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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 02-25-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Minneapolis' is the best. It's so slow and crowded, it's awesome! Even better, MnDot said that there will be no major expansions or additions in the next 30 years! YAY!
That better not be true! I thought they were expanding I-494 in Bloomington, among others, and finishing the Hwy 610 addition to Maple Grove? If they don't expand I-494 soon it will be even more of a nightmare than it is now, and as it stands it gets backed up 7 days a week from 11 till 5 o'clock going both directions to I-35.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I dont really like when freeways run right thru the middle of a city. It makes the city look and feel way less urban.

BTW: DC doesnt have any freeways going thru it. For most urban cities, Freeways in a city equals bad urban planning .
In addition to 395, 295 also runs through Southeast and Northeast DC. Whitehurst Freeway also connects Georgetown to Downtown.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: The City
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I dont really like when freeways run right thru the middle of a city. It makes the city look and feel way less urban.

BTW: DC doesnt have any freeways going thru it. For most urban cities, Freeways in a city equals bad urban planning .

This is the best way to get them through and not take away the urbanity


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-bgI41ys8k
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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I dont really like when freeways run right thru the middle of a city. It makes the city look and feel way less urban.

BTW: DC doesnt have any freeways going thru it. For most urban cities, Freeways in a city equals bad urban planning .
I've passed through DC on a freeway. And freeways give car drivers passing through, a chance to gleam over the city.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:10 PM
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Location: Washington, DC
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Ahhhh! Yes it does.

DC has 395 (tunnel) and freeway that runs into 295. It's not that big but it is an interstate.
yeah I forgot about 395, but like you said its so small you could barely even call it a freeway.... an not to mention that 295 is even smaller and turns into (BalWash PKW) as you cross into PG County.... Starting from the Ft. Washington exit of 295 and all the way up to the Benning Rd. Exit 295 is only a 2 lane interstate lol.... after you pass Benning Rd. it expands to about a good 4 lanes, but even then its not really anything to talk about because you'll be in Maryland in about 2 minutes ...
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Well, I-30 takes you to Little Rock and ends in Fort Worth. I-20 and I-35 are really the only major freeways in DFW (for cross-America travel). I-10 is enough for Houston, and I-45 (US 75 north of Downtown Dallas) is a freeway up to the Oklahoma border. If those Okies get their heads together and build US 75 into a freeway, I-45 will be a freeway up to Kansas City.

Once I-69 is built on the current US 59 land in Houston, then Houston will have more than just one major interstate running through it.

Despite having just one freeway, Houston has more truck traffic than DFW. I would bet that I-10 is more important than a I-20 or I-35.

This isn't interstate system though, so for traveling around the Houston area, Houston's freeway system is far superior.
US 75 stops in Minnesota not in Oklahoma.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:41 PM
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Location: Washington, DC
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I've passed through DC on a freeway. And freeways give car drivers passing through, a chance to gleam over the city.
I agree, just as long as the Freeway is on the outerbanks of the City and not going straight thru the Middle of it as they do in some of the sunbelt Cities. Can you imagine how hideous it would look if there was a freeway going straight thru Ust or Georgia Avenue lol smh..... if we had freeways like that we probably wouldn't have the thriving Public Transit System that we have today... after all, it would be pointless...
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Dallas freeway Expansion

It's already under construction.

Lyndon B. Johnson or LBJ Freeway (Interstate 635)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMc-Z...eature=related
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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US 75 stops in Minnesota not in Oklahoma.
Re-read it. He said it is a freeway to the Oklahoma border. Not that the highways ends in Oklahoma.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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El Lay. It may be packed but its a very complete system reaching almost every corner of the metro area.
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