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Old December 18th, 2004, 09:38 AM   #21
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Wierd how in shows like South Park think that Canada's highways are just 1 laned dirt roads. Funny how we have the busiest highway in NA! Pretty funny!
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Old December 18th, 2004, 10:32 PM   #22
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I've never noticed it before but you're right sonysnob. Hwy 2 in North Ajax is big box heaven, there used to be nothing along that stretch about ten years ago. South ajax i mostly industrial, but Ajax over all, as I call it,Suburbia at it's finest.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 03:32 AM   #23
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We seriously need freeways that wide in L.A. Although I think the 5 gets to 16 lanes when it approaches Disneyland, but just a few miles north it bottlenecks into 6 lanes which creates a traffic nightmare.

What is the traffic like on Toronto? Over here it is a catastrophe. 7-10am is rush hour, 10-2pm is pretty much at your own risk and then 2-7pm is rush hour yet again. Pretty much all day.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 05:51 AM   #24
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We seriously need freeways that wide in L.A. Although I think the 5 gets to 16 lanes when it approaches Disneyland, but just a few miles north it bottlenecks into 6 lanes which creates a traffic nightmare.

What is the traffic like on Toronto? Over here it is a catastrophe. 7-10am is rush hour, 10-2pm is pretty much at your own risk and then 2-7pm is rush hour yet again. Pretty much all day.
Except for the weekends, Toronto seems to be as jammed as LA during rush hours: 8-11am, 4-8pm.

Worst are Don Valley Parkway (Don Valley Parking lot), Hwy. 401 at 400 interchange & at airport bottleneck.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 08:42 AM   #25
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I've never noticed it before but you're right sonysnob. Hwy 2 in North Ajax is big box heaven, there used to be nothing along that stretch about ten years ago. South ajax i mostly industrial, but Ajax over all, as I call it,Suburbia at it's finest.
Yep, the only cool part of Ajax is PICKERING village.
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Old December 26th, 2004, 04:49 AM   #26
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Toronto definitely has some of the best Highways in North America.

I always love driving on the 401 when driving into the city and I always purposely drive to get on the Don Valley Parkway(best Expressway I've ever driven on) although best to drive at night.
The Gardiner is a great drive as well, hopefully once that area and strip becomes more developed and dense only then will that drive be even more amusing!! The view of the city entering from the Gardiner is very impressive nonetheless!!!
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Old December 26th, 2004, 05:31 AM   #27
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Wow these pictures are great. So many cars and lanes... just fantastic
I can't believe that even like that there are so many jams!
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Old December 29th, 2004, 09:28 AM   #28
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There are so many jams because suburbia has become like a plague that surrounds the city like the ring on a bathtub.They keep building and building, and the density is terribly weak. I wouldn't be surprised if my town, Ajax, holds the record for most houses, in the least amount of space. For such a small town, its ridiculous.
From the twon of ajax website"Ajax is a mid-sized community of about 67 square kilometres, with a rich heritage and diversity. In 2002, the population is estimated at 78,000 (estimated from the 2001 census figure of 73,753). This is an increase of about 15% since the census in 1996. In 2001 census, there were an estimated 23,642 homes in the town. " That is why there is still traffic jams, even on the worlds biggest highway.
Thanks Hillis, Pickering Village is very nice, too bad I don't live in that part, or any good part of the town for that matter.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 01:34 AM   #29
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We seriously need freeways that wide in L.A. Although I think the 5 gets to 16 lanes when it approaches Disneyland, but just a few miles north it bottlenecks into 6 lanes which creates a traffic nightmare.

What is the traffic like on Toronto? Over here it is a catastrophe. 7-10am is rush hour, 10-2pm is pretty much at your own risk and then 2-7pm is rush hour yet again. Pretty much all day.

The Santa Ana Freeway has 12 lanes. And there is an interchange (I-5/I-405 South) that has 24 lanes

But yeah, they alwaus seem to close them in at 6, and its never enough.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #30
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The freeways in LA are so damn confusing.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 02:59 AM   #31
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I cant wait for the provincial government to get itz ass in gera and build the 401 C/D to guelph
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Old January 5th, 2005, 07:11 AM   #32
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Weston Road is the next overpass.

The traffic on those highways are friggen insane. I live near Weston RD and the 401 and have NO love for those highways.
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Old January 5th, 2005, 09:52 AM   #33
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If there were roads like that near me I'd be depressed. A huge man-made scar on the landscape. Thank God for public transport!
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Old January 5th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #34
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^Yeah and thank god Toronto has great PT. A member from Toronto once said that the city would need 5 more large highways to handle the traffic that would exist as a result of not having the subway we currently have.
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Old January 6th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #35
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I cant wait for the provincial government to get itz ass in gera and build the 401 C/D to guelph
There is absolutely no chance of Hwy 401 being 12-laned westwards from Mississauga in the next 40 or 50 years. The 401/407 interchange was built for a 10 lane (5 per direction) configurating for the 401. The MTO (Ontario's Department of Transportation) has only ever planned a C-D as far west as just west of Mississauga Road in 'sauga.

From what I understand, lane widenings west of the 407 to Milton should be taking place along the 401 in the next 4 or 5 years.

There are many road enthusiasts that would love to see a small C/D from Hwy 8 to Hwy 24 in Cambridge, however, I don't think anyone thinks that is too likely to happen.

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Old January 15th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #36
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wonderful and amazing
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Old January 27th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #37
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401/don mills

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Old January 28th, 2005, 06:13 AM   #38
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FANTABULOUS PICTURE<<<<<<<<<< Deserving of a new thread on its own!!

And say whatever you wish about the Chrysler Towers, I love'em!! The impact they have while driving on the 401 is phenomenal. Wish we would have a night time shot of the exact same vantage point.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:30 PM   #39
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:45 PM   #40
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No matter how nice these highways look, it still is not enough to rid Toronto of its insane congestion and rush-hours! I get on the 401 every frigging morning for work at Leslie St. and head west towards the Kipling/Belfield exit (just after the Islington exit). The ride is only 15 kilometers but it takes me one hour whether I take the Express lanes or Collector lanes. It is a friggin joke! No wonder there is so much road rage in this city! There are too many cars!!!

In my opinion we need twenty 401's to get rid of the shit that takes place on a daily basis for millions of drivers in Toronto.

And yes, I have been to LA. They have bad traffic there too, but it pales in comparison to Toronto's 401 and DVP!
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