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Old October 14th, 2006, 05:26 AM   #61
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President George Bush Turnpike in Dallas is the best!
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Old October 14th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #62
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I can't find any pics (gotta take some soon), but the Yan'An Expressway in Shanghai is argubly the one that offers the coolest views of any urban expressway on the planet.

Inre Ringvagen is the most famous urban expressway in Malmo, however I don't have any pics of that one either.
yeah! yan'an express way connect west and east in puxi district, driving on it is really amazing experience! it's high suspended, skyscrapers are listing both side, totally unbelievable!
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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:53 AM   #63
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NOT my pics, but it shows how much highways are in the Hartford area...



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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #64
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The stacks at the Tollway and Central Expressway are impressive... but sorry, the Central Expressway is in another league altogether and beats it like an unloved stepchild. GBT is just a big new road. The Central Expressway is a bigger, badder mother-of-all-urban-freeways road :-)

Be honest... do you get more of a thrill driving through Plano on GBT, or speeding through the Central Expressway's canyon downtown as it approaches the mixmaster... ~8+ lanes, air columns, cantilevered service road, neatly compartmentalized vegetation, and all?

The Central Expressway is absolutely one of the 5 best stretches of urban freeway in America, and easily one of the 10 best stretches of urban freeway in the world. It's the kind of road people from other states and countries look at, and say, "Damn... why can't we have cool roads like that?" :-)








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Old October 19th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #65
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That is nice...why does Texas have freeways that kick my state's freeway's ass?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:19 AM   #66
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I live in a city without any major freeways or express ways

at most we have one strip that has 3 lanes in each way but most are just 2 lanes each way

some pics anyway

here is an over all look at the major routes

the red ones are ones that are freeways the orange ones are just streets as they do have intersections and traffic lights and can be a pain in the ass to get anywhere



highway 99 - the main route between Vancouver and Seattle - please note this freeway turns into a street once it crosses into Vancouver from Richmond - abruptly too - its like whoah



the East-West connector - gets you from Richmond to Delta/south surrey basically - it does have traffic lights on it as there are no freeway interchanges in parts



this bridge is part of the east west connector



this is the bridge entrance on a local route



same area


this is THE main freeway that runs thorugh the Vancouver area



this is the same freeway - on the left - on the right is the lougheed highway - its got traffic lights etc. so its not anything to get you somewhere like an express route



looks like it might be a freeway - but its just an overpass over the "freeway", the one - this is a new interchange recently completed creating much better flow

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Old October 21st, 2006, 03:43 PM   #67
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The M8 and M77 in Glasgow here, the motorway runs right trough the city centre.

















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Old October 22nd, 2006, 05:00 PM   #68
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Partly, because when the car-hating lefty-greenie types show up in Texas whining lies about the alleged impossibility of building your way out of congestion, Texans laugh at them and make the new road twice as wide as originally planned just to really piss them off and enjoy watching them turn red and sputter with rage. To a large extent, it's worked brilliantly. Texas is the only state in the country where congestion has meaningfully decreased over the past 10 years, despite double-digit population growth. And, to the horror of those same car-hating lefty-greenie types, other states (Florida, for one) have noticed Texas' success.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:09 PM   #69
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In Italy they are called "tangenziale/i"

Naples tangenziale





Rome tangenziale is called "Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A.),a big highway around the Eternal City.

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 11:08 PM   #70
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Partly, because when the car-hating lefty-greenie types show up in Texas whining lies about the alleged impossibility of building your way out of congestion, Texans laugh at them and make the new road twice as wide as originally planned just to really piss them off and enjoy watching them turn red and sputter with rage. To a large extent, it's worked brilliantly. Texas is the only state in the country where congestion has meaningfully decreased over the past 10 years, despite double-digit population growth. And, to the horror of those same car-hating lefty-greenie types, other states (Florida, for one) have noticed Texas' success.
You know, I actually agree with you in a few points there...

Connecticut has to take some of Texas' ideas on this front...the traffic here is terrible, and is getting worse. And they are saying it could be twice as bad in 2020...

I like that the state is investing in public transport, but they should not neglect their highways in the process.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 11:43 PM   #71
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Toronto

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400


401




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407


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427


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Gardiner Expressway
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Old October 24th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #72
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WHERE IS THAT ^ last pic? it reminds me of an asian city
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Old October 24th, 2006, 04:04 AM   #73
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Gardiner Expressway
Wow...

The last time I went to Toronto, there was much less development like that near the Gardiner...and that was 5 years ago...

The high-rise boom has been very kind to Toronto.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #74
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"VANCOUVERISM"

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I live in a city without any major freeways or express ways

at most we have one strip that has 3 lanes in each way but most are just 2 lanes each way

some pics anyway

here is an over all look at the major routes

the red ones are ones that are freeways the orange ones are just streets as they do have intersections and traffic lights and can be a pain in the ass to get anywhere



You're right. Freeways have been resisted in Vancouver because the taxpayers there don't want to pay the high costs of freeway construction, and because they realize that real estate prices for those holding properties close to the centre will be maximized if transportation is made more difficult than in comparable cities. It's really very clever of them. They save money on their property taxes by not building freeways, and then sit back and watch as those properties become ever more expensive. Nice game if you can get it!

And they are able to keep this kind of thing going because they are rich and therefore control the media and the provincial government. In recent years, however, the provincial government has been pressured by other businesses in the transport and manufacturing sectors to expand this very limited freeway system, not by linking any of it's parts into a whole, but just by widening Hwy 1, putting in more crossing capacity at the Port Mann Bridge, and buidling two more semi-freeway arterials, the North and South Fraser Perimeter Road. This project is encountering some opposition from fake environmental groups who are really just propaganda fronts, and are financed by the rich property owners who don't want their racket spoiled.

See this website:

http://www.livableregion.ca/

especially the "Blog" portion:

http://www.livableregion.ca/blog/blogs/index.php

It's a hoot! It's amazing how people who are determined to protect their property prices can hide behind the skirts of the environmental movement and concerns about GHGs and global warning, and get away with!
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Old October 13th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #75
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however only the 427 and the DVP and the Gardiner really cut into the urban part of the city.

The 401 and the 400 and the 404 run in the more suburban northern half of the city.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #76
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Drogowa Trasa Srednicowa, Katowice, Silesia














Here are trams, in underground are cars





Roundabout in the grout, Drogowa Trasa Srednicowa in underground











And today We haven't got any traffic jams in Katowice

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Old October 15th, 2007, 10:49 AM   #77
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^ Very nice.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #78
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Katowice is a commieblock heaven, isn't it? The commieblock heaven that has very nice road network
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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #79
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It's a popular opinion, but it is false. We've got commieblock, but Warsaw, Cracow, Kielce or Wroclaw has got many more. In Katowice is really good commieblock - for example Tauzen District (Osiedle Tysiąclecia). But we have got motherfuckers too - for example Superjednostka in the downtown.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #80
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New intersection at Loop 410 & US 281 in San Antonio, Texas
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