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Old September 16th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #181
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Old September 16th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #182
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But by the airport there is no collector/express... but wait? There are no high beams. meaning it is by the airport. I dont beleive the 401 crossed over the 427 as yet though, concluding that it is Toronto.
I took this picture, it is taken looking east from the Dixie Road overpass in Mississauga in the summer of 2004.

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Old September 16th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #183
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What about it??? Those higher roads don't even look like they are part of the highway, just some weird on/off ramp slash road. The real amazing thing about the 401 is the length it goes on being so big also, this thing is probably some short distance highway at that width.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 03:55 AM   #184
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they are service roads which only occur heavily in Texas

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this thing is probably some short distance highway at that width.
what?

except for being wide what is so special about the 401?
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:20 AM   #185
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except for being wide what is so special about the 401?
haha yeah, i think the canadians made it the only freeway going in that direction so that they could have something to rant about, stupid idea really, why dont they just make more freeways going in that direction. everyone knows that when freeways become wide after a certain point each lane added makes things slower rather than faster.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:21 AM   #186
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and that pic is not mind blowing, look at all that waste of space between the dividers!
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:26 AM   #187
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Good freeway pic. The size is enormous.

We have a few good-sized ones here in LA as well.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:26 AM   #188
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haha yeah, i think the canadians made it the only freeway going in that direction so that they could have something to rant about, stupid idea really, why dont they just make more freeways going in that direction. everyone knows that when freeways become wide after a certain point each lane added makes things slower rather than faster.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:45 AM   #189
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dude, consider it, it makes sense... more lanes means more merging between lanes, merging makes it slower, i read it in some newspaper (they were talkn about an expansion of the 22 freeway here) I think it was 14 or 16 lanes, that after that each lane you added was as if you were taking one away, it made things worse
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Old September 17th, 2005, 05:52 AM   #190
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except for being wide what is so special about the 401?

Well it is the busiest freeway in North America, probably the world. As far as highways go that is pretty "special".


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and that pic is not mind blowing, look at all that waste of space between the dividers!
This comment makes no sense at all. They are emergency lanes and shoulders, you can't have 10 lanes each direction with only 1 divider.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 03:23 AM   #191
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That 401 picture at the top of this thread reminds me of the M8 in Glasgow(Which in my opinion is more spectacular than the 401 and is as spectacular as a road can be )







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This is more mindblowing than anything I've seen here...

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 04:33 PM   #193
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those cheaters are driving along the shoulders though, lol
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 04:48 PM   #194
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Those "cheaters" are trying to escape a hurricane, einstein.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 05:01 PM   #195
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uh thanks but I was already aware.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 05:08 PM   #196
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People are forgetting about ETR 407, another East-West route just North of Toronto.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 05:15 PM   #197
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That 401 picture at the top of this thread reminds me of the M8 in Glasgow(Which in my opinion is more spectacular than the 401 and is as spectacular as a road can be )







This thing is only 12 lanes wide, has flimsy little guard rails, lacks safety lanes and shoulders in some spots. Infact I'd go as far to say this wouldnt even be allowed to be built in many North American jurisdictions.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 07:59 PM   #198
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Well, European motorways are generally much, much better than North American ones.
That Glasgow piece looks a bit twisted though..
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 08:20 PM   #199
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the M8 freeway looks fine.. but its in no way better than 401... 401 is Huge..
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:20 PM   #200
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do u hv more mind-blowing pics of 401? That pic though mind blowing but still not enough to convince me.
www.OntHighways.com/highway_401.htm for more pictures of the 401. The 'mind blowing' pictures are located in the Guelph to Toronto, and Toronto to Cobourg Galleries.

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