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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

 
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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None of them. All have way too many freeways.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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I would say LA because the population warrants those 5 lanes in each direction scenarios. I might add that Houston's and Dallas's freeways are good, too. NYC? You've got to be kidding. Many of the freeways (the VanWyck, the Hutch, etc.) only have 3 lanes in each direction. For a city of 7.5 to 8 million people. Then, Manhattan truly doesn't have any freeways, except for the Cross-Bronx that clips the island at its northernmost point.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The best is not always the most. Fact is, much more important things like gridlock , road surface, and how long it takes to get where you are going.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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I really like Houston's layout a lot (and voted for them) but their traffic does get HORRIBLE. Dallas has a great freeway system but gets a little complex in the mid-city region.
Not many interchanges top our High-Five though (parts of it are taller than a 12 story building...)
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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I really like Houston's layout a lot (and voted for them) but their traffic does get HORRIBLE. Dallas has a great freeway system but gets a little complex in the mid-city region.
Not many interchanges top our High-Five though (parts of it are taller than a 12 story building...)
Agreed on the circuitousness of Dallas's freeways in a few spots. Houston's hub and spoke makes more sense. I knew Atlanta had "Spaghetti Junction," but what is the "High Five?" Which freeways coming together?
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in los Angeles is very large, dont know if its the height of a twelve story building, probably is

this interchange aslo has five levels.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:42 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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DFW videos

(WARNING: slight explitive at the start...)



Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Dallas, TX - YouTube


I-635 Dallas,TX - YouTube


I-35E Dallas Texas - YouTube


I-35W Fort Worth, Texas - YouTube


I-30W Arlington Fort Worth Texas - YouTube


I-20W Dallas To Fort Worth TX - YouTube
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: So California
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Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in los Angeles is very large, dont know if its the height of a twelve story building, probably is

this interchange aslo has five levels.
Some of the newer interchanges in DFW and Houston are bigger because most are new, but LA's system is much much larger. More lanes by far. There are many areas in DFW where the widths are woefully inadequate. Many are just 3-4 lanes in peak areas like in the above videos.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:50 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Toronto has some of the best toll roads in the world. Problem is ,few can afford to travel them, also many chose the light rail and for good reason.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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All cities with spaghetti-bowl, merge-pits.

At least with the systems in Denver, Albuquerque, and Phoenix, you could simply just take surface streets or just wait it out.
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