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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #481
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Yes, the portion in Alberta around Banff has been significantly improved, and even has wildlife crossings. Due to the increased tourism traffic, there are a few more lanes whereas other parts of the highway in the emptier parts of the country are more basic.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #482
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Oh my god, that´s a highway, jesus christ.


The villageroad in the village my relatives live in bulgaria looks better. :p
Not only is that not a highway, that isn't Canada. I'm not sure where you got that photo, but those red tiles on the houses do not look Canadian at all.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #483
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Yeah, there is no way it can be Canada. Just look at the parked car in the top left corner - it has a European-like number plate!

radi6404, I think you owe our Canadian friends an apology
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Old June 29th, 2007, 10:18 AM   #484
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I'm guessing it's Bulgaria.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #485
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a highway can be any road. Some people think when they hear about a highway in terms of 6 lanes, but it can be some lone single lane road too. When you say highway in Europe, you are usually referring to motorway-like roads.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #486
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^ this is true. Often in Canada (and the US) a highway simply means a major 2-lane road.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #487
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Oh my god, that´s a highway, jesus christ.


The villageroad in the village my relatives live in bulgaria looks better. :p
Can't you people read? He said the road was "in Bulgaria". And by saying "highway" he was referring to the TCH, not this road, which indeed isn't highway, as it's not particularly important, but the TCH nevertheless is.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #488
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Ive you ever drive the TCH, DO NOT drive through Northern Ontario at night. Stop and wait out the night, it's an extremely dangerous highway. Many places have very soft shoulders, and washouts aren't uncommon. There are also animals. Those kill a good number every year.

Other than that, it's more the Trans-Canada Backcountry Road than Trans-Canada Highway.

I'm serious about Northern Ontario's highways. If the animals and cliffs don't kill you, the transports and soft shoulders will. Even for locals, driving that thing at night is scary as hell.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #489
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^ It doesn't surprise me to hear someone from Thunder Bay say that about our highways. While it is true that motorists should be extremely careful driving at night along any stretch of TCH in Northern Ontario, the road isn't unsafe to travel by any means. The threat of moose is indeed very real, however it is not as if large caverns open up in the middle of the highway at night, that traffic can just openly fall into. The TCH through Northern Ontario (particularly Highway 17) is a very well designed highway, despite its number of lanes and lack of fully paved shoulders.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #490
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"The TCH through Northern Ontario (particularly Highway 17) is a very well designed highway"



Yeah, and the TCH is the crown jewel of Northern Roads. Most of the other highways aren't even paved!
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Old June 29th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #491
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Well, it was kind of confusing....and besides, that village street does NOT look better than the TCH.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #492
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Well, it was kind of confusing....and besides, that village street does NOT look better than the TCH.
Ofcourse it does look WAY better than the THC, just look on some pics of it man, it looks awful, i can show you good tow lamed highways but this surely isn´t.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #493
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Waiting for pictures of the Struma motorway.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #494
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Ive you ever drive the TCH, DO NOT drive through Northern Ontario at night. Stop and wait out the night, it's an extremely dangerous highway. Many places have very soft shoulders, and washouts aren't uncommon. There are also animals. Those kill a good number every year.
I think you're overreacting. While I wasn't yet in Canada, I'm sure that driving on that highway is not more dangerous than on many rural highways in Europe.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #495
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Waiting for pictures of the Struma motorway.
No, Canadians are dreaming of such a highway like the Sruma motorway with extremly shiny crashbarriers and a very modern look. I am kidding.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #496
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It's all sooooo shinyyy!!!

What did you smoke?

just kidding.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #497
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I did smoke nothing, travelling on the new Struma motorway however is like taking drugs.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #498
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Radi, is there any place in the world that can beat Bulgaria in anything? You criticise German roads and compare the TCH with the local Bulgarian half-paved road without any marking. I don't know if you ever drove on TCH, but I did drive in Bulgaria back in 2002. Trust me, you cannot even compare Bulgaria and Canada because they are in different weight categories.

When Bulgaria moves 15-20 degrees to the North, builds 8,000-km expressway and manages to maintain it, then we can start this discussion again
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Old June 30th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #499
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I'd love to drive all the TCH in a big road trip!


Radi is getting a bit arrogant.
It's comprehensible, taken into account Bulgaria has the best road network in the world...
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Old June 30th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #500
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I think you're overreacting. While I wasn't yet in Canada, I'm sure that driving on that highway is not more dangerous than on many rural highways in Europe.

?! Hum... let's see: in a rural road in Europa there's usually no wild animals like mooses regularly crossing the roads, the traffic is much higher, and your probably some 20 (or less... this would be like a worst case scenario) km's away from the nearest village.

If you sayd: It's not more dagerouse than on may rural highways in northern scandinavia, that I'd agree with you. (ok, ok, scandinacia is in Europe, but it's just a part of it)
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