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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #281
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woo! Lol!
Indeed, in that messy motorways around Genova this should happen.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #282
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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #283
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Interstate 5, there's a section that switches (I think because of geography).
Yeah... this whole section is switched:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...&t=h&z=13&om=1
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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #284
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Yeah, there is a part like that in Montreal, on the 420(?) I think.
It is on the A-20:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&sll=45.335495,-74.138832&sspn=0.115843,0.2314&ie=UTF8&ll=45.448676,-73.636851&spn=0.003613,0.007231&z=17&om=1
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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #285
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I knew it had a 20!
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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #286
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for goodness sake...i hate how msot of the world calls freeways/motorways, highways. for the people that do call autobahns and interstates and freeways, highways!, then what do u call the other roads?

australia might have 1000km of freeway max!
I hate it also when they say to motorways highways.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #287
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I hate it also when they say to motorways highways.
Actually, it simply depends on a person's location. Here in Toronto (and I'm pretty sure everywhere else in North America), when people say "highway", they mean a motorway or whatever you want to call it. Also, it depends on the context. For example, in my city (Toronto), when people say "drive on the highway", it almost always means driving on our 400-series highways. In other contexts it can indeed mean a 2-lane road, but what it does NOT mean is a local city street, and that is what matters to many people.

Also, I think many people in North America do not care about a very strict classification system like the one that exists in many European countries. For example, in Germany, there are the Autobahnen and there are also the numerous other types of -bahnen and -strassen etc., and some of them have different signage, default speed limits, etc. Such specifics do not really exist in North America.

While it indeed may be ambiguous and bad usage of terminology, that is just how most people refer to their "motorways" in other places. For example, I am used to saying (and hearing other people say) "highway" to refer to motorways. If I want to be more specific, I can always describe the structure of the road more properly (e.g. "dual-carriageway"). I am aware of the legal definition of highways here (pretty much any road, paved or not), but that is not how most people use the term.

Oh and by the way, I may be wrong in generalizing, but as far as I know, people in Canada and the US never use the term "motorways" (at least I never heard a person say this word in Toronto). We do say "freeways" somewhat interchangeably with "highways", but as far as I know, "motorway" is a British term that is not used here.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #288
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For example, in Germany, there are the Autobahnen and there are also the numerous other types of -bahnen
Eisenbahnen.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #289
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Melkertbahnen! Sorry, dutch joke
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Old July 12th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #290
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Eisenbahnen.


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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #291
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It's not one girl, but 3. It's K3 from belgium.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #292
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WTF?
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This road system is composed of actually 4 lanes, being two in the Imigrantes highway and 2 in the Anchieta road (much smaller, built over 40 years ago). As they connect two major urban centers (São Paulo, over 17 million people on the metro area, and Santos, the country's biggest port and over 4 million people), there are many routes that have been opened to try to keep traffic flowing. As the roads also link to the countryside, we often see major traffic jams all along the lanes used for going to São Paulo (or, as we say, "up").
The reason for this apparent mistake is that the routes can be used for both ways, so there's no "right lane" or "left lane". Sometimes there's one road up and 3 down, and so on.
So, actually, there are usually 6 lanes on each direction: 4 on Imigrantes and 2 on Anchieta.
We tend to do this in São Paulo state: the Bandeirantes, another great road we have here, has a side "old sister": Anhanguera.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #293
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2004 dates, by chinese newspaper:

目前,全世界已有80多个国家和地区拥有高速公路,通车总里程超过了23万公里。
  第一名

美国,目前高速公路总长度为8.8万公里,已完成以州际为核心的高速公路网,其总里程约占世界高速公路总里程的一半,连接了美国所有5万人以上的城镇。
  第二名

中国,目前突破了3万公里。1988年10月31日,上海至嘉定18.5公里高速公路建成通车,使中国大陆有了高速公路。此后17年间,我国高速公路建设突飞猛进:1999年突破1万公里,跃居世界第四;2000年达到1.6万公里,跃居世界第三;2001年达到1.9万公里,跃居世界第二;2004年8月底突破了3万公里,比世界第三的加拿大多出近一倍。
  第三名 加拿大,共修建了1.65万公里高速公路,而且不征收车辆通行费,所以路上也没有收费站、检查站。
  第四名 德国,拥有1.1万公里高速公路,其中波恩至科隆高速公路是世界上第一条高速公路,建于1932年。
  第五名 法国,目前拥有1万公里高速路,由于采取了大量吸收民间投资的方法,有力地推动了高速公路的建设速度。
translation:
the whole world has 0.23 million KM highways
1: usa 88000 KM
2:china above 30000 KM
3:canada 16500KM
4:germany 11000km
5:france 10000KM

now china has borken 48000KM
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Old July 13th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #294
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Borken? They borked it? Bork! Bork! Bork!

Pork! Spork! Mork! Dork! ORK! *runs away*
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Old July 13th, 2007, 09:26 AM   #295
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Spain has over 13.500 km. That´s often forgotten!
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Venezuela has 3.150 kilometers of highways/motorways/expressways

Is the most up-to-date value


A map:


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Old July 13th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #297
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Spain has over 13.500 km. That´s often forgotten!
the date in my list is a bit old. 2004dates.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #298
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the date in my list is a bit old. 2004dates.
Yeah, the Spanish build tons of Autovia's the last years. Autovias are not always added to such lists, but they're completely up to motorway standards to day. That used to be different a couple of decades ago.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #299
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Borken? They borked it? Bork! Bork! Bork!

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Old July 14th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #300
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Borken means "boogers" in German.
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