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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #421
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Why not expressway? I know there're very high expressway standards in Poland, but expressway is a rather loose term. But scenery is great indeed.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #422
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Why not expressway? I know there're very high expressway standards in Poland, but expressway is a rather loose term. But scenery is great indeed.
I realize there is quite a gap in definition depending of country but mostly expressways should have limited access, no matter whether they have traffic lights and level junctions or not. I am pretty certain that bicycles, pedestrians and lay- by(s) on both sides of carriageway are not allowed anywhere on ex - ways. I spotted objects of that sort on the pics. However, in Mexico can be quite different policy applied to motorways and expressways.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #423
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Speaking of Mexico, I see that several major Mexican cities, including Cancun, Guadalajara, Mexico City (including suburban Netzahualcóyotl and others), Monterrey and Puerto Vallarta, are now available on Google Streetview with what appears to be nearly complete coverage of their urbanized areas.

Truly fascinating to go poking around in.

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Old November 13th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #424
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Do it mate!
Spectacular road, beautiful landscape, lot of sun and very unusual country.

I do not want to be rude but in one previously written post you said that road is signed as a motorway, did not you? I truly would not consider it as a motorway nor even expressway. Just would name it " stunning scenery dual carriageway ".
Mexico doesn't really have any real standards as to motorways, expressways, freeways, autobahns, autopistas, etc. Most people in Mexico seem to call an "autopista" any dual carriageway disregarding if it has grade separated crossings, controlled access, etc. There are some good ones that go from city to city that are all tolled but even those don't have very high standards either (really small exits and entrances if any, no left shoulder not to mention the fact that the concrete medians are not stuck to the ground and if any one hits the median on one side, the car on the other side gets hit too, poor signage, ect)

Highways in Mexico differ a lot from state to state and their conception of an "autopista" differs as well. I believe Mexico's biggest problem regarding highway building is a lack of proper standards. Each construction company kind of builds the highway at their own style and the government agrees.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #425
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Mexico doesn't really have any real standards as to motorways, expressways, freeways, autobahns, autopistas, etc. Most people in Mexico seem to call an "autopista" any dual carriageway disregarding if it has grade separated crossings, controlled access, etc. There are some good ones that go from city to city that are all tolled but even those don't have very high standards either (really small exits and entrances if any, no left shoulder not to mention the fact that the concrete medians are not stuck to the ground and if any one hits the median on one side, the car on the other side gets hit too, poor signage, ect)

Highways in Mexico differ a lot from state to state and their conception of an "autopista" differs as well. I believe Mexico's biggest problem regarding highway building is a lack of proper standards. Each construction company kind of builds the highway at their own style and the government agrees.
It would be interesting, indeed, if Mexico could/would develop a nationwide highway network that mirrors the design standards of the USA's interstates, with the service density of the interstates.

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Old November 13th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #426
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@ Nikkodemo:
do you have pics from another state?, theres a lot from Puebla
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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #427
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Mexico doesn't really have any real standards as to motorways, expressways, freeways, autobahns, autopistas, etc. Most people in Mexico seem to call an "autopista" any dual carriageway disregarding if it has grade separated crossings, controlled access, etc. There are some good ones that go from city to city that are all tolled but even those don't have very high standards either (really small exits and entrances if any, no left shoulder not to mention the fact that the concrete medians are not stuck to the ground and if any one hits the median on one side, the car on the other side gets hit too, poor signage, ect)

Highways in Mexico differ a lot from state to state and their conception of an "autopista" differs as well. I believe Mexico's biggest problem regarding highway building is a lack of proper standards. Each construction company kind of builds the highway at their own style and the government agrees.
Fair enough! Thanks.

Can't wait to see more Mexico
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #428
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@ Nikkodemo:
do you have pics from another state?, theres a lot from Puebla
Yeah, I have more pics of Veracruz and several pics of Tlaxcala..

Unfortunately I haven't travelled too much...

But the next month I'm planning to travel to Mexico City, Querétaro and Celaya, I hope to take some pics about that highways.

Next page, more pics of Amozoc-Perote highway, it's very interesting.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #429
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cool, there's a lot of picture of that area Puebla-Tlaxcala-Veracruz, i wish i can have more age, a car an a lot of money to travel all around Mexico hehehe
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Old November 18th, 2009, 02:25 AM   #430
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cool, there's a lot of picture of that area Puebla-Tlaxcala-Veracruz, i wish i can have more age, a car an a lot of money to travel all around Mexico hehehe
Me too!!

Next page I'll post some pics of Monterrey - Saltillo!!!
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Old November 18th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #431
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Sorry, I can't wait anymore to post that pics, I promise you will like them!!!
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Is that the new toll motorway or the old free road?
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