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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #361
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well due to the fact that that the city decided to build no highways running right though the center of the city (which was a great idea), the 401 has become more busier then they planned it to be. Thats also why its the only highway going in that direction in Toronto.

There will be no more highways built in the city itself and any transportation expansions will be in transit. The are trying to tear down the highway that runs along its waterfront.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 06:05 AM   #362
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This is just the stupidest comment ever. If you have a little knowledge about Canada you would realise there is no practical nor economical use to build more freeways in that direction. Toronto happens to be an enormous city, and thus needs to cope with many people entering the city. Since the whole western world is driving cars big cities need big freeways. Furthermore, Canada is empty. It's endless and empty, so why build roads? For the local fauna to graze on? You don't build freeways for just a few people. Canada is a huge country but only has a pop of somewhere over 30 million if I'm not mistaking, so theres no need for more asphalt. It's such a simple thing to conclude.


Answer to your question: Canadians don't build more freeways in that direction because there's almost nobody to drive on them.


P.S: Extra lanes don't make freeways slower, it's on- and off-ramps that do.
While I applaud you for attemtping to defend Canada, I have to point out some errors.

We dont build more freeways in that direction because there is no more space to build them unless we venture out north of the city, and that would be pointless since the greater population is in the south. The greater Toronto Area has 3 highways which travel East-west, The QEW, 401, 407 and a section of the 403 travels east-west to connect the QEW and 401. If there was no one to drive on the roads, then I wouldnt have to sit in bumper to bumper traffic on my way to work and back home. The 401 during rush hour can become a parking lot.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 07:45 AM   #363
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I LOVE the Central Expressway in Dallas. IMHO, this road represents the gold standard of urban feeway excellence.

It's fun to drive on, looks cool, and is amazingly well-buffered from adjacent buildings by virtue of being in a 30 foot deep trench. The cross-streets can go straight across (no ramps to screw up adjacent driveways), the service road is slightly cantilevered (saving space), and most of the road noise gets swallowed up by the trench and overhanging service road. And somehow, they even managed to shoehorn some greenery into the median and planter boxes on the edge. One of my old co-workers actually lives about a hundred feet from that road... standing in her back yard, you'd have never known there was a major 8-lane freeway literally on the other side of the neighbor's house....

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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:52 AM   #364
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i'm amazed at those huge highways!!!

but i think people over there should use public transport

highways will never be big enough...
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Old July 26th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #365
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some amazing pictures here
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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #366
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nice highway but a highway that wide should not cut through the centre of a city.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #367
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I think it's friggin' awesome how America can mobilize so many people each days with the expressways it has built through its cities.

The expressway connecting two cities may have been a German concept, but using an expressway to get around town is something that was mastered in America.

Transit fans be damned.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #368
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Its not awesome, its symbolic of the decline of humanity.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #369
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This is more mindblowing than anything I've seen here...


I think Houston has the most impressive freeways in the world. I can't wait until they finish Interstate 10/ U.S. 90 (Katy Freeway) in Western Houston. That would be ******* awesome when finished.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 04:11 AM   #370
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but i think people over there should use public transport
Uh, we do.. lots of people use the subway, as well as streetcars and buses (hell, theres a higher per-capita transit usage than any other city in North America, but Montreal, and third in total usage only behind New York and Mexico City)
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Old July 27th, 2006, 04:11 AM   #371
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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.
Why don't they use an electronic toll? Toll boths are the worst bottlenecks possible
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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:23 AM   #372
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Toronto Freeways at Night

Saw these on Flickr, thought they were pretty cool.

























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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:28 AM   #373
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404, 401 and the Gardiner. That's all I can name. Hey in the Gardiner pic, I can see my sisters' place!
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Old November 12th, 2006, 06:54 AM   #374
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The last shot is gorgeous. The shutter speed isn't too long or too short.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #375
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Wow! That last one is amazing!
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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #376
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From the QEW in Oakville
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Old November 14th, 2006, 04:22 AM   #378
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Awesome photos!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #379
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Old November 15th, 2006, 06:57 PM   #380
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The last shot is gorgeous. The shutter speed isn't too long or too short.
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