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Old August 12th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #1641
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Old August 13th, 2010, 03:28 AM   #1642
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I was under the impression that Vancouver was trying its best to discourage the building of highways in an attempt to keep the city free from congestion, that it preferred public transit to highway infrastructure. I guess I was wrong...
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Old August 13th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #1643
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I was under the impression that Vancouver was trying its best to discourage the building of highways in an attempt to keep the city free from congestion, that it preferred public transit to highway infrastructure. I guess I was wrong...
In downtown Vancouver, they are attempting to do just that. Some new bike routes along major streets have opened, the newest on either the Georgia, or Grandview (Can't remember which) Viaduct. There is also, supposedly, more emphasis on increasing transit. 100% B.S. there, knowing TransLink...

Major route expansions/construction just outside of Vancouver, include widening the Hwy 1 corridor and replacing the Port Mann Bridge. Two new major Routes, known as the North and South Perimeter roads are either well into planning, or possibly even extremely early prep work.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 06:26 AM   #1644
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NS Highway 103 (the twinned section) to Exit 5.

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Old August 16th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #1645
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New video of mine, this one is of Highway 400. It also includes very short sections of the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #1646
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I was under the impression that Vancouver was trying its best to discourage the building of highways in an attempt to keep the city free from congestion, that it preferred public transit to highway infrastructure. I guess I was wrong...
You are probably thinking about the "City" of Vancouver where only 27% of the Metro Vancouver population resides. The other 73% resides outside the City of Vancouver. Sure, the City of Vancouver has no freeways (except the NE corner with Hwy 1) and will never build any highways. It's all transit all the time.

In Metro Vancouver, you have the massive Hwy 1 rebuild as well as the soon to be built SFPR freeway (albeit 2 intersections at its eastern end) connecting the 99, 91, and 1 fwys. Pre-load of the SFPR is substantially completed and the major construction contract has just been let.

Last year the 6-lane Golden Ears Bridge and expressway was completed and earlier this year the 8-lane Pit River Bridge/Mary Hill Bypass interchange along Hwy 7/the NFPR was also completed.

Of course, further rapid transit extensions are also planned into the suburbs.

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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #1647
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Some pics of the Nanaimo Parkway (Hwy 19) on central Vancouver Island:







Some pics of Hwy 19 on northern Vancouver Island:














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Old August 18th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #1648
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Some new photos of Highway 401 I took on a trip from London to Windsor.

6 lanes and a concrete surface. To my knowledge, this is the only part of Highway 401 that is concrete. I hate concrete as it is bumpy, but the drive was exceptionally smooth compared to the US Interstates.
Most of Hwy 401 is concrete. It's just mostly been overlaid with asphalt. This is why there are so many evenly spaced lateral bumps between London and Windsor.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #1649
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My newest video, this one is a little different. It is a drive on the Toronto "ring", consisting of Highways 401 and 427, the Gardiner Expressway, and the Don Valley Parkway. It's a complete lap (though, as mentioned in the video's description, nowadays Toronto extends well beyond this ring).

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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #1650
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Nice job! I call that the "Toronto Ring Road".

It was a little hard to absorb all of that in 3:25. Perhaps slowing it down by 50% (so 6:50 long) would make it a little more enjoyable to view.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #1651
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Thanks, and I agree. I was just too lazy to change it after I was done with the editing. I had a backlog of 4 videos from the past 2 months and I didn't have a lot of time to spend on them, but now all of them are up on my channel.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 08:39 PM   #1652
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Stumbled upon these amazing recreations of the Highway 401 / Allen Road interchange.

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Old August 24th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #1653
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Neat models, I tried making a interchange in Sketchup but it got too complicated for me.

For my first post on SSC, here's a couple pics showing the new Aberdeen Ave. overpass on Highway 403 and the old one. They built the new bridge deck near the old one and then when the were ready to replace the old one they closed the highway and then they switched the two bridge decks

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Old bridge deck sitting off the highway before it is dismantled:

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I found a short video with more info on the MTO website
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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #1654
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That SimCity interchange is pretty sweet, seems to take lots of land area though.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 06:48 AM   #1655
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This is New Brunswick's Route 2 between the border of Nova Scotia and its junction with Route 15. There's not a lot on here for NB, I'm noticing...
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Old August 28th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #1656
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Neat models, I tried making a interchange in Sketchup but it got too complicated for me.
Practice makes perfect you know. Just use the eraser tool, and you'll be all fine
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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #1657
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Highway 11 in Northern Ontario:


West of Thunder Bay, Highway 11 is pretty lightly traveled. The road is generally in good shape, and is dotted with lots of picturesque little lakes such as this. It is amazing how vast and pristine so much of Canada is.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #1658
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The tolled Golden Ears Bridge/Expressway crossing the Fraser River, connecting the eastern Metro Vancouver suburbs of Langley and Surrey, which was opened last summer:






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Old August 30th, 2010, 05:01 AM   #1659
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^ This may sound dumb, but I really wish that the Golden Ears Bridge had been given a highway number.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #1660
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^ This may sound dumb, but I really wish that the Golden Ears Bridge had been given a highway number.
Even still, that's one great looking bridge. It has a design similar to that super-long bridge near Shanghai.

I don't want to get on the topic of road numbers (unless you want to discuss it), but it seems to be a thing of the past. Not too many new roads have been given numbers in Canada since the turn of the century/milleniua.
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