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Old June 25th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #1121
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Toronto's 401: not only the widest, but the busiest highway on the planet.
Not hard to believe... I've been there, and despite the number of lanes, I remained about 2 hours in a tremendous and slow traffic jam
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Old June 25th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #1122
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401 in Toronto:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...3&z=16&iwloc=A

Panamericana in Buenos Aires:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...06899&t=k&z=17
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Old June 25th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #1123
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The Panamericana in Buenos Aires is the widest freeway
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Old June 25th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #1124
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Panamericana and the Acceso Norte in BA
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Old June 25th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #1125
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Katy Freeway in Houston... 3+4+4+4+3 lanes (including frontage roads). 12 mainline lanes.

However, I see places like Phoenix and San Diego getting even wider freeways...
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #1126
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How do the 4 lanes in the middle work?
Morning in one direction and evening in the other?
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #1127
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Yeah, reversible lanes (also called: tidal lanes).

Great solution for freeways that carry heavy commuter traffic in one direction in the evening and morning.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #1128
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Paseo Castellana - Madrid

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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #1129
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I consider gridlock to mean bumper to bumper with no movement at all. 'Get out and have a picnic on the tarmac time'.
Look over on the right.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #1130
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Hi Chris!
You mentioned plans in San Diego and Phoenix for really wide freeways. Do you have details or links about it?

thanks in advance!
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As of a 2006 estimate, the Broadway Curve portion of I-10 in Tempe carries an average of 294,000 vehicles per day. This number is predicted to increase by over 150,000 to approximately 450,000 by the year 2025. This section of the Maricopa Freeway (Interstate 10) is currently twelve lanes wide; one of the widest sections of freeway in the valley. A study is underway to determine whether widening the Broadway Curve to double its current width to twenty-four lanes is feasible. The study should be complete in 2010, when a decision will be made.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 05:04 AM   #1132
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Avenues of Buenos Aires

Avenida 9 de Julio
8, 9 or 10 (depends on the area) lanes in each direction. Total in some areas more than 20 lanes.















Anenida Del Libertador
10 lanes one direction.



PS: note that both avenues are located inside the city.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #1133
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BUENOS AIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old July 5th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #1134
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Toronto 401 is impressive
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Old July 5th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #1135
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Looks like pretty wide lanes. They could probably fit in 1-2 more lanes if they wanted to.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 11:16 AM   #1136
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That lane sign is wrong too, there are three left lanes, but four through lanes, and not five.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #1137
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Some Moscow pics, not as impressive as Toronto though...









Leningradski avenue c. 1949


Same place 50 years later. I believe it is the widest street in Moscow. Under huge renovation at this moment.


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Old July 19th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1138
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Old July 19th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #1139
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Hmmm, the same Moscow pics over and over again.
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