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Old November 2nd, 2005, 05:31 AM   #281
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Nah, im not into bikes. Just kind of stumbled upon them and so on.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #282
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Uhh are there any new pics of Toronto freeways?
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Old November 6th, 2005, 06:53 AM   #283
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Old November 6th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #284
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[img]http://pro.******************/UG001246.jpg?size=67&uid={bad913c5-cb03-4f49-ab98-7f0fe99718bc}[/img]
Do people seriously think that this kind of thing is good? This is apocolyptic - literally. More of this is one of the worst visions of the future I could envisage. Look at the land area this takes up, think of the fumes going into the atmosphere and into drivers lungs and think of the ammount of fossil fuels that are being wasted by those hundreds of cars just sitting there. It's a doomsday scenario! No wonder Bush won't sign up to Kyoto.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #285
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A few new pictures for those interested

Hwy 401:







Hwy 403:



Hwy 404:



Hwy 427:


More Images Available at OntHighways.com

Thanks to Image Shack for Hosting the Images
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Old November 7th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #286
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That highway is for beginners to do car racing.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:36 PM   #287
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The 401 expressway has a reputation as being the most congested freeway/Expressway in canada. it also has a reputation as being the widest in the Toronto Region.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 04:54 AM   #288
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My favourite part of the 401:

Heading eastbound as you pass under the 410/403. The slope is slightly downhill, and then the collectors coming from the 410 merge to your right. Nothing but 5 lanes of open traffic. It's a drag strip! This photo is taken from the bottom of the "hill" well beyond the 410.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #289
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no wonder the freeways in toronto are so wide (and impressive) - for a city that size toronto doesn't have many freeways - hence the existing ones have to be wider:



I mean there is just one main east-west freeway (401) - the gardiner expressway can't hardly be compared to the 401...
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Old November 9th, 2005, 02:16 AM   #290
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Yup, two highways leading downtown were scrapped because of local residents. Good for them too, would have cut up the region into small little blocks.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 03:13 AM   #291
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I agree with you, mate.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 07:13 PM   #292
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A few new pictures for those interested

Hwy 427:
The center median has now been upgraded and has concrete barriors accross the middle just like the other 400 series hiways. They are slowing upgrading the rest of the 427 between the QEW and 401.

I just wish they would expand and extend the 427 further north past HWY 7. There needs to be more lanes north of the 401 as well. This stretch of Highway keeps getting too jammed all the way back down to the airport on most days. That's really bad.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #293
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Quote:
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no wonder the freeways in toronto are so wide (and impressive) - for a city that size toronto doesn't have many freeways - hence the existing ones have to be wider:



I mean there is just one main east-west freeway (401) - the gardiner expressway can't hardly be compared to the 401...
hehe, thats true
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Old November 12th, 2005, 09:08 AM   #294
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Its funny how people say it's there dreams to drive these huge highways, when i can drive the 401 everyday. The massive thing splits my town right down the middle, thats how we define North and south ajax. I guess since i've grown up with it I just take it for granted.
I grew up in South Pickering (West Shore). I consider the highway a giant river.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 09:14 AM   #295
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Y? it's 18 lanes at Morningside - Neilson in Scarborough, we just walk accross the bridge.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 09:25 AM   #296
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i travel frequently to the US west coast, both Socal and Norcal and they have some busy highways Not as big as 401, but they are long. You can easily compare toronto to those places such as LA and San francisco.

Toronto is getting worse every year in terms of congestion from vehicles. It's disgusting seeing so many cars all over the place, haha, i hate driving in toronto.
but i still love my city hahaha
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Old December 9th, 2005, 07:22 AM   #297
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~16 lanes
401


At Scarborough City Centre-- Toronto's 3rd Core (Ellipse Towers to the right)








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Old December 9th, 2005, 10:04 PM   #298
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Old December 10th, 2005, 01:21 AM   #299
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Nice pictures, the motion blurr turned out quite nicely for them.

I am guessing those pictures were taken fairly recently, judging by the near completion of the future HOV lane on the 404.

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Old December 10th, 2005, 02:36 AM   #300
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Interesting thread,


The 407TR belongs to a spanish company.

From the beginnings, Cintra has been awarded the management of 17 toll highways (1,700 km.) in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Chile, Canada and USA (Chicago).

The Bilbao-Behobia (Spain, 1968) and the 407 ETR (Canada, 1999) highways are milestones in the development of Cintra's business activities. The former was the first highway that was tendered for with private financing and management in Spain. Additionally, it was the first concession agreement whose term expired in 2003 after thirty-five years of management and investment. For its part, the 407 ETR Toronto beltway signified the largest private investment effort ever in a highway, amounting to 2,476 million euros. It also posed the challenge of developing and operating the first ever totally electronic "free flow" toll system in the world.




Date opened to traffic:
May 1999

Termination date:
2098

Length:
108 Km
Toll system:
Explicit and toll free.

Payment methods:
Electronic detection devices
(transponders) or license
plate identification.


Road characteristics:

This is an urban highway with 2+2 to 4+4 lanes, depending on the section. It has39 junctions and 190 lateral entry and exit lanes, all of which are equipped with electronic vehicle detection devices. Six of the junctions are rapid links to other motorways. Along its 108 km length, there are 137 overpasses and 80 underpasses.


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