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Old December 2nd, 2007, 03:46 AM   #901
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In Rome there is this big elevated highway that runs through a part of the city , it will be demolished within a few months and replaced with a beautiful urban tunnel
Currently, How is it?

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Hey, you sound like the expert...tell me of your experiences driving in various countries where roundabouts are prevalent. Personally I find traffic lights at the end of each block far slower and cause far greater congestion.
In Antalya, I know 3 roundabouts which has big middle points. With a basic Traffic lights programming you can easily turn left without any red light.

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Thats not correct. first parts of the Reichsautobahn or Avus was being constructed from 1913 onwards.
after the first world war construction was being taken up again and the first part was beieng opened to the public in 1921.
Were roads really white? :o

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Anyone see the Episode on Discovery's "Extreme Engineering" about Germanys Highways, the Autobahn?
What was about that?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #902
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Not to mention this drive includes the widest vehicular tunnel in the world...the 8-lane wide Fort McHenry Tunnel. The skyramps heading into downtown Baltimore (I-395) are spectacular, and a bit scary for some.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:38 AM   #903
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IMO the American road with the best scenery is the Richardson Hwy from Delta Junction to Valdez, Alaska. The whole 260 miles offer you a great scenery, even when it is cloudy or rainy. It is a very quiet road (like almost every Alaskan road) and though the speed limit is 55, you can easily drive 65-70 (which everyone does). When sunny, the Parks Hwy must be beautiful, with stunning views of Mt. McKinley. Unfortunately it was very rainy when I was there (but I did see Mt. McKinley the next day)
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #904
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I would love to take a drive on one of those empty country roads in Oklahoma or Kansas. Escape the always-busy Netherlands where quiet roads are hard to find.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #905
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Going to the Sun Road at Glacier Park in Montana is a beautiful drive. Once I unpuckered my anus and got over the initial height fear, it was a thrill!
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #906
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Going to the Sun Road at Glacier Park in Montana is a beautiful drive. Once I unpuckered my anus and got over the initial height fear, it was a thrill!
You're absolutely right. I remember driving there five years ago. What a beautiful views.

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I would love to take a drive on one of those empty country roads in Oklahoma or Kansas. Escape the always-busy Netherlands where quiet roads are hard to find.
Take a drive on the Dalton to Deadhorse. North of Coldfoot you will probably meet 15 trucks per day, and two or three RV's
I took the Dalton on a tour to the Arctic Circle. Unfortunately I didn't have the time to go all the way to Deadhorse. The only problem is the road. North of Coldfoot it is what we dutch would call 'een wasbord', with lots of small holes in it.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #907
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You mean a bumpy road filled with potholes?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #908
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Yes. However, south of the Arctic Circle the Dalton isn't bad at all. It is just a smooth gravel road, with some paved stretches. However, to get on the Dalton, you have to drive over the Elliott highway, which is horrible. It is the worst asphalt road I've ever driven. In the summer water gets under the asphalt, but because of the permafrost in stays there. So when it freezes in winter, the water becomes ice, expands and pushes the asphalt upwards. The same counts for all the paved parts of the Dalton.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #909
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I would love to take a drive on one of those empty country roads in Oklahoma or Kansas. Escape the always-busy Netherlands where quiet roads are hard to find.
Just be sure to keep an eye on the weather if doing so in the spring or early summer. Fierce thunderstorms and tornadoes can hit with little warning out there. OK and KS are right smack in what is known here as Tornado Alley.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #910
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And ash of course. From the plane I saw the big ash cloud from the Alieutian Islands over Nebraska and Kansas.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #911
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North of Coldfoot it is what we dutch would call 'een wasbord', with lots of small holes in it.
Haha in Russian this term is also used to describe a bumpy road
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Old August 14th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #912
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In fact Alaska used to be Russian
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #913
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The auto industry does a lot of their testing in the hills of South East Ohio, as do the car magazines. There's lots of nice, well maintained, twisty 2 lane roads winding through forested hills.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #914
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I-15 Through Arizona.



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Old August 16th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #915
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My favorites are Highway 1 in California and the 500 mile Blue Ridge Parkway, also known as "America's Favorite Drive". It is the narrowest National Park in the world and is the most visited in the U.S. National Park system.

1. One of over 100 stone arch bridges along the parkway 2. The Linn Cove Viaduct
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #916
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I'm sorry for you, but the quality of the motorway network don't give always an impression of the wealthness of the country.
Belgium and the United States seems less developed than The Netherlands for instance, but both countries have a bigger GDP/capita than the Netherlands....
Then again I´m sure The Netherlands as just as rich as B if not more and US is welldeveloped but with big % of poverty too.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #917
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Then again I´m sure The Netherlands as just as rich as B if not more and US is welldeveloped but with big % of poverty too.
about how much is the proportion of poverty in the US? the times ive visited, ive come to conculsion that it depends on what state you're in. for example texas does have a-lot of poverty but good infrastructure, but as soon as you go into louisiana, it is horrible, even their main highways are full of potholes and you can see many people beging in cities like new orleans and baton rouge, even little kids with signs at stop lights that say "my daddy is jobless, please help us out with what ever you are willing to give". on the other hand, states like washington state or oregon are so clean and have such nice highways, i think that is because the US is a very decentralized country.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 05:10 AM   #918
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The U.S. has lower taxes than Europe, especially the gas tax.

Also, the U.S. government spends ENORMOUS amounts of money on the military instead of spending it on more important areas like infrastructure, healthcare, and education.

Most important, European nations didn't have the strain of radical conservatism that hampered government investment in the public welfare for 30 years. From 1980-2008, the U.S. was run by conservative governments that favored privatization and disinvestment in the general welfare, as a result, America's healthcare, education, and transportation systems declined immensely. But hey, the rich pay much lower taxes, that's what's important, right?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #919
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Also, the U.S. government spends ENORMOUS amounts of money on the military instead of spending it on more important areas like infrastructure, healthcare, and education.
About 4% of the GDP, which is not a lot at all for the world's sole superpower. In absolute terms, it's still a huge budget, but not compared to the economy. The US ranks 27th in military spending in the world as a percentage of the GDP.
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About 4% of the GDP, which is not a lot at all for the world's sole superpower. In absolute terms, it's still a huge budget, but not compared to the economy. The US ranks 27th in military spending in the world as a percentage of the GDP.
...and let me guess nr.1 -North Corea, maybe???
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