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Old June 6th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #1341
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Which still isn't more than a fraction
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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:00 AM   #1342
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Hi

I`m from Switzerland, and I`m in San Diego since 2.5 months.
I love the Interstates and the US Highways!

Some HD Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N350vW240F8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ous84OTN0fk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbKcu3DUu2Y

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Old September 6th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #1343
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Thanks for the answer. It's just that if you see Google Maps, Madrid has so much Motorways, in proportion of its area. The Motorway density, I think its the biggest in the world, perhaps bigger than American Cities; I don't know if this is correct, it's just a guess.

Paris and Frankfurt are cities with larger area than Madrid, that's why you can't see the same density.

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Tehran has the most urban expressways and motorways per area in the world I think. You can't see it in google maps because it is colored in yellow but you can see the map in here:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1435286
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Old September 6th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #1344
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Best highways EU vs USA... with so many Belgians on this thread, USA is bound to come out as the winner ...
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Old September 6th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #1345
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Oh, who resurrected this thread?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #1346
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Hi

I`m from Switzerland, and I`m in San Diego since 2.5 months.
I love the Interstates and the US Highways!

Some HD Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N350vW240F8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ous84OTN0fk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbKcu3DUu2Y

Ilove it!
Ty! nice videos, the pavement doesn't look very nice though, although I guess concrete is cheaper. How many lanes does the first video have? 8? amazing... anyway, nice music choice too hehe
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #1347
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actually concrete is a lot more expensive and durable
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Old September 7th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #1348
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actually concrete is a lot more expensive and durable
really? is it? how so? All concrete highways I've used seemed to be in a much worse shape than asphalt highways.

Does it have something to do with extreme temperature changes?
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Old September 7th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #1349
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That's most likely because concrete motorways tend to be decades old, and asphalt pavements are generally not older than 10 years.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #1350
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In generall concrete pavements are around 40% more expensive comparing to asphalt ones, but their are as @Botev1912 said more durable - up to 40 years factual without pavement' maintenance. The concrete motorways which were built lets say after 1990 have higher quality because of the imroved standarts and technology and technical equipment. For instance most of the East Germany' motorways are made with concrete, because it is considered it is more economical expedient.

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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #1351
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really? is it? how so? All concrete highways I've used seemed to be in a much worse shape than asphalt highways.

Does it have something to do with extreme temperature changes?
the only reason is because most of them are more than 40-50 years old. I have driven on a concrete road made a couple years ago, and it was perfect and the technology is way better than the one 50 years ago.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #1352
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Hi

I`m from Switzerland, and I`m in San Diego since 2.5 months.
I love the Interstates and the US Highways!
San Diego does have the best freeway system in California. There has been a lot of new roadbuilding in recent decades, unlike anywhere else in the state, resulting in multiple north-south and east-west routes. I especially love I-8 through the Mission Valley, which junctions with 4 other freeways within a few miles (15, 805, 163, and 5). The 4-level interchange with I-805 is spectacular, with 805 soaring high above the valley floor.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #1353
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San Diego is also incredibly spacious compared to LA or the Bay Area. Lots of canyons and military reservations. Commuting distances are pretty long therefor though...
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Old September 27th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #1354
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Best highways EU vs USA... with so many Belgians on this thread, USA is bound to come out as the winner ...
And why might that be? I love driving in the US but it is a known fact that when it comes to pavement quality, most states have a standard that lies beneath that of Europe.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #1355
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What about the A2 in The Netherlands (Holland).... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtKwfRUWeiU

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Old July 17th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #1356
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And why might that be? I love driving in the US but it is a known fact that when it comes to pavement quality, most states have a standard that lies beneath that of Europe.
That varies by state, although generally, you are right. The quality of road surfaces in many parts of the US is just awful, as is the lighting, signage and general safety compared to many EU highways (yes even Belgium and the UK that are always bashed on here).
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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #1357
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Romania Highway A3 ( 2min from home)







There will NEVER be a traffic jam here , speed limit is 130, but mostly everyone goes with 140-160 , even 200 sometimes , some guys raced at 310 km/h ,just awesome loool

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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #1358
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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #1359
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The A3 is one sexy road! Driving on that at high speed would be almost orgasmic.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #1360
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Romanian Struma? Thank god we have Romania and Bulgaria in the EU.
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