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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #141
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You have the best avatar animation ever Alex Von Königsberg!
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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #142
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #143
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so wierd that same highway in San Francisco is the same one i used to enter New York...
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Old February 6th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #144
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #145
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berlin:
left and right the autobahn and in the middle the trains






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and there is a building on the autobahn




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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #146
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Since nobody has yet posted the pics of urban motorways in the States, I decided to share a few from my last trip to San Francisco.

Although these motorway signs are easy to understand, I don't like them because they look crappy. Oversized route shields take too much space and the font is not as neat as on the German signs. IMHO.
Specifically, you are near El Cerrito, the sign to the left of your first picture is of the Pacific East Mall, a predominantly Asian "shopping center" of about 20-25 shops (including many restaurants). Heading south, you're about a mile and a half or so from university ave, which is one of the main roads to the famous UC Berkeley!

And yes, one thing that pisses me off about US highway signs is their lack of high-techness as well, as well as being quite dirty. My biggest bug, though, is that they never tell you which direction you are going until you are very close!

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so wierd that same highway in San Francisco is the same one i used to enter New York...
It's not weird at all! The I-80 runs all the way from San Francisco (at the Bay Bridge) through Oakland, Salt Lake City, Des Moines, Chicago, Cleveland, and eventually NYC! So if you ever need to drive from NYC to SF, you only need to take one road
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #147
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They have that in Essen too.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #148
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #149
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Cool photos!

That motorway in Berlin with building on it is really extraordinary! And this picture looks somehow unusual to me.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #150
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^ That is the A113.

Those Melbourne pics are really cool. But Australian signage will never be my favourite, although it's not really bad, like they've got in the UK.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #151
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Is that the AVUS?
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Old February 9th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #152
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To the guy who posted the Melbourne pics...it's interesting how your road signs are like a hybrid of US / British road signs. Sorry to be a geek, but I find that fascinating. Your roads look like US roads, but your signs are more like UK signs. Is there any reason for this, or is it just one of those things?
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Old February 9th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #153
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And yes, one thing that pisses me off about US highway signs is their lack of high-techness as well, as well as being quite dirty. My biggest bug, though, is that they never tell you which direction you are going until you are very close!
Yeah, but that's just California signage. Caltrans (the state transportation department) specifically uses old-school signage, for whatever reason, I do not know. I know that in Texas (where I am from), there are reflective highway signs, variable message boards, and all sorts of other things that you would find in most other countries (except variable speed limits, like anyone follows the speed limit in the first place!).

Well, being from Houston, I figure I should put some pictures of our best urban freeway, the brand-new U.S. 59 trench. (Still under construction when taken)







Thanks to www.houstonfreeways.com for the great photos!
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Old February 9th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #154
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Is that the AVUS?
No this is a pic of the new A113 in Southeastern Berlin. The AVUS is in Southwestern Berlin, and MUCH older, i thought it was one of the oldest in the world.
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^ I think THE oldest (from 1921).
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Old February 9th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #156
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^ I think THE oldest (from 1921).
Well there were some motorways in early stages between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, and near Milano, Italy. I don't know how old that one exactly is.

Our oldest motorway dates back from 1936.
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I was actually driving along the AVUS but I was only told later... So I wasn't paying that much attention.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #158
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Well there were some motorways in early stages between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, and near Milano, Italy. I don't know how old that one exactly is.
AFAIK the one near Milan (the currently 8-km 8-lane stretch of the A8 motorway between A4 and A9; sounds ****** complicated) is the oldest PUBLIC motorway in the world (because AVUS was at first reserved only for Hitler and the likes), I think from 1924, and it's also the world's oldest toll-motorway AFAIK. Btw, I hate that toll, on only 8-km stretch, in the middle of it.
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I heard that that A8 Autostrada, was first a single lane carriageway. It wasn't a real motorway, as we know now.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #160
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