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Old October 8th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #241
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Its either Houstan or Dalles
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Old October 8th, 2005, 01:02 AM   #242
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It is Dallas
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Old October 14th, 2005, 12:53 AM   #243
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no other cities can compare Highway 401 (MC Freeway)
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:15 AM   #244
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Another pic of Acceso Norte
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Old October 14th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #245
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"I've been on Central in Dallas and the 401 (and all of the Toronto area fwys) and Central is much more interesting. the 401 is just like a field. It's not very urban."


Not sure what constitutes "interesting" in your mind???

As for the 401 not being "urban"...well, when it was origionally designed, it was put north of the city (we tend not to ruin our cities by running freeways all through the inner city). But travelling on it through the actual city, considering the amount of built form around it (far more than Dallas), I don't know how you could make that comment...perhaps you were travelling on it out in the countryside??

For an "urban" freeway experience, it's hard to beat the Gardiner snaking right through downtown on it's elevated perch....you can almost literally reach out and touch the buildings. It might be a blight on the downtown, but for sheer skyscraper gazing while driving...it's pretty impressive.

For "pretty", it's hard to beat the DVP.






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Old October 14th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #246
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But travelling on it through the actual city, considering the amount of built form around it (far more than Dallas), I don't know how you could make that comment...perhaps you were travelling on it out in the countryside??

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Old October 14th, 2005, 08:51 PM   #247
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^ Have you driven the 401?? It is significantly lined by highrises for much of its root through Toronto.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 05:34 AM   #248
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"****** boosters"


Boosting what?????? I'm not a big fan of highways.

Just offering some evidence contrary to someone's comment.





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Old October 19th, 2005, 05:41 AM   #249
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I believe this photograph qualifies as mindblowing:

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Old October 19th, 2005, 08:06 AM   #250
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I believe this photograph qualifies as mindblowing:


Hate it...
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Old October 19th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #251
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i love 401
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Old October 20th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #252
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mind blowing for all the wrong reasons. cant believe people getting in to this "my freeways bigger than yours" debate
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Old October 21st, 2005, 02:40 AM   #253
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mind blowing for all the wrong reasons. cant believe people getting in to this "my freeways bigger than yours" debate
Yes, I agree. I think it would actually be rather embarassing for people to see the incredible crap that substitutes for "urbanism" or "world-class-city" or whatever the hell the label-of-the-moment is.

All of these pictures portray a mind-set that is damaging to the idea of a livable city. Yes, gang, let's make bigger, more dense freeways that will even further drain the lifeblood of a modern metropolis.

Let's make OUR infrastructure the best damned killer of a civilized city than any other!
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Old October 21st, 2005, 02:53 AM   #254
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The 401 has little of any effect on downtown Toronto, except for some commuters.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 03:59 AM   #255
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Freeways are going to be build, no matter what.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 04:44 AM   #256
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TORONTO - 401

That's at least 14 lanes... plus it branches off to the right.
There is a subway line close to those highrises.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 05:02 AM   #257
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This picture seemed appropriate for this forum.

Its of the Gardiner (Former QEW) from Islinton Avenue in Etobicoke.

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Old October 21st, 2005, 06:32 AM   #258
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90/94 Northeast Illinois (Chicago)

90/94 Dan Ryan & Kennedy Expressway





Kennedy Expressway (90/94) I-55 to Edens/Kennedy Jct



The Virgin Mary at the Fullerton Exit
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Old October 21st, 2005, 06:39 AM   #259
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90/94 Dan Ryan & Kennedy Expressway
lol, what a mess. I imagine they regret making all those ramps.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 11:06 AM   #260
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That section of the Dan Ryan is a classic. Definitely belongs on the mind blowing hall of fame.
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