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Old July 24th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #1141
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its' a toll station!
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anyway where is it?
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:26 PM   #1142
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Worthy of attention is one of the streets of Sanaa, Yemen ... is 100 m wide, and about 1 km long.
[IMG]http://i32.************/14kb2x1.jpg[/IMG]
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:32 PM   #1143
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I think it's already in this thread somewhere.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 10:16 PM   #1144
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no, this is the first one
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Old August 21st, 2009, 10:26 PM   #1145
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no, this is the first one


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Sana'a, Yemen:

[img]http://i9.************/4v5obys.jpg[/img]

The equivalent of over 30 lanes. However, only 10 lanes have actual road markings.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #1146
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Here in Lisboa (portugal) we have a couple of wide main streets/avenues ... dot as dense as those in BA but nonetheless:

(lanes/tracks from left to right)

Radial de Benfica:
- 2 way/lane bike road (ciclovia)
- freeway 3+3 lanes with hard shoulders
- 4 track railway
- 4 lanes road
- add sidewalks , entrances,exits , gas stations and such
- very lightly used (no more than 100.000 vehicles/day)
= between 100m and 130m wide:





2ª Circular (a comon designation for a couple of avenues converted to freeway standards)
- freeway/avenue (varies from 3+3 lanes to 21 lanes + parking , not counting hard shoulders and pedestrian/cicle lanes)
- a lot of paralel entrances/exits (it varies enormously in profile along it's 10km lenght)
- cicle lanes
- some sections have more than 200.000 daily vehicles
= between 30m and 250m wide (notice that theres a gas station in the middle of the widest section)



Campo grande (avenue):
- 12/16 lanes
- bus lanes
- metro tracks partially under the avenue
- bike lanes
- a lot of pedestrian-only roads
- a huge park in the middle

Heres a picture os the 50's (notice that there were no urban areas to the north


Partial view of the avenue(northbound lanes):
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The lake (I think we can fit most "big" avenues inside here)


Pedestrian area in the middle:


Partial view (southbound lanes, notice the viaduct of the 2ª circular wich is 3+3 freeway on top + 4+4 at street level in that section )
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Partial view (southbound lanes , end of the avenue in the Entrecampos roundabound, notice the tunnel entrances)


A crappy view of the avenue in its narrower section (notice the tunels and the side lanes)



It's hard to get good pictures of these streets.

Anyway ... the routes with the biggest number of lanes in portugal (as far as I could count them) are the 2ª circular (see above) , the 25 de Abril tool avenue:

- 5/6 southbound freeflowing lanes
- 16 northbound tollboots/lanes
= 21 lanes ... 120m wide

And the biggest pair of them all ...

the A1 tolls in Alverca (southernmost tolls) with:

-25 toll lanes
- adjacent (local traffic) avenue with 3+2 lanes
= 30 lanes (only 160m wide)

The A1 tolls in Carvalhos (northernmost tolls) with:

- 12 sotuhbound toll lanes
- 20 northbound toll lanes
- 1 service lane
= 33 lanes total

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Old August 28th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #1147
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vs.


toronto


5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 2

This setup only carries 400k/500k daily riders ???

This kind of road usually carries 200k daily vehicles over here in europe.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #1148
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In Poland it would be A4 near interchange with DK86...sometthing like 2+4+4+3 I think
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Old September 17th, 2009, 05:06 AM   #1149
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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.



Sure was a mistake! Was the land that is currently used for the junction part of Kings Park back in the day? Or was it part of West Perth?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #1150
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According to the pics it was water
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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #1151
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Here's the highway 400/407 junction in the Toronto area. It is Canada's only 4-level stack interchange.

It is also a textbook example of what a modern diamond stack should look like.
-One of the flyover levels is actually below ground, making it appear much shorter if you were looking at on the ground. This decreases the NIMBY/eyesore factor for local residents.
-The connecting ramps are much longer than earlier designs, increasing the speed, efficiency and safety of the interchange.
-However, this also increases its size, making it one of the largest stack interchanges out there.

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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #1152
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Stacks are not necessarily larger in ground area than cloverleafs with D/C lanes.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #1153
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Gravelly Hill Interchange

I know England isn't know for its highways and big junctions etc

But here is a modest effort by us islanders lol



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Old September 28th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #1154
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The craziest one in my area is the interchange of 3 highways in downtown minneapolis; I-35w, I-94, and Minnesota 55:
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:56 AM   #1155
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How about this tall stack? I-35/TX-45 in Austin, Texas

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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:44 PM   #1156
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It isn't actually one, although it is upgradable to one. The direct connectors on the south side of the interchange are missing.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:54 AM   #1157
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One from Poland, currently under construction, called "Sośnica" - 2 motorways and 1 main road
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:34 AM   #1158
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A lot of these stack interchanges are better to look at than to actually drive on. Many of the urban ones have very sharp ramps, as well as changes in height, that make merging unpleasant.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 10:41 AM   #1159
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Isn't one of the ones in LA the tallest? If not which is the tallest interchange? I thought it was a stack.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:42 AM   #1160
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Freeway construction is induced demand. It forces people to get cars to move around, destroys much more land than mass transit, and creates autocentric sprawling hellholes where walking is not possible, obesity rates are high, and social interaction is confined to inward focused mega malls surrounded by acres and acres of desolate parking lots.

But somehow ******* stupid conservatives like wdw35 think this is just fine and dandy, and make absurd accusation of communism when balance is advocated in transportation. People in Europe have a CHOICE as to how they get around, unlike in the U.S. where we held hostage to the automobile even though we can't make them profitably anymore.
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