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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #181
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Definetely !
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #182
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The British motorway network truly sucks, but what do red lines represent?
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #183
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wishful proposals of motorists association or something
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Old December 4th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #184
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Dual carriageways I guess.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #185
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No way, many opf this red roads are currently normal roads
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Old December 5th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #186
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UK motorway network

Shockingly poor compared to population density

I'm still amazed that the M1 becomes little more than a 2 lane road in Northumberland. Especially when considering how important it is as a main route into Scotland.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #187
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Yeah, it really sucks. The red routes are probably A-routes, which can either be a dual carriageway or a 2-lane road. I went on holiday to Wales a couple of years ago. We took the ferry to Harwich and drove to Shrewsbury. As far as I can remember the only piece of motorway we had was the tolled M6 near Birmingham
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Old December 5th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #188
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I never cease to be jealous of America's interstate and freeway system, specially the urban ones. Sure, USAs pop. density is far lower than Western Europe, yet they have a far higher highway/area (km/km2) - if you account lane x extension / area, they have even more impressive numbers.

Above all, I love how Ameircans have few, if any, major gap in their national highway system, while we, in Europe, couldn't yet dig second bores in Frejus and Mont Blanc tunnels, for instance.
But Western Europe has a far more complete railway network than the United States.

Overall, Western Europe has better infrastructure than the U.S.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #189
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The British motorway network truly sucks, but what do red lines represent?
The numbers indicated do not correspond to the A-roads on these areas. It seems that the red lines represent the wishes/dreams of somebody for an extended motorway network.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #190
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yes, that was my point althous some of it exists as A roads
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Old December 6th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #191
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But Western Europe has a far more complete railway network than the United States.
No, the United States has a significantly larger railway network than Europe. Of course, the European railway network is much better utilized with fast and frequent intercity connections as opposed to American passenger lines which barely get over 2 trains per day outside the northeast corridor.

But then again, European demographics and geography are more likely to support an intensely used railway network than the United States. For instance, only 4 U.S. states have a higher population density than Germany. Even relatively empty countries like France or Spain are above the U.S. average. Another issue is that trains can substitute many air routes at distances under 800 kilometers.

European motorways tend to get far higher rural traffic volumes than in the United States, which drop below 30,000 the moment you leave a metropolitan area. In Europe, especially countries like Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, traffic volumes over 50,000 on rural freeways are quite common.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #192
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I post the last work of Pacopaco of the spanish network.



present and future "state freeways and motorways map"
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #193
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I'm still amazed that the M1 becomes little more than a 2 lane road in Northumberland. Especially when considering how important it is as a main route into Scotland.
Yes and 2 people have been killed in the last 2 months because of this (head on collisions)

It beggars belief that the main north south route is single carriageway for so many miles... but the government is so stubborn about it's anti roads policies that peoples lives mean nothing.

Calls to dual the A1 have been rejected over and over again... most recently this year even though the vast majority of the people here want it done.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #194
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But Western Europe has a far more complete railway network than the United States.

Overall, Western Europe has better infrastructure than the U.S.
Western Europe is more populated, and above all more densely populate than the US, so it's only natural.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #195
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I have corrected the French network map, adding the motorways that have been opened this year. The map is now up-to-date.

Orange thick lines: already existing 2x2 motorways due to be enlarged to 2x3.
Blue thick lines: motorways under construction or planned.

[img]http://i46.************/2ue6uxe.png[/img]
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Old December 7th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #196
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Only autostrade and ''raccordi autostradali'' of Italy:



source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Re...e_italiana.svg

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Old December 9th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #197
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This is the sad situation in Norway.
Red = Motorways
Light blue = Motorways under construction
Black = Planed motorways (as in under construction within 30 years if everything goes as planed)
Green = Expressways
White = Planed expressways
Brown = Four lane expressways (Only difference from narrow motorways is that lanes are 25 cm to narrow and outer shoulder 75 cm to narrow. In total 2,5 meter to narrow.)
Yellow = Planed four lane expressways
Note, the pink part south of Trondheim is a four lane road signposted as expressway. However, it's ready to be signposted as motorway when the parts north and south of it is finished.
There are currently no motorways or expressways in Northern Norway. There are some minor plans of expressways towards the cities of Bodø and Tromsø.
Note, some parts of the stretches planed as motorway is already expressway. Especially on Oslo - Lillehammer and Oslo - Kristiansand.


This is the 30 year ambition from 2006.
Red = Motorway
Yellow = Narrow motorway or four lane expressway
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Old December 9th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #198
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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:43 AM   #199
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Very interesting maps!

I'd like to post some mexican maps, state by state...
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do it man!
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