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Old June 1st, 2005, 07:26 AM   #101
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California's road quality is not good. Nevada has nice roads, but CA probably has the more attractive scenery by far.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 07:38 AM   #102
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PCH 1 is Amazing!

Pretty much every freeway/highway running around the Bay Area is amazing. Many parts of LA-SD is amazing too. The mountain routes to Yosemite were beautiful.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 11:36 AM   #103
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401 - Metro Toronto HighWay.
+ Trans Candian Way.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 06:08 PM   #104
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This is an environmental atrocity!!!!
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Old June 1st, 2005, 06:40 PM   #105
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Some pics of the Basque A-8 highway (built and opened between 1968 and 1976).

Photos taken in my city:






Photos taken in Donostia-San Sebastian:



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Old June 1st, 2005, 06:42 PM   #106
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This is an environmental atrocity!!!!
Ah yes. The poor mans tunnel, who needs a roof on a tunnel mate, when I can build you one cheaper without.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 07:21 PM   #107
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This is the biggest Athenian motorway:

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Old June 1st, 2005, 09:22 PM   #108
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It will be Boston or Houston after the whole 'fix up" thing done.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 11:27 PM   #109
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Indian highways

Mumbai downtown

Mumbai-Pune highway

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Old June 2nd, 2005, 06:44 PM   #110
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I dont agree at all with the title of this thread.
Europe is home to probably some of the most technologically adavnced motorways/freeways but is also home to some of the least.
Its a very relative concept in Europe as to which country has beter roads or not. Some European countries employ great technologiy to their road building and traffic management. Others not at all. There a plenty of examples of substandard freeways in Europe.
Also, one must take account of the general state of highways and roads. In most European countries, once you leave the freeway its a mess. Substandard capacity and marking. This has nothing to do with old city centres, its also the case in many 20th century neighbourhoods.

Many of the pictures posted on this thread of European freeways are very substandard by American standards.

The German Autobahns arent particularly good examples of freeway construction (slow on and off-ramps for instance and skinny shoulder lanes). If you want to see wrecks being cleaned up then Germany is a good place to go.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 08:03 PM   #111
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After the 'fix up', I'd vote for Dallas.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 08:25 PM   #112
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Definitely Atlanta and Georgia. The USDoT backs me up on this one, too.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 01:58 AM   #113
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It will be Boston or Houston after the whole 'fix up" thing done.
Unfortunately, Boston is not a good place for car enthusiasts. The roads are lousy, and the drivers, worse.

California has awesome roads. Everything from large freeways, to super twisties leading through the canyons and mountains. If twisties are what you are looking for, try Arizona, southern Utah, and the Texas hill country.

For us on the east coast, anywhere in the mountains whether it is the Catskills in NY, the White mountains in NH or the smokies in VA, NC and TN.

Basically, I like roads anywhere rural with a lot of topography.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 02:13 AM   #114
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well it has to be a place without too much sprawl, cause otherwise you're stuck in traffic for 2 hours trying to get anywhere. so that rules out DC, ATL, LA, and most of the southern belt of cities.

For large cities I'd say the best drives are near Seattle or Portland. especially portland. in portland you can go down the columbia river gorge highway (with stunning 200 foot waterfalls), go out to mount hood, mount st. helens, go down to the pacific coast, go down the willamette valley farmlands. basically, its AMAZING. its like it was built for exactly what you're looking for.

San Francisco is cool too, but there is also probably too much sprawl.

Pittsburgh, PA has some beautiful topography around it, especially during fall, but its all quaint stuff, whereas portland is majestic stuff.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 02:35 AM   #115
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Boston, after big dig is done but its will longer time to complete as since 1990.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #116
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I'm always suprised how people see size as a form of quality. And all those pictures are nice, but they don't tell the whole story.

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Many of the pictures posted on this thread of European freeways are very substandard by American standards.
What do you mean with substandard?

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If you want to see wrecks being cleaned up then Germany is a good place to go.
Not true, the Autobahn is relative safe, for example: France has more people killed in traffic than Germany, despite the different in population (and speed).
If you want to see wrecks, then you have to leave the freeways. The most accidents happens outside the freeways.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #117
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Some middle east highway pictures, in particular dubai.






what i like on the UAE highways is that they are always landscaped, with flowers, grass, tress, plants, statues, but i did not find a good photo.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 10:00 PM   #118
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What i dont understand is why some people on here think huge junctions like this



are a good thing. I know what i'd rather have a small road/motorway/highway with a railway adjoined.

To be honest id rather there wasnt such a thing as motorways but thats outta the question for now.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #119
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What's wrong with freeways? There are advantages you know and its hell of lot better than regular roads.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #120
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This is totally OT. Maybe it's because I just saw Revenge of the Sith last night, but those pictures Dubai remind me a lot of The Capital City, Coruscant(sp?).
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