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Old 08-16-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Our highways/freeways are fine...the roads (general)...not so much.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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You don't have European Standard Highways like we do.......The NJ TPK Network is built to European standards. 10 ft wide shoulders & simple signs. Also Future SMART Highway controls.
Someone is going to have clue me in on what's so special abut having European Standard Highways

Also, to me at least, there isn't anything particular impressive about a four lane highway.

If you want to talk impressive:

The Downtown Connector

-Merging point for 3 Interstate Highways (I-75, I-20, I-85) and one major state road (GA-400)
-323,000 cars pass through the each workday
-At it's widest point there are six regular lanes on each side, HOV lanes on either side (with their own dedicated exits at key points in Midtown and Downtown), 2 emergency lanes on each side
-Only really sucks driving on it for an hour in the morning and about an hour and half in the afternoon (which is why I commute by MARTA train from Buckhead to Midtown). The rest of the time it's just a mind boggling maze of people in mass movement.


Watch the video below to get an idea of just how massive the whole thing is:


YouTube - Timelapse footage of Downtown Atlanta

Meanwhile in NJ...


YouTube - NJ traffic congestion: There MUST be a better way!

(Just kidding on the last part. The Downtown Connector gets backed up so much in the afternoon you can set your watch to it. Which is why I avoid it all costs except for the weekend )
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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Driscoll Bridge, widest in world.


Driscoll Bridge expansion enters its final phase | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Someone is going to have clue me in on what's so special abut having European Standard Highways

Also, to me at least, there isn't anything particular impressive about a four lane highway.

If you want to talk impressive:

The Downtown Connector

-Merging point for 3 Interstate Highways (I-75, I-20, I-85) and one major state road (GA-400)
-323,000 cars pass through the each workday
-At it's widest point there are six regular lanes on each side, HOV lanes on either side (with their own dedicated exits at key points in Midtown and Downtown), 2 emergency lanes on each side
-Only really sucks driving on it for an hour in the morning and about an hour and half in the afternoon (which is why I commute by MARTA train from Buckhead to Midtown). The rest of the time it's just a mind boggling maze of people in mass movement.


Watch the video below to get an idea of just how massive the whole thing is:


YouTube - Timelapse footage of Downtown Atlanta

Meanwhile on the NJ Turnpike...


YouTube - NJ traffic congestion: There MUST be a better way!

(Just kidding on the last part. The Downtown Connector gets backed up so much in the afternoon you can set your watch to it. Which is why I avoid it all costs except for the weekend )
Hahaa, doesn't Atlanta have some of the worst traffic in the nation?
I may be wrong, but it's been mentioned many times over on this site.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Someone is going to have clue me in on what's so special abut having European Standard Highways

Also, to me at least, there isn't anything particular impressive about a four lane highway.

If you want to talk impressive:

The Downtown Connector

-Merging point for 3 Interstate Highways (I-75, I-20, I-85) and one major state road (GA-400)
-323,000 cars pass through the each workday
-At it's widest point there are six regular lanes on each side, HOV lanes on either side (with their own dedicated exits at key points in Midtown and Downtown), 2 emergency lanes on each side
-Only really sucks driving on it for an hour in the morning and about an hour and half in the afternoon (which is why I commute by MARTA train from Buckhead to Midtown). The rest of the time it's just a mind boggling maze of people in mass movement.


Watch the video below to get an idea of just how massive the whole thing is:


YouTube - Timelapse footage of Downtown Atlanta

Meanwhile on the NJ Turnpike...


YouTube - NJ traffic congestion: There MUST be a better way!

(Just kidding on the last part. The Downtown Connector gets backed up so much in the afternoon you can set your watch to it. Which is why I avoid it all costs except for the weekend )
Thats disgusting what a waste of space...... Thats not even European Standards.....more like American.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I still don't understand why Atlanta gets so much traffic. Isn't MARTA a decent system? Where are all of these people coming from? I mean those videos/pictures are almost on LA's level for crying out loud.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Hahaa, doesn't Atlanta have some of the worst traffic in the nation?
I may be wrong, but it's been mentioned many times over on this site.
It depends on how you measure it. In terms of congestion I believe it's LA, then NYC metro, then DC, then Atlanta. I have to look it up. Traffic is kind of prickly beast though. It really is only bad for a few hours in the morning and afternoon. And by bad we generally mean slow. It's an odd occurrence to have it a complete stop.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I still don't understand why Atlanta gets so much traffic. Isn't MARTA a decent system? Where are all of these people coming from? I mean those videos/pictures are almost on LA's level for crying out loud.
MARTA does get 500,000 boardings a day (or 7th most in the country), but that's only part of the story. Atlanta has the distinct honor (and I say that with the utmost "respect") of being the crossroads for 3 major highways in the southeast. So you get traffic for all over all the time passing through the city added with the nearly 6 million people who live here. Basically, a recipe for disaster during rush hour. The rest of the day it's not that bad.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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MARTA does get 500,000 boardings a day (or 7th most in the country), but that's only part of the story. Atlanta has the distinct honor (and I say that with the utmost "respect") of being the crossroads for 3 major highways in the southeast. So you get traffic for all over all the time passing through the city added with the nearly 6 million people who live here. Basically, a recipe for disaster during rush hour. The rest of the day it's not that bad.
Its only 482,000. Very small for a city of Atlanta's size , only 259,000 for Rail. And 220,000 for bus.....thats very bad...
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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It depends on how you measure it. In terms of congestion I believe it's LA, then NYC metro, then DC, then Atlanta. I have to look it up. Traffic is kind of prickly beast though. It really is only bad for a few hours in the morning and afternoon. And by bad we generally mean slow. It's an odd occurrence to have it a complete stop.
Well I wasn't saying the NYC metro is any better, just that even if one is worst than the other I don't think it's a big enough difference to even notice.
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