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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #221
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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.
True, although the words "Voie Express" don't actually MEAN "free of charge", it's like that in France just coincidentally. Many countries charge expressways (voie express) beside motorways/freeways.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #222
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As you said
Voie express is the french world for Expressway

13,000 km in Spain is the number for Motorway and Expressway
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #223
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As you said
Voie express is the french world for Expressway

13,000 km in Spain is the number for Motorway and Expressway
I have a Portugal/Spain map of 1998, and they've really improved their motorway system since.

Especially Portugal, in '98 they had only a motorway from Lisboa to Braga (A1/A3), and some short ends around Lisboa and Porto.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #224
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Yes, Portugal's been pretty crazy.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #225
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You bet!
It has improved really alot!!
And in Spain too.

For updates maps(as you probably know), just check: www.viamichelin.com
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #226
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I have a Portugal/Spain map of 1998, and they've really improved their motorway system since.

Especially Portugal, in '98 they had only a motorway from Lisboa to Braga (A1/A3), and some short ends around Lisboa and Porto.
It is more impressive for China.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #227
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You bet!
It has improved really alot!!
And in Spain too.

For updates maps(as you probably know), just check: www.viamichelin.com
Hehe, yeah; do you remember when I once recomended you www.map24.com? That site was really good, although not well updated (this wasn't such a problem for Western Europe), but now it's completely ****ed up! The "Eastern Europe" is like a black box now, I have no idea why they just erased it. I hope they are renovating the site, although it's taking too long already; I have no idea what their intentions are.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:11 AM   #228
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In Germany you also have the Schnellstraße. Many roads of this type have most, if not all the characteristics of an Autobahn.

Examples:
Messeschnellweg in Hannover: 2 or 3 lanes and an emergency lane on large stretches, no intersections or traffic lights.



Wilhelmsburger Reichstraße in Hamburg: part of it are actually short Autobahnen, the rest is like an Autobahn.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #229
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The big(and important) diference I see to an autobahn is the lack of emergency lane. So I wouldn't cassify as a freeway because of that.

Although this may be controversial, since there are still some old autobahn stretches in germany which don't have emergency lane.

Example (A8):


But this doesn't have modern motorway standards either, although being an autobahn. Anyway, I think most of these are disapearing. When I passed in Germany this summer I saw lot's of works on autobahn's, completelly redoing this old stretches.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #230
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Hehe, yeah; do you remember when I once recomended you www.map24.com?
That's not bad, and is updated, which is very good.
But it has some stupid things, like considering some spanish autovias motorways and others just normal roads(and I only saw the ones that radiate from Madrid).

It's a cool map, but as a road map it doesn't even come close to www.viamichelin.com.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #231
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Nobody beats the US when it comes to highways. It's just amazing how well connected a country of this size is. Unbeliveable.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #232
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Nobody beats the US when it comes to highways. It's just amazing how well connected a country of this size is. Unbeliveable.
Yep. You can get from one major city anywhere in the country to another major city via motorways. And you don't need to get off the motorway even once (except for food/restroom/motel breaks).

What I don't like about American motorways is that they often run through the city centre. It makes them more congested during rush hours.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #233
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As you said
Voie express is the french world for Expressway
The roadsign for "Autoroute" (max speed: 130km/h):


The roadsign for "Voie Express", actually the real french word is "voie pour automobiles" ("lane for motor cars") (max speed: 110km/h):
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That's not bad, and is updated, which is very good.
The "Western Europe" is ok, but look what happened to the "Eastern Europe". Catastrophy!
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It is more impressive for China.
Maybe not per capita

There are only 10 million inhabitants in Portugal, and 1,3 billion in China.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #236
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Nobody beats the US when it comes to highways. It's just amazing how well connected a country of this size is. Unbeliveable.
Yeah but the speed limits are really crappy outside urban areas, especially in the Eastern States.

And i think US Freeways can be overwhelming, when you are used to 2x2 or 2x3 motorways!
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Old February 10th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #237
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The roadsign for "Autoroute" (max speed: 130km/h):


The roadsign for "Voie Express", actually the real french word is "voie pour automobiles" ("lane for motor cars") (max speed: 110km/h):
This road sign in green is also used.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #238
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That site is pretty good, it even has the county road numbers when in Southern Ontario at least, never looked outside of that area
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Old March 13th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #239
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Has Canada really 16-17k km's of expressways?
Seems like a lot for such a sparsely populated country.
Is there a continuous east-west expressway?
Anyone has a map of the system?
Canada has so many expressways precisely because of how sparsely-populated it is. To answer your question, yes, there is a continuous east-west network, called the Trans-Canada Highway, although the segments of it are under provincial control and so it isn't really one system like the US highway system. It accounts for almost 11,000km although it varies greatly in size throughout its length.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Canada_Highway

The Trans-Canada highway doesn't really service the most densely populated area (Windsor-Quebec City Corridor) which is served by expansive provincial networks - mostly the 400-series of highways in Ontario and the Autoroutes in Quebec. In Ontario at least, the entire length of the 400-series is 4+ lanes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/400-Series_Highways
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoroute_%28Quebec%29

In summary, yeah, 17-18k seems very realistic for Canada.
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Yes Portugal has improved alot:

1996- 250km motorways
2007-2002km motorways

Oh yes Portugal has got 10 milion
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