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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #441
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Old April 15th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #442
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^that is ridiculous

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The roads are very nice, but commieblocks look somewhat depressing.
yes they do, does your country have any?
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:15 AM   #443
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yes they do, does your country have any?
Well, my country cannot be easily defined But to answer your question:
  • Russia (former Eastern Prussia) - entire cities consist only of commieblocks. Ugly, depressing, ridiculous commieblocks.
  • Germany (especially Eastern Germany) - has quite a lot of them. Not as many as Russia though. And not as depressing.
  • United States (Western States) - commieblocks are almost non-existent here. However, cities on the East Coast has some.
Actually, Oakland has a complex of residential highrise flats, but they look OK.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #444
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I swear, they could double the lanes and it would still fill up. I have mixed feelings about the 401. From a highway geek standpoint I'm in complete awe. From a human standpoint I'm left shaking my head thinking...."people complain about US sprawl?!?"
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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #445
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I swear, they could double the lanes and it would still fill up. I have mixed feelings about the 401. From a highway geek standpoint I'm in complete awe. From a human standpoint I'm left shaking my head thinking...."people complain about US sprawl?!?"
But thats not a pic of sprawl, its a pic of the 401, sure there is sprawl, but it is mostly densely packed homes, and there is 10 feet in between
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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #446
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i welcome you to drive down the 401 in the Toronto city limits and i am sure you will take back that comment.


There are hundrends of apartment buildings and condos in view and along length.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #447
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I wasn't talking about around the 401, but sprawl in general in the GTA, it doesn't compare to what is in the states, here it is densely packed homes, townhomes, and semi's, and in the states, sprawl consists of single detached homes
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:50 AM   #448
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Yeah, Toronto's sprawl is more contained and packed in...those houses in the suburbs have literally no breathing room, from what I've seen, as a visitor.

It reminds me a bit of California.



Average Toronto-area sprawl...some new stuff off Route 401 west of the city.



Compare this to sprawl in Hartford, where I live, Northeastern US cities have some of the most spread-out sprawl in the country. And there are worse examples...lots of sprawl here is covered by forest though, unlike here.

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Old April 17th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #449
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You ain't seen nothing yet.
This is some typical Belgian sprawl north of the city of Antwerp :

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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #450
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that dense picture is exactly how place looks like...
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Old April 25th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #451
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the DVP is alright as it goes through a river valley.

I find this hard to accept. Wouldn't it have been better to put the "parkway" through some industrial or commercial areas, and make the entire Don Valley Ravine a huge long park for walking and cycling, and to provide some habitat for birds and other wildlife in the metro area?
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You ain't seen nothing yet.
This is some typical Belgian sprawl north of the city of Antwerp :

Interesting indeed. Any idea on the average size of these properties, what the homes sell for, and what kind of occupations/incomes the residents typically have? Maybe this is a select suburb for that 1% of the population who are either tax accountants, corporate lawyers, or doctors/dentists.
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I find this hard to accept. Wouldn't it have been better to put the "parkway" through some industrial or commercial areas, and make the entire Don Valley Ravine a huge long park for walking and cycling, and to provide some habitat for birds and other wildlife in the metro area?
It's a fairly large valley.. it serves all of those purposes to a degree.
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it is alright, there is still massive vasts of parkland in that valley.

If you still don't like that one the humber river valley has no highway in it..
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Old May 21st, 2007, 05:20 AM   #455
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Why do you retards oppose highways for? They do bring some advantages you know.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:32 AM   #456
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I don't want this sort of stuff in my city. Great photos, Great destruction. God help you.
I do.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #457
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Those are amazing!!!


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Old June 1st, 2007, 01:37 PM   #458
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Does anyone have any Don Valley Parkway, East and West Mall near Pearson, QEW near the Ford plant and/or near the CNE, and Gardiner Expressway pics?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #459
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Ville-Marie expressway pillar claimed to have shifted

Where the Ville-Marie expressway emerges from the west end of downtown here coursing a 40-year-old elevated route for a few kilometres, a pillar is believed to have shifted. The pillar, shoring up its four lanes of one-way travel, supposedly has a massive diagonal fissure. Radio interviewed a university prof yesterday who went to investigate the site. The prof says he's never seen this kind of detrioration out in the field, only in the lab. Today, a newspaper here claims the integrity of the structure holding the other (opposite) four lanes might have also diminished, and that the land underneath has buckled up or somehow shifted . . .

I wish we'd get ourselves lots of electric trains. Automobiles get on my nerves.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #460
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The state of Montreals freeways is an absolute shame.... something needs to be done.

Are they going to close this section? I was on the ville-marie just last week.
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