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View Poll Results: Americas Freeway Capital?
Los Angeles 181 58.39%
San Diego 3 0.97%
Dallas 25 8.06%
Houston 62 20.00%
Atlanta 24 7.74%
Other (name it) 15 4.84%
Voters: 310. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-05-2010, 03:22 AM
 
Location: My state live on!!
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Lets base this off of Number of freeways, freeway System, and city with the Best Freeway system shall we!! Lets not compare traffic. Pics wlcomed. show me all the crazy freeway junctions!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:25 AM
 
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LA, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix???
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Spain
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I have heard that L.A. has the busiest freeway system in the world, but I've also heard that it has a low freeway miles-to-population ratio so I don't think both can be true.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Basically this thread is asking who is the biggest monster road hog.

Los Angeles & Houston are the number one choices.
Washington DC & Atlanta round up the top 4.
Dallas & Phoenix make the next pair.
San Antonio & Jacksonville make the next pair.
Austin & Charlotte make the next pair.

Los Angeles has the busiest and most congested and one of the most extensive freeway systems in the world, Houston also has one of the most extensive, just a little less congested, but also wields the widest freeway segment in the Western Hemisphere (I-10/Katy Freeway). Thats why I think its a tie between the two.

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Old 09-05-2010, 03:56 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Awesome Danny View Post
Basically this thread is asking who is the biggest monster road hog.

Los Angeles & Houston are the number one choices.
Washington DC & Atlanta round up the top 4.
Dallas & Phoenix make the next pair.
San Antonio & Jacksonville make the next pair.
Austin & Charlotte make the next pair.

Los Angeles has the busiest and most congested and one of the most extensive freeway systems in the world, Houston also has one of the most extensive, just a little less congested, but also wields the widest freeway segment in the Western Hemisphere (I-10/Katy Freeway). Thats why I think its a tie between the two.


Is that a commuter rail system in the middle of that large LA freeway interstate?

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Old 09-05-2010, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Is that a commuter rail system in the middle of that large LA freeway interstate?
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange does have a station for Metro Green Line Light Rail.
I don't know about the other interchanges though, but there are some that have LRT stations.

In reality, I think both of those cities are just monsters when it comes to freeways, one has one of the busiest freeway systems in the world, the other has the one widest freeways in the world. Both face congestion as well and have these massive interchanges.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: My state live on!!
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Originally Posted by Awesome Danny View Post
Basically this thread is asking who is the biggest monster road hog.

Los Angeles & Houston are the number one choices.
Washington DC & Atlanta round up the top 4.
Dallas & Phoenix make the next pair.
San Antonio & Jacksonville make the next pair.
Austin & Charlotte make the next pair.

Los Angeles has the busiest and most congested and one of the most extensive freeway systems in the world, Houston also has one of the most extensive, just a little less congested, but also wields the widest freeway segment in the Western Hemisphere (I-10/Katy Freeway). Thats why I think its a tie between the two.


Nice, Both have a nice Freeway System map Layout to.

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Old 09-05-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Los Angeles.
that took very little brain power lol!
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Do we WANT to be the freeway capital of North America, or not? I'm asking sincerely.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Originally Posted by Awesome Danny View Post
Basically this thread is asking who is the biggest monster road hog.

Los Angeles & Houston are the number one choices.
Washington DC & Atlanta round up the top 4.
Dallas & Phoenix make the next pair.
San Antonio & Jacksonville make the next pair.
Austin & Charlotte make the next pair.

Los Angeles has the busiest and most congested and one of the most extensive freeway systems in the world, Houston also has one of the most extensive, just a little less congested, but also wields the widest freeway segment in the Western Hemisphere (I-10/Katy Freeway). Thats why I think its a tie between the two.

Here are some visuals of the two that I think are the winners here, you can decide which one has more of a colossal road system to get the title "Freeway Capital of America". They're both monsters man.
I don't think Jacksonville, Austin, or Phoenix have very impressive/massive freeway networks at all.
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