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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:30 PM   #61
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Great videos! I subscribed! Did you make them?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:55 PM   #62
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Very clean and beautiful. Not congested at all for such a large metropolis. Good traffic infrastructure Tokyo .

How do the speed limits look in Tokyo and Japan?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:38 PM   #63
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100km/h for Japan. I noticed that Japanese drivers stay on the passing lane after passing a car.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:57 PM   #64
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maybe because they drive on the left hand side
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 08:36 PM   #65
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looks like tracks from video games! great stuff
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 09:15 PM   #66
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nice videos
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #67
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Awsome vids! Thanks for sharing
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Old May 4th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #68
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Cool videos... the streets look very empty at that time. I remeber when i was in Japan in summer, I stuck many times in a traffic jam in Tokyo.

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maybe because they drive on the left hand side
It's not the reason, they are just polite and social drivers. When I stuck in a traffic jam, I also noticed they didnt try to push foward and often switch the lines.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #69
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i find it interesting how exits appear on both sides!
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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #70
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Nice videos !

Some remarks:
- Why do most motorways don't have any shoulder ?
- The lanes on the local streets seem very narrow to me.
- Ludicrous number of traffic lights, most of them could use some tuning...
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #71
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man, there's NO SPACE at all
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #72
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No shit, Sherlock! It's Tokyo!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #73
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Nice videos !

Some remarks:
- Why do most motorways don't have any shoulder ?
- The lanes on the local streets seem very narrow to me.
- Ludicrous number of traffic lights, most of them could use some tuning...
I'm not Japanese and I know the answer. (no offence of course)

Tokyo is extremely dense and they don't have enough space to build these wide highways. Unlike the US, in which the commercial zones moved to surround the freeways, in Japan expressways were built after the urban layout was already there. So roads are extremely narrow and expressways are four lanes with no shoulders and are built on hideously expensive bridges and flyovers.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #74
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No shit, Sherlock! It's Tokyo!
thats what i ment too, and it was a remark to aswnl's post.
i thought that was clear without emoticons or quoting, since it was right after his remark...
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #75
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When building on viaducts there's plenty of space to make some hard shoulders only a few metres wide. Seems more a question of construction costs to me - on the other hand I see a lot of toll booths...
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Old July 9th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #76
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A beautiful set of photos from Tokyo interchanges on Flickr
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Old July 9th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #77
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As far as I know, the maximum speed limit on Japanese expressways is only 100 km/h, and motorcycles with engine displacement lower than 125 cc are not allowed to be used there, am I right?

In addition, not all expressways in Japan are 4-lane expressways - there are some 2-lane expressways with standards similar with Swiss autostrasse.

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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:49 AM   #78
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Why are nearly all expressways 2x2-laned? In a metropolis of 42,000,000 inhabitants...
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Why are nearly all expressways 2x2-laned? In a metropolis of 42,000,000 inhabitants...
You think Tokyo would be a 24/7 parking lot on it's expressways. However, the Tokyo density justifies it's gigantic public transport system and since there are like no parking spots, everybody is kind of forced onto the trains and subways.
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