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Old October 31st, 2008, 10:36 AM   #141
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The Ringroad C2 is currently an 11 kilometer underground expressway. It might be the longest underground expwy in the world.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 12:31 PM   #142
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I get it now, thanks. Really marvelus solution.
lol me too didn't see that there is a difference in height
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:48 PM   #143
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Tokyo's expressways are as urban as you can get:

elevated, doubledecked expressways through street canyons.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 01:25 AM   #144
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^ Yeah, Tokyo looks like an urban driving mecca (as long as you're not in a traffic jam, of course). I also like there are many expressways with no more than four lanes (though they seem a bit claustrophobic to me), that way you're more "integrated" into the city.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM   #145
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May I have a question.

What is the different between JCT. and IC. ?
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 04:51 PM   #146
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As far as I noticed, a JCT is an expressway-to-expressway interchange and an IC is a normal exit to surface streets. They also have a SIC, which is a "smart interchange" and is an electronic toll exit only I believe. The toll gate is unmanned here.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 07:55 PM   #147
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Old December 5th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #148
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i found another picture of that highway through building... different angle...

[IMG]http://i37.************/242dd9e.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 5th, 2008, 02:40 PM   #149
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tokyo expressway looks very advanced and ultra modern
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Old December 16th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #150
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^ Yeah, Tokyo looks like an urban driving mecca (as long as you're not in a traffic jam, of course). I also like there are many expressways with no more than four lanes (though they seem a bit claustrophobic to me), that way you're more "integrated" into the city.
Sorry to dredge up an old comment, but I'd really struggle with driving in Tokyo, lots of single lane very narrow roads everywhere and most roads have a 40km/h or less speed limits in the urban area - that must be so slow! An absolute mecca for the pedestrian and cyclist though!
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #151
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Actually Tokyo has plenty of multilane roads.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #152
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Actually Tokyo has plenty of multilane roads.
Not as many as one would think in a city of its size, especially compared to the ubiquitous multi-lane roads in new world countries! Plus the low speed limit still applies on most multi-lane roads. There is excellent coverage on Google Street view if you're interested Chris! I know that you'd love to do a virtual drive around the city. I've done quite an extensive "drive" around now for interests sake and it really is an incredible looking city!

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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #153
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Actually Tokyo has plenty of multilane roads.
Not sure about this.

Actually, from what I see, a lot of roads in Tokyo are only one-lane. Based from what I know though, the only place with the super many multilane roads is of course the Wangan Line of the Shuto Expressway (esp. the route from Daiba all the way up to the Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge). Some select areas of the Yokohane line also have more than two lanes (the one in Kariba I think)

You can check this out when you play any Tokyo Xtreme Racer video game or if you play Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 in the arcade.

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Old December 17th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #154
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Japanese expressways= one of the greatest in all world! And from pics in page #3 are awesome!!!
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Old December 21st, 2008, 11:31 PM   #155
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Pic from the seventies, expressway interchange in Osaka (the type of interchange i like more)

Here is how this area is in the actuality
http://maps.google.es/maps?f=q&hl=es...13733&t=k&z=17
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Old December 21st, 2008, 11:39 PM   #156
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That's a "turbine interchange". All directions can flow smoothly, but they tend to take up somewhat more space than a stack due to the long curve. It has a higher capacity than a standard cloverleaf due to the higher speeds. It's not a very common interchange though, at least not the ones that are a complete turbine (thus not a hybrid).
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:30 PM   #157
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That's a "turbine interchange". All directions can flow smoothly, but they tend to take up somewhat more space than a stack due to the long curve. It has a higher capacity than a standard cloverleaf due to the higher speeds. It's not a very common interchange though, at least not the ones that are a complete turbine (thus not a hybrid).
thanks for naming the interchange type
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 01:03 AM   #158
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Those urban Tokyo freeways look pretty exactly like those in Shanghai (except in Shanghai the buildings surrounding them are taller)!

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:54 PM   #159
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This elevated highway in Shanghai looks way smaller compared to the ones you see in Tokyo.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:13 PM   #160
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Actually, most Tokyo elevated expressways have only 2x2 lanes instead of the 2x3 lanes shown.
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