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Old January 4th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #781
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all in the last 25 pages......they are called freeways/motorways/interstates(american), not highways.....
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Old January 4th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #782
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nevermind..that is only the australian definition..carry on
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Old January 4th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #783
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I'm quite interested in how UK motorways compare to those of our fellow European neighbours.

In the UK when we design a motorway properly we usually get somehting very good but too often we get poor standards and a constant obession with bloody round abouts.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #784
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Well, roughly the same but not better. In NL for example motorways are paved with 'silent' asfalt and motorways have noise shields along the parts near homes and other buildings. This is a suggestion that found a very welcome with the two largest political in parliament: it's in Dutch but you'll get the picture; it's a construction of solar shields over the very busy A12 (A equals the UK's M)
www.stichtingduurzamea12.nl translates as the Foundation for a sustainable A12.

In NL you'll find a few wildlife viaducts, with a couple of very ambitious ones more on their way. I think Denmark and Germany are on the same level as NL. Belgium and France have invested more in railways in the past decades.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #785
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About Belgian highways. It's true that about 5-10 years ago they were way worse than in other European countries. But the last years we see major improvements everywhere.

The big 2 highways through the Ardennes are being renewed from border to border.







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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #786
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What's the difference between autovias and autopistas in Spain?
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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #787
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What's the difference between autovias and autopistas in Spain?
Autovías are free. Autopistas are not free, you have to pay if you want to use them.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 10:45 PM   #788
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Best Highways in Each Continent?

According to your opinion based on experience or just pictures you've seen, which country do you consider has the best highways/motorways/autopistas/autobhans/autoestradas/autoroutes in each continent of the world?

North America
South America
Europe
Asia
Africa
Oceania
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 11:03 PM   #789
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North America- USA
SA- Argentina (from pics)
Europe- Germany or Netherland
Asia- Japan (from pics)
Africa- i think South Africa (from pics)
Oceania- Australia (from pics)
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 11:53 PM   #790
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North America: United States
South America: Chile
Europe: Croatia
Asia: China
Oceania: Australia
Africa: South Africa
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Europe- Germany
Personally, i don't think Germany is that good. They have a great network, but some motorways are just old concrete, or worse (eastern Germany). Some Autobahnen near borders are bad too.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 01:10 AM   #792
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worse (eastern Germany).
eh, in eastern Germany they nearly all have the newest motorways. After 1990 Germany began to renew the old "WW2 motorways" which the GDR never had renewed. Germany has also build lots of new motorways there. Actually the worst motorways are around the biggest cities, for example in the Rhein-Ruhr-Area with lots of traffic.
But I agree, Germany is not the country with the best roads in Europe.
I guess the Netherlands have the best system and the best quality

And for North America I would rather say that Canada has the best roads (if I compare photos)... The US roads often are in a very bad condition...
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 01:26 AM   #793
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Based on experience:
  • North America - USA
  • Europe - Italy

From pictures:
  • South America - Chile
  • Asia - Malasia
  • Africa - South Africa
  • Oceania - Australia, NZ?
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 01:34 AM   #794
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eh, in eastern Germany they nearly all have the newest motorways. After 1990 Germany began to renew the old "WW2 motorways" which the GDR never had renewed. Germany has also build lots of new motorways there.
I agree. East Germany along with some other former Warsaw Block countries (Poland, Czechia, Croatia, etc) have very good motorways. Well, they are new now, so I can't predict if they will be repaired in a timely manner once they become old.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 01:43 AM   #795
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North America - Canda
Europe - France, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain & Portugal
South America - Chile
Asia - Malaysia, China & Japan
Africa - South Africa & Morocco
Oceania - Australia
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 02:22 AM   #796
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North America:U.S.A
South America:Chile
Europe:France
Asia:Malaysia
Africa:Morocco
Oceania:Australia
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 05:29 AM   #797
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Haha good to see that Australia is winning the Oceania category, although who's gonna beat us, Fiji?

Specificially, Melbourne (and the state of Victoria of which it is the capital) has the best highway/freeway network and the only one that is comparable with a major North American Metropolis.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 05:44 AM   #798
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From pics

North America - USA
South America - Brazil
Europe - Germany
Asia - Somewhere in the middle east (Saudi Arabia or UAE) or China
Africa - South Africe
Oceania - Australia
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 05:54 AM   #799
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Haha good to see that Australia is winning the Oceania category, although who's gonna beat us, Fiji?

Specificially, Melbourne (and the state of Victoria of which it is the capital) has the best highway/freeway network and the only one that is comparable with a major North American Metropolis.
I think New Zealand comes the closest... =)

Anyway

NA - USA
Asia - Probably China
SA - Argentina
Africa - South Africa
Europe - Autobahn - mostly because of its lack of speed limit =)\
Oceania - Fiji XD
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 05:58 AM   #800
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North America: Canada
South America: Chile
Europe: France
Asia: Japan
Africa: South Africa
Oceania: Australia

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