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Old February 5th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #201
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Old February 5th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #202
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in length:

1) United States 75.009km
2) China 34.288km (growing over 4500km each year)
3) Canada 17.000km (seems kind of unlikely to me)
4) Spain 13.156km
5) Germany 12.200km
6) Brazil 11.000km
7) France 11.000km
8) Japan 6.946km
9) Italy 6.621km
10) Mexico 6.144km (growing fast)
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Philippines 170km ( i thought they had more)
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Guinea-Bissau 15km

GRAND TOTAL: 259.027km

You must notice, that a motorway in Cameroon or The Dominican Republic can completely differ from what we seen in Europe and the United States. Length shown here can be seen as highly controversial for some countries. Most data token from wikipedia or the CIA Factbook, and, in some rare cases, i figured it out with maps.

Sometimes, wikipedia doesn’t seems to be very accurate, for example they say Australia has about 16000kms of Expressway, which seems to me as highly unlikely.

Any comments or corrections are very welcome.

Before i starting to figure this out, i thought, there were some 270.000 kilometers of motorway/expressways on our globe, and, it seems to be i was quite close to that.
The Pan-Philippine Highway (also known as the Maharlika Highway) is a 2500 km network of roads, bridges, and ferry services that connect the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao in the Philippines, serving as the country's principal transport backbone.

The northern terminus of the highway is at Laoag City, and the southern terminus is Zamboanga City.

Maharlika Highway


South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) is 77Km






North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) is 88 km (being extended by 44 km)


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Old February 5th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #203
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Yes, but you're talking here about a highway, i was talking about a motorway. I don't think that highway on the Philippines is a complete motorway/expressway right?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 07:47 AM   #204
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You must notice, that a motorway in Cameroon or The Dominican Republic can completely differ from what we seen in Europe and the United States. Length shown here can be seen as highly controversial for some countries. Most data token from wikipedia or the CIA Factbook, and, in some rare cases, i figured it out with maps.

Sometimes, wikipedia doesn’t seems to be very accurate, for example they say Australia has about 16000kms of Expressway, which seems to me as highly unlikely.

Any comments or corrections are very welcome.

Before i starting to figure this out, i thought, there were some 270.000 kilometers of motorway/expressways on our globe, and, it seems to be i was quite close to that.
I don't know if this is a correction, but just in case, let me post a couple of pictures of higways in the Dominican Republic, no, I don't think they are top of the line or that they could be compared to those in the US, but just in case some of you think a highway in the DR is a dirt road with a donkey trailing a banana cart;
















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Old February 6th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #205
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I guess there is no need for them between cities, as most people travel by train, most Indians can't afford a car.
Highways are needed not only for people to move between cities, but also to move goods efficiently from source of production to the consumers or for export. So they are vital to sustaining rapid economic growth. So much so that the railways in India is feeling competition from the expanding highway network, and they are planning big investments to setup dedicated corridors for carrying freight between major cities.

As far as affording cars go, India is the 10th largest car market in the world and the 10th largest manufacturer as well. Based on the current growth rates, India will among the top 5 automobile producers and consumers by 2015.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #206
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Wonderful pictures of the expressway in Phillipines, I was specially impressed by the first one with skyscrapers in the background. Is it Makati City in Manila?

The Dominican Republic highway pictures are nice too.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #207
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Dominican Republic motorways are better than i expected! Never seen pictures from this country before. And believe me, i've seen a lot
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #208
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if dominican republic. have good motorway.
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good pictures vtroy!
highways of Dominican republic
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Old February 7th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #210
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Old February 7th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #211
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23) Turkey 1726km
On 1.1.2005 Turkey had 1,881 km of motorways, but also 8,459 km of (at least) 4-lane expressways, so as much as 10,340 km of express ways! Here's a map:
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The Highway map of Turkey (Click to Enlarge);

Red - Motorways
Green - u/c Motorways
Blue - Divided roads
Light Blue - Normal Roads(2 or 3 lane)
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Old February 7th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #212
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Oh, the Expressway of Grenoble, the N87 !

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So what's the difference between voie express and autoroute in France?
I drove from Nimes to Marseille last year and about 10-20 km of the way was voie express, the rest was autoroute. I did not see any difference except the signage.
The specifications between an Expressway and an Autoroute are not identical...

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The same thing near St. Etienne.
The Expressway was the N88:


Espressway (toll free) in blue and Autoroute (toll free or not) in red/yellow:


Toll free Autoroute/Expressway in blue and toll Motorway in green:

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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #213
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^ AFAIK "freeway" doesn't mean that it's free of charge (as in your case), but that there's free flow of traffic on it, so a high-speed road, like motorway.
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Yes... it doesn't have to do with the fact that it has a toll or not. So both of those are freeways, although you have to pay to ride in the autoroutes.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #215
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The highways of France are one of the best in the world!
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The highways of France are one of the best in the world!
Well some French Autoroutes don't need repairs, they need restauration!

A2 near Valenciennes
A25 near Lille - Dunkerque
A35 German Border - Basel

those have a really bad surface, and they're tollfree, so i think that has something to do with it.
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It certainly does!

The French toll motorways are the best freeways I've ever seen... And I've seen alot in Europe.
I would say that France has the best motorways in Europe(the tolled autoroutes).
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Old February 8th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #218
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As far as the pavement quality is concerned, I think that the best motorways are in Italy. City streets and extra-urban highways, on the other hand, need some improvement. But then the motorways are not cheap either.

I always remember fine Italian autostradas when traveling on the I-80 between Truckee and Nevada border. It feels like the freeway has been under heavy bombardment, and this situation has not improved since 2001 when I first moved to California. I would even agree to pay $5 every time I drive there if they agree to repair those miserable 31 kilometres
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^ AFAIK "freeway" doesn't mean that it's free of charge (as in your case), but that there's free flow of traffic on it, so a high-speed road, like motorway.
Thank you, it has been corrected...

It's hard to translate correctly words that seems to be equivalent like Highway, Motorway, Freeway, Expressway. Where can I find the definition of these words ?
In France what we call "Autoroute" (free or toll) is always a separated road... and a "Voie Express" looks like a "Autoroute" but it's always free.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #220
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At least you have some uniformity in your country. In the US Highways and Freeways are used interchangeably, though both can mean a toll road.

Anyway, it's difficult to judge and measure the amount of motorways in a country. The US definitely has the biggest one (just because it's industrialzied and is huge)
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