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Old October 25th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #261
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Freeways are going to be build, no matter what.
Maybe in North America they are because there the car is king but other places have a chance to develop their transport infrastructure in a different way, a more sustainable way. Of course freeways are still going to be built for the time being but always, I don't think so. Eventually that will become impossible.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #262
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The 401 is north america busiest freeway(500 000+ commuters daily) & world largest (16 to 20) lanes + Yonge street crossing it, is the longest street in the world (1,896 kilometres = 1,178 milles)!!!!


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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #263
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Toronto, GTA, Ontario, Canada, God bless.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #264
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It's all love for Toronto!!
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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:27 PM   #265
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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:35 PM   #266
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Almost the entire of the UK uses box-beam or wire barriers for it's Motorways. There is no need for concrete guards - they cost more and are dangerous to crash into. I honestly don't know why everyone else uses them.
Well, if you crash into the guard rail that's your problem. But if you crash into those old metal shits, your ganna be a hundred oncomming car's problems.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:39 PM   #267
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Younge street
People spelling Eglinton, EGLINGTON!!! People spelling Yonge, YOUNGE!!!

They should have a killing ceremony at city hall.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 03:15 AM   #268
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Toronto Freeway Videos

Some freeway videos through Toronto. You will notice with alot of these the sheer amount of construction needed to keep them running, the construction is obviously marked by orange pylons/signs. Large freeways, heavy traffic, harsh climate can do an absolute number these.

Anyway, here you go. Remember to put in fullscreen also, even though it might be abit more blurry. Oh yeah, techno lovers will enjoy also, lol.

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Non Highways

Queen Street, through Toronto
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Vic Avenue
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Old October 30th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #269
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Nice videos, but please don't call that crappy music techno.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:49 PM   #270
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Everytime I come to Toronto, I like the way the 401 looks, 160 on the dash, i'm on the expressway. Vrooooum!!!!
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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #271
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That post is hilarious.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 12:14 AM   #272
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Looks like a lot of pot holes in some places.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 12:28 AM   #273
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Its actually not that bad except the construction spots. These are probably 5 years old also.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 01:16 AM   #274
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world largest (16 to 20) lanes
I only count 14 lanes in the photo... I don't think I've ever seen a picture of the 20 lane section of 401.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 04:55 AM   #275
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^ if you noticed, the lanes merge off making it only 14 lanes, but then right after more lanes merge on. So it is 14 lanes only for that one little section you counted and then right back to 16.

It reaches 20 lanes here towards the bottom, don't know how continuous it is though.

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Old October 31st, 2005, 06:49 PM   #276
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It seems common to count collector ramps as actual lanes on the 401 freeway... which I don't really agree with but whatever. In that case it would seem that the Bay Bridge toll plaza may one of the widest roadways in the world... despite its short distance:

[IMG]http://pro.******************/UG001246.jpg?size=67&uid={bad913c5-cb03-4f49-ab98-7f0fe99718bc}[/IMG]
This picture is only traffic in one direction.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 11:53 PM   #277
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^ I dont see where counting the on/off ramps as lanes has happened. In that picture I showed you can't tell where the ramps start or end. Sometimes when the ramp merges with the highway it just keeps going along as a new lane.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 01:42 AM   #278
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DrJoe, I think that stretch of the 401 covers from the 410 to the 427....
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Old November 1st, 2005, 02:31 PM   #279
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Cool vids
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:00 AM   #280
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The videos are nice, but I'd have liked them more if they had been in real time, and had the real life sounds instead of the "music".

Btw Dr.Joe, how did you find out about these videos? Are you actually into biking?
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