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Old February 14th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #1541
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Interesting old ramp at US 101.

It's Barham Boulevard by the way.

The Hollywood Freeway is the most expensive traffic jam in the United States at $ 278 million of financial loss each year (one way!).
Is that the cost of congestion I take it?
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Old February 14th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #1542
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US highways looks great,but i think in a bigger cities they still need to work on traffic congestions.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1543
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I think that USA thread of "non interste highway" should have a thread of every state as europe countries has. California has one Texas, Maine and so on.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #1544
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That might be overkill. If a change had to be made, I would suggest closing the two existing threads and creating threads for controlled-access highways and non-controlled access highways and roads.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #1545
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If a change had to be made, I would suggest closing the two existing threads and creating threads for controlled-access highways and non-controlled access highways and roads.
I strongly agree that threads should be separated by controlled access vs. non-controlled access and then each main thread can be subdivided further. This current thread seems much too general (posts of cow paths and posts of 12-lane freeways can be right next to each other).
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #1546
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I kinda like it how it is... separated by system instead of by type of road.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #1547
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I kinda like it how it is... separated by system instead of by type of road.
My question to you is why wouldn't you want controlled access freeways lumped into the Interstate Highways thread? If your answer is because there are different design standards for each and they are separate enough to warrant their own thread I'd be in agreement with you.

I'd use the same argument for why the Non-interstate thread should be separated by access-controlled highways and non-access controlled highways and roads. A free-flowing 8-lane highway is a much different animal then a 4-lane boulevard that has signalized intersections and drives every 200 feet along it.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #1548
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I agree.

US road threads should be divided in access controlled and non-access on trolled threads.

It makes no sense to discuss I-95 FL in one threa and Florida Turnpike Extension in other for instance
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Old February 17th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #1549
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Very GOOD idea! Do it Chris!
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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:32 AM   #1550
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I agree.

US road threads should be divided in access controlled and non-access on trolled threads.

It makes no sense to discuss I-95 FL in one threa and Florida Turnpike Extension in other for instance
I dont agree with you.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:44 AM   #1551
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I also like things the way that they are, especially since non-interstates can often switch between two-lanes on the surface and full freeway many times over their length.

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Old February 17th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #1552
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My question to you is why wouldn't you want controlled access freeways lumped into the Interstate Highways thread? If your answer is because there are different design standards for each and they are separate enough to warrant their own thread I'd be in agreement with you.

I'd use the same argument for why the Non-interstate thread should be separated by access-controlled highways and non-access controlled highways and roads. A free-flowing 8-lane highway is a much different animal then a 4-lane boulevard that has signalized intersections and drives every 200 feet along it.
On the other hand, within the Interstate system, an urban thoroughfare with express and local lanes is a much different animal than a lonely I-10 through the desert.

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I also like things the way that they are, especially since non-interstates can often switch between two-lanes on the surface and full freeway many times over their length.

Mike
That's one other reason why.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #1553
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I also like things the way that they are, especially since non-interstates can often switch between two-lanes on the surface and full freeway many times over their length.

Mike
exactly. i agree!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #1554
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Well, then post the pictures of the freeway parts of these highways in the freeway thread and the non-freeway parts in the non-freeway thread. It's not as though we're not used to looking through two threads already.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #1555
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Epic video. 1984 Embarcadero Freeway (now defunct) in San Francisco:





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Old February 19th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #1556
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Epic video. 1984 Embarcadero Freeway (now defunct) in San Francisco:





Looking at that last picture, makes me glad to see that freeway being removed, as it totally blocks off San Francisco's waterfront from the rest of the city.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #1557
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I'm sure it opened up some scenic views for people in the city, but there's no good way to get from SFO to the Northern suburbs.

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Old February 19th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #1558
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The Embarcadero didn't provide good access to the north either, it was more like an oversized exit around downtown San Francisco.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #1559
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I'm pretty sure it was supposed to connect with the Golden Gate but it was stopped at downtown.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #1560
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I'm wondering if US 101 ran across it. Nowadays US 101 exits further south from the freeway.
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