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View Poll Results: WHich city has the best freeway system of the 10 largest MSA's?
Dallas/Ft. Worth 99 15.94%
Houston 149 23.99%
LA 160 25.76%
NYC 29 4.67%
Chicago 57 9.18%
Philly 11 1.77%
DC 17 2.74%
Miami 9 1.45%
Atlanta 54 8.70%
Detroit 36 5.80%
Voters: 621. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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And one of the major interstates running through Philly, the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) is only 2 lanes in each direction through most of the city. A city of 1.5 million with its main highway to center city, and its mostly 2 lanes each direction is pathetic.
I hope that if there really is to be a massive infastructure project done nationwide, the Schuylkill Expressway will be turned into a two-tier stacked expressway with four lanes in each direction. The only downside is that traffic on surface streets in the area will be hell until it is open!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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I would also add Kansas City's MSA. They have more road per capita than any other MSA in the country.
They're not in the top 10 pop.-wise, but it's true that KC has the most freeway miles. You can get anywhere in the heavily sprawled-out city in about 30 minutes or less. Traffic congestion is almost non-existent compared to other metro's. In four years, I've never really heard of a major 'jam'. The grid pattern in many parts of the city also make it easy to navigate if one has to take an early exit.
I'd prefer more transit options, but KC does have one of, if not the best freeway system.. that I've seen anyway. Now to teach the locals how to drive on it..................
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:47 AM
 
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LA takes this Cake.







La capital of freeways but also capital of traffic but its nothing new every city has traffic.
Yeah LA wins this by FAR.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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I think Southern cities and Western cities should dominate this list and it's pretty simple why. Many Northern cities were not designed on the car and have not had the ease with putting in the massive freeway systems you see in cities like LA or Houston. LA has got so many freeways going in all directions. Much of the sprawl of LA is based on these freeway systems. Houston is similar, having an inner loop, outer loop, and an outer-outer loop. Dallas/Ft. Worth has also done an excellent job with their freeway system.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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That's one of the reason why i love cities like NY, SF, DC, Philly and Boston. They are not dissected by miles of ugly freeways.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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And thats why I love the sprawly sunbelt cities. Because they actually have REAL freeways.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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And thats why I love the sprawly sunbelt cities. Because they actually have REAL freeways.
And not tolls. Only the DC area is really free of tolls.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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I don't know La should be winning by over 30% by now.They don't Call LA the Freeway capital of the World for any reason.Why isn't San Diego on this list b/c the Freeway system there does make a lot of sense and its very Scenic.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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I don't know La should be winning by over 30% by now.They don't Call LA the Freeway capital of the World for any reason.Why isn't San Diego on this list b/c the Freeway system there does make a lot of sense and its very Scenic.
The poll is only for the 10 largest MSA"s in the country to focus the discussion. But other notable smaller mid-sized cities such as KC have been discussed on this thread.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Houston and Dallas are also beast when it comes to highways and infrastructure.
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