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Old July 26th, 2015, 05:28 PM   #741
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Motorway is used in parts of Australia, in other parts they use freeway.
my friend from Meloburne says expressway far all higher class roads.
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Old July 26th, 2015, 05:41 PM   #742
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Most controlled-access highways in Australia have names. Highway, Expressway, Freeway & Motorway are all used.
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Old July 26th, 2015, 06:51 PM   #743
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Yes sure, but many persons make this same confusion cause the term motorway in not too much used in North America and Australia.

IMO the european terms are quite better significant are more commonly used without confusion:

De: Autobahn
Fr: Autoroute
Sp: Autopista
It: Autostrada
The Spanish word Autopista is ambiguous too, as in Spain it's used for tolled motorways only, while toll-free ones are called Autovia.
I think that other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico, use Autopista only.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #744
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my friend from Meloburne says expressway far all higher class roads.
There are no roads called expressway in Melbourne or anywhere in the state of Victoria I believe.
As Chris already stated Australia uses all kinds of names depending in which state the road is located. In the case of Victoria it's freeway.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 12:39 AM   #745
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The Spanish word Autopista is ambiguous too, as in Spain it's used for tolled motorways only, while toll-free ones are called Autovia. I think that other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico, use Autopista only.
Yes sure named A7, A8, Ap7, Ap8 etc..

Sometimes the same numbers connect same cities for free or paiement ..
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Old July 27th, 2015, 03:18 AM   #746
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In Portuguese

Rodovia (paved road)
Estrada (unpaved road)
Brazil:
Autopista, Via Expressa (expressway, motorway etc, both are not common)
Portugal:
Autoestrada( expressway, motorway etc )
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Old July 27th, 2015, 10:10 AM   #747
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China has more freeways than the US these days.
They also have more than 4x the population density! Clearly more people = more demand = more roads.
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We'll have to rectify that!

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Old November 27th, 2016, 08:16 PM   #748
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Old December 1st, 2016, 01:04 AM   #749
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I made a more complete assessment of the European motorway network, including the secondary dual carriageway network of Italy, United Kingdom, France and Germany.

According to this data, Europe has 91 489 kilometers of motorways and motorway-like roads.

The top 10 is as following:

* Spain: 15 751 km
* Germany: 15 249 km (including 2 365 km Autobahnähnliche Straße)
* France: 14 685 km (including 3 565 km of Voie Expresse)
* Italy: 9 727 km (including 2 770 km of Superstrada)
* United Kingdom: 6 016 km (including 2 780 km of dual carriageways with grade-separation)
* Portugal: 2 989 km
* Netherlands: 2 465 km
* Poland: 2 193 km
* Greece: 2 085 km
* Austria: 1 911 km
Interesting to compare this to the four-way full access freeflow interchange top ten, as follows:

* Germany 245
* Spain 101
* Italy 62
* Portugal 42
* Poland 36
* France 29
* Netherlands 23
* Belgium 22
* Bulgaria 13
* United Kingdom 13

Details: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1944097
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Old July 21st, 2017, 11:42 AM   #750
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List of countries by expressway network size

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...d_network_size


Rank Country Expressway length (km) Date of information


1 China 131,000 2017

2 United States 77,017 2017

3 Canada 17,000 2013

4 Spain 16,583 2013

5 Mexico 15,283 2014

6 Germany 12,917 2013

7 France 11,882 2013

8 Brazil 11,000 2013

9 Japan 8,050 2012

10 Italy 6,758 2013
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List of countries by expressway network size



2 United States 77,017 2017

3 Canada 17,000 2013


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The listed freeway network for the U.S. is only Interstate Highways. It doesent include the 10's of thousands of km's of U.S., state and local freeways.
I think the true length of the U.S. network would be well above 100,000 km.

I get the impression that the Canadian total includes divided highways with at-grade intersections. I stand to be corrected
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The listed freeway network for the U.S. is only Interstate Highways. It doesent include the 10's of thousands of km's of U.S., state and local freeways.
I think the true length of the U.S. network would be well above 100,000 km.

I get the impression that the Canadian total includes divided highways with at-grade intersections. I stand to be corrected
You are right in both

Canada has more or less 7000 km of motorways
United States has more or less 93000 km of motorways
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Old July 21st, 2017, 02:49 PM   #753
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The official data for spanish motorway network is

15336 kms (at 31/12/2015)

There are also 1686 kms of dual carriage road with at grade crossing (not counted for international comparisons)
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Old July 21st, 2017, 05:04 PM   #754
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List of countries by expressway network size

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...d_network_size
Your link is broken.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...d_network_size

However, the list is useless because it compares apples and oranges

There is also a list about rail transport network size: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...t_network_size
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Which new motorways are currently under construction?
Which new motorways will be opened next?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolut..._member_states

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolut...ropean_nations

Probably a hobby project of some teenager. The data is inaccurate.
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Old July 21st, 2017, 06:54 PM   #756
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By 2020, Chinese Transportation system planning:

http://kuaixun.stcn.com/2017/0301/13080910.shtml

High speed railway in operation: 30,000 km

Railway in operation: 150,000 km

Expressway in operation: 150,000 km
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Old July 21st, 2017, 06:58 PM   #757
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I see that section about Bosnia and Herzegovina isn't updated, so I will put some info here:

Expressways:

(Butila - Briješće - Safet Zajko Street) - 4 km
(Blažuj - Ilidža - Džemal Bijedić street) - 7 km
(Banja Luka - Klašnice) - 12 km

Total: 23 km

Motorways

(Croatian border - Bijača - Zvirovići) - 9 km
(Tarčin - Drivuša) - 88 km
(Jakupovci - Gradiška) - 31 km
(Johovac - Prnjavor) - 36 km

Total: 164 km

Motorways under construction:

(Mahovljani - Prnjavor) - 36 km // Some sections will be opened this year, other will be opened next year.
(Odžak - Svilaj - Croatian border) - 11 km // It will be opened next year.
(Drivuša - Donja Gračanica) - 8km // Opening date, still unknown, probably by the end of 2019 with the additional 3 km where construction still didn't started.
(Zvirovići - Počitelj) - 11 km // Construction will start in September and it's planned to be opened in 2020.

Total: 66 km
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The listed freeway network for the U.S. is only Interstate Highways. It doesent include the 10's of thousands of km's of U.S., state and local freeways.
I think the true length of the U.S. network would be well above 100,000 km.

I get the impression that the Canadian total includes divided highways with at-grade intersections. I stand to be corrected
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You are right in both

Canada has more or less 7000 km of motorways
United States has more or less 93000 km of motorways
That Canadian number (the 17,000 km originally given) seemed high to me too.
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Something in the range of 7200 - 7500 km would be more accurate for Canada. I last checked the freeway mileage of Canada as of 1/1/16 and came to 7242 km.

It's interesting though that twinned highways in the Prairie Provinces are not freeways (no overpasses) but allow higher speeds (110 km/h) than the real controlled-access highways of Ontario and Québec where you can only drive 100 km/h.
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 12:54 PM   #760
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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)
11) India 4885km (seems unlikely to me)
12) Saudi Arabia 3348km
13) Thailand 2885km (are those all expressways?)
14) Chile 2653km
15) Netherlands 2360km
16) Iraq 2227km (i don't think they are all motorways)
17) Pakistan 2225km
18) Portugal 2002km
19) South Korea 1996km
20) South Africa 1927km
21) Ukraine 1770km (most of them are grade-expressways i guess)
22) Belgium 1729km
23) Turkey 1726km
24) Australia 1700km
25) Austria 1677km
26) Switzerland 1638km
27) Sweden 1428km
28) United Arab Emirates 1392km
29) Venezuela 1256km
30) Nigeria 1194km
31) Malaysia 1192km
32) Croatia 1050km
33) Griekenland 1030km
34) Denmark 1010km
Egypt 988km ( i doubt of all these motorways are real motorways)
Syria 877km
Taiwan 872km
Hungary 860km
Russia 770km
Iran 751km
Belarus 750km
Argentina 734km
Poland 665km
Finland 653km
Algeria 640km
Cuba 638km
Morocco 581km
Serbia 560km
Oman 550km
Lithuania 523km
Czechia 498km
Slovenia 442km
Kuwait 420km
Jordan 401km
Indonesia 385km (i thought they had more)
Qatar 333km
Uzbekistan 332km
Bulgaria 328km
El Salvador 327km
Slovakia 316km
Cyprus 276km
Peru 276km
Romania 266km
Dominican Republic 263km
Libya 262km
Uruguay 252km
Tunisia 249km
Cameroon 240km
Macedonia 192km
Philippines 170km ( i thought they had more)
Cote d’Ivoire 162km
Kenya 153km
Singapore 150km
Lebanon 145km
New Zealand 144km
Latvia 132km
Norway 128km
Israel 126km
Luxembourg 114km
Myanmar 101km
Vietnam 100km (new motorways)
Estonia 75km
Zambia 50km
Ghana 35km
Jamaica 33km
Bahrain 30km
Gabon 30km
Guinea-Bissau 15km

GRAND TOTAL: 259.027km
Small update for Portugal: as per 2016 data (from Infraestruturas de Portugal), the current no. of kms of motorways is 3087.
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