daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 19th, 2015, 03:02 PM   #601
skanny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,126
Likes (Received): 1050

But with a certain density that some american city centers doesn't even reach ...
skanny no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 19th, 2015, 05:11 PM   #602
Blackraven
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Makati (in the Philippines)
Posts: 2,294
Likes (Received): 233

Quote:
Originally Posted by starrwulfe View Post


That's pretty much *most* residential streets in any part of Japan including the suburbs and countryside.
Valid point

That being said: Wouldn't it be better if they just made it a One Way only street.....instead of 2-way?

Would such a move pose a challenge to vehicular traffic flow in said area? (if all narrow 2-way roads were to be 1-way only instead)
Blackraven no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2015, 06:40 PM   #603
verreme
Registered User
 
verreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,392
Likes (Received): 645

I don't see the problem there. There are lots of streets and roads like that, not only in Japan, but also in most of Europe. My daily commute (in France) during most of last year featured a road with many narrow (2m) sections that were two-way. If two cars going the opposite way encounter, one of them has to give way to the other one according to some rules (usually the first to enter the narrow street has priority, but there are exceptions).
__________________
verreme no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #604
castermaild55
Registered User
 
castermaild55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,213
Likes (Received): 3058

Hachioji and Takao?.. rural tokyo street




Last edited by castermaild55; August 24th, 2015 at 12:47 PM.
castermaild55 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2015, 01:07 PM   #605
castermaild55
Registered User
 
castermaild55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,213
Likes (Received): 3058

how to... parking
chinese guys

castermaild55 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2015, 05:26 PM   #606
skanny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,126
Likes (Received): 1050

Is there updates for the ken-O expressway portion between Kōzaki IC and Taiei JCT ? It should have been completed since May ...

And any news about the progress between Sakai IC and Tsukuba IC btw ???

Last edited by skanny; August 27th, 2015 at 05:31 PM.
skanny no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2015, 09:39 PM   #607
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,582
Likes (Received): 19370

Kozaki - Daiei opened to traffic on 7 June 2015.

Sakai - Tsukuba is planned for 'fiscal year 2015', which could be in March 2016 as the Japanese fiscal year ends 31 March. There are typically a large number of expressway openings in March.
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

skanny liked this post
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #608
castermaild55
Registered User
 
castermaild55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,213
Likes (Received): 3058

if you live along with road side, you would see them.
every body used to annoy their noisy bikes though they are getting calm and small menbers
there are still many in Nagoya





Eng subb

Last edited by castermaild55; September 17th, 2015 at 08:13 PM.
castermaild55 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #609
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,582
Likes (Received): 19370

super two expressways

Government looks to widen more expressways for traffic

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has decided to simplify the procedure for increasing the number of lanes on expressways from one to two in each direction, for a total of four lanes, starting in October.

According to the transport ministry, about 70 percent of the nation’s expressways have a total of four or six lanes; the remaining about 30 percent, which total about 8,700 kilometers, have two lanes and are subject to the new system. The two-lane expressways already have the width, in principle, to be expanded to four lanes.
Full report: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002425168

Japan has two types of single carriageway expressways, those considered part of the national expressway network, and those known as a 'toll road' which are also often two-lane expressways. The distinction between the two is not always clear.

I'm surprised there is 8700 kilometers of two-lane expressways, as the national expressway network (日本の高速道路) (which includes some two-lane expressways) totals about 11000 kilometers. That means there are quite a lot of two-lane expressways outside the national network. Many are part of the national highways (般国道) with a route number.
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

Blackraven liked this post
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 10:09 PM   #610
Blackraven
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Makati (in the Philippines)
Posts: 2,294
Likes (Received): 233

Great news indeed.

More road lanes is always better imho =)
Blackraven no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2015, 08:07 PM   #611
bogdymol
bogdymod
 
bogdymol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 11,179

Hasashi interchange in Tokyo, Japan

__________________
Lived, Been, Drove in: A B BG BiH CH CZ D DK E F FIN FL GBZ GR H HR I IRL L M MNE P PL RO RSM S SK SLO SRB UK V
+ Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates & United States of America
my clinched highways
My wife has just started a travel blog. Check it out here: makeitcount.blog

04KUBZ, 8166UY, Blackraven, seemchecho, devo liked this post
bogdymol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2015, 08:24 PM   #612
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,582
Likes (Received): 19370

The Ken-O Expressway / National Highway 20 interchange
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

Blackraven liked this post
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2015, 01:00 PM   #613
radko
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 43
Likes (Received): 3

Hi,
How many motorways did Japan have in 1970s , 1980s? I'm interest in development (from 1960s) of Tokio elevated freeways. The best if you sent some maps to me.
According to me Tokio have modernest road infrasctructure in the world. That's pity, between houses are narrow streets.
radko no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #614
Zawwin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 4
Likes (Received): 0

Which is better

Which is better USA or Japan with these projects?
Zawwin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2015, 01:21 PM   #615
Sr.Horn
té con pastas member
 
Sr.Horn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13,461




Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
31 October 2015

An important 11 kilometer missing link of the Ken-O Expressway around Tokyo opened to traffic today. It runs from Okegawa-Kitamoto IC to Shiraoka-Shubu IC.

This means there is now finally a meaningful bypass for through traffic from the expressways from the west (Chuo & Tomei Expressways) to the north (Tohoku Expressway), eliminating the need to drive via central Tokyo or suburban streets.

244 out of 282 kilometers of Ken-O Expressway, the outer beltway of Tokyo, is now open to traffic.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.VjUnaGsd7Yg
The segment of new expressway comprises 10,8 kilometers between Okegawa-Kitamoto IC to Shiraoka-Shubu IC with a new Okegawa-Kano IC and a new service area, Shobu PA.

Aerial scenes from the inauguration day (Kyodo):



The morning of the inauguration (31 October) announcing the opening at 15:00 near Okegawa-Kano IC:











Opening Ceremony held by the local authorities and NEXCO East Japan in Shobu PA:



























Finally, few minutes before 15:00 with the "safety cars" ready at Okegawa-Kano toll:




















Photos:

http://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/do...31_728472.html - http://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/do...31_728496.html - http://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/do...31_728504.html

Front video of one of the first cars using the new sector of Expressway:

__________________

snowdog, JuaanAcosta, verreme, AlexisMD, Juhis and 3 others liked this post
Sr.Horn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2015, 05:47 AM   #616
espewe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 142
Likes (Received): 60

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zawwin View Post
Which is better USA or Japan with these projects?
personally i think Japan is better in building highway/infrastructure/something in tight places and too narrow for American to build (CMIIW). This results is more urban and exotic expressway in Japan than USA although most (at least, some) of westerners think the expressways are too tight and have many "dangerous" curves

As an asian, tight expressway or road is not a problem for me, as I live in a country where the land space is not as generous as USA
espewe no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2015, 11:20 AM   #617
-Pino-
Funkin' down the Track
 
-Pino-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 706
Likes (Received): 127

Pictures from my recent road trip through Japan. You'll find them at full size and mostly localised on Panoramio.

Starting on Route 120












ONto the Ken-etsu Expressway













Could anybody tell me what this sign means?

Then we turned off onto the Joshin-etsu Expressway














And some sundry photos elsewhere

Route 19






















Route 32 on Shikoku.
-Pino- no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2016, 01:58 PM   #618
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,582
Likes (Received): 19370

Japan expressway length

I made these graphs of the Japanese expressway network:





As you can see, 2015 was the best year for new expressway openings since 1997. However, a large share of recent expressway openings are two-lane expressways.

Three expressways in particular stand out for large sections opened in recent years;

* Higashi-Kyushu Expressway: 212 km opened since 2010
* Ken-O Expressway: 91 km opened since 2010
* Shin-Tomei Expressway: 162 km opened (2012 only)

However, the total length is not entirely correct as some opening dates are missing. The real network length is closer to 11200 km, also due to some routes being upgraded to national expressway classification. However, this figure includes two-lane expressways, which make up a larger share of the network than 10 years ago.

Last edited by ChrisZwolle; January 6th, 2016 at 02:04 PM.
ChrisZwolle está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2016, 06:55 PM   #619
castermaild55
Registered User
 
castermaild55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,213
Likes (Received): 3058


http://www.xn--ccka5hpa3gveb7d5dd974.../img/otani.jpg
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tateya...e_Alpine_Route

castermaild55 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2016, 06:57 PM   #620
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,480
Likes (Received): 2100

Doesn't feel very safe...
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium