come to my city where we waste tons of time sitting at traffic lights because of our lack of highways and interchanges.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 08:40 AM   #1103
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not the biggest freeway interchange but perhaps the biggest MISTAKE !!!

keep an eye on the brewey in the middle of the first picture, in the second pic it's on the left and third it is on the right.
Why was so much of the river reclaimed? Perth has plenty of room.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #1104
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I agree. Can't see the big mistake.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #1105
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You people waste hell lot of land in making interchanges, which are built for a fickle reason that the drivers don't have to slow down or stop at the intersection. How foolish
atgrade intersections which could handle that volume would recquire the same space or more...
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 09:17 AM   #1106
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9 adjacent lanes in Buenos Aires;



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Old June 23rd, 2009, 09:39 AM   #1107
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Panamericana Buenos Aires, Argentina



Acceso Norte



Aut. Richiery

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 10:21 PM   #1108
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Old June 24th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #1109
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Santiago de Chile hasn't wide streets, but it has some points where some ways gathers like this:

Costanera Norte and Autopista Central are joined by 1km, then they spread out again. The sum of the wide of two highways is 90m app.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #1110
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Panamericana Buenos Aires, Argentina



Acceso Norte



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Buenos Aires
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Old June 24th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #1111
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Old June 24th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #1112
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Wow big bump!

May as well contribute.

401 during a winter storm:


Looks like a fun drive eh?
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Old June 24th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #1113
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^ Haha good ol' Kennedy Rd. and the Delta hotel. 401 could be a mess during the snowy/icy days of winter. I've seen enough cars skidding to other cars or the barriers. Luckily I haven't witnessed one that was fatal. But its width of 12-18 lanes for a long stretch goes to show its consistency as one of the widest highway in the world.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #1114
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OMG these are awesome
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #1115
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Toronto's 401: not only the widest, but the busiest highway on the planet.


http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9...401missqj6.jpg

A narrower stretch:

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/14...799bbf58_b.jpg

A cool shot at sunset:

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/...g?v=1223517663

Nothing quite like gazing over 17 lanes of traffic. Is that car way over there really on the same road as me? Cripes!

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/...g?v=1211763211
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #1116
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Imagine what would happen if that stretch of the 401 would close down during rush hour
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #1117
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Imagine what would happen if that stretch of the 401 would close down during rush hour
Even on a monster like the 401, gridlock does occasionally occur. Pile ups, tanker trucks tipped over, pigs running all over the place! It's very eerie when traffic comes to a standstill on this highway. You feel like you're in a parking lot at the mall. It's also not uncommon to go from 140 km/h to zero and back up to 140 km/h, then down to a crawl in just a few minutes.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #1118
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Even on a monster like the 401, gridlock does occasionally occur. Pile ups, tanker trucks tipped over, pigs running all over the place! It's very eerie when traffic comes to a standstill on this highway. You feel like you're in a parking lot at the mall. It's also not uncommon to go from 140 km/h to zero and back up to 140 km/h, then down to a crawl in just a few minutes.
Gridlock happens nearly every day, like so:
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1119
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Gridlock happens nearly every day, like so:
I consider gridlock to mean bumper to bumper with no movement at all. 'Get out and have a picnic on the tarmac time'.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #1120
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Some impressive pictures over here. Love wide roads

Not as sick as some others in this thread but pretty impressive nonetheless:
Bangkok-Chon Buri Motorway (Highway No.7) next to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand. This is the road you normally take from the Airport to Bangkok city
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