Im not sure about QLD or any other states but generally in NSW if theres a toll on the freeway then its called a 'motorway'. If theres no toll then its called a 'freeway." Other than that they are identical I think. Hence Gore Hill Freeway, Warringah Freeway, F6 Freeway, F3 Freeway, M5 East Freeway are all toll-less. Yet M1 Motorway, M4 Motorway, M2 Motorway, M5 Motorway are all tolled.Whats a difference between Mwy and Fwy?
Pacific Mwy bypasses the Gold Coast and then into NSW changes to Fwy. Then Ballina Bypass becomes Pacific Mwy. I have no idea whats the difference between Mwy and Fwy in sorts of places with similar environment?
That's because everyone was conned into believing freeway means that the road is free. Those 'motorways' in NSW are declared 'freeways'.no difference.....originally they were all gonna be called freeway, but the name kind of contradicted the toll roads that started being built.......it's weird though cuz on the alpha-numeric system freeway standard roads in australia are classified with an M for motorway, even though we call them freeways in Melbourne.
No Vicroads document has M standing for 'Motorway'Main Roads Victoria said:'M' roads provide a consistent high standard of driving conditions, with divided carriageways, four traffic lanes, sealed shoulders and line marking that is easily visible in all weather conditions. 'M' roads are the primary road links connecting Melbourne and other capital cities and major provincial centres. Contrary to popular belief, 'M' does not stand for Motorway, it is only a letter prefix.
 Vicroads (Roads Corporation); Victoria's Route Number Signs (online); http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/RoadsAndProjects/TravellingOnOurRoads/Victorias+route+number+signs.htm 17/2/2007.
The Tullamarine and Monash are not tolled between because they don't exist between the roads you posted.The Mitcham-Frankston Freeway is tolled.
The Tullamarine Freeway between Mt. Alexander / Flemington Roads and Bell St is tolled.
The Monash Freeway between the Domain/Burnley tunnels and Toorak Road is tolled.
True, but it's not hard to see that the prefix 'M' could be perceived to imply a motorway-standard road.That's because everyone was conned into believing freeway means that the road is free. Those 'motorways' in NSW are declared 'freeways'.
M for motorway.....must we have this discussion every 6 month?
No Vicroads document has M standing for 'Motorway'
No, its not reasonable. Not all M routes are freeway-grade (eg M420 South Gippsland Highway), and as for Victorians, we don't even have 'motorways' so why on earth do they say 'M = motorways".True, but it's not hard to see that the prefix 'M' could be perceived to imply a motorway-standard road.
Not defending folks who don't research, but their line of reasoning is at least, in this instance, reasonable.
Yes, you can assume F stands for Freeways. Why? Because the route numbering scheme that they were under was called 'Freeway Routes'. On the other hand, 'M routes' aren't under a scheme known as 'Motorway Routes'.becasue we thought F meant freeway. do F routes mean Freeway or also just a prefix letter?
Actually............M for motorway.....must we have this discussion every 6 month?...