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View Poll Results: City Selections
Cincinnati, OH 5 16.67%
Cleveland, OH 9 30.00%
Buffalo, NY 6 20.00%
Detroit, MI 7 23.33%
Milwaukee, WI 6 20.00%
St. Louis, MO 4 13.33%
Philadelphia, PA 6 20.00%
Portland, OR 2 6.67%
San Francisco, CA 4 13.33%
Los Angeles, CA 3 10.00%
Boston, MA 5 16.67%
New York, NY 7 23.33%
Miami, Fl 2 6.67%
Atlanta, GA 1 3.33%
Dallas, TX 2 6.67%
Houston, TX 3 10.00%
Denver, CO 1 3.33%
Minneapolis, MN 3 10.00%
Nashville, TN 2 6.67%
Chicago, IL 4 13.33%
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Of that list. Houston. The other cities were more established before the 80s.
Only kidding I hope.

Houston's freeways are more sleek & modern than LA's antiquated freeways & are MUCH wider too.

Houston is also on track to developing a decent little light rail system with 14 miles of track currently connecting its most urban neighborhoods. Its expanding as we speak & will eventually provide service to Houston's TWO international airports on the far north & south sides of town.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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I agree that LA's infrastructure seems very 80s and older. .
A lot of it's freeways were developed in the 60s and 70s-- even the pics posted on the first page--you'll notice the one in black and white looks like it was taken in 1960.

Newer cities like Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta all have newer looks to them incuding their roads and buildings. while in south Florida recently, I couldn't help but notice their roads are amazing. The freeways all looked freshly paved, brightly lit, nice and wide multilane exit ramps, etc. I was impressed.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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Only kidding I hope.

Houston's freeways are more sleek & modern than LA's antiquated freeways & are MUCH wider too.

Houston is also on track to developing a decent little light rail system with 14 miles of track currently connecting its most urban neighborhoods. Its expanding as we speak & will eventually provide service to Houston's TWO international airports on the far north & south sides of town.
That was the old plan.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Few examples of Los Angeles interchanges, and there are several dozen that look like this, all reenforced to withstand large earthquakes:

where the 110 and 105 collide: Image from worldofstock.com



Where the 110 and 101 collide: kcnet.org




10 freeway overpass: Heliphoto.com


Just because LA's freeways look like this half the time:



Does not make them outdated.

These look like something out of the 1939 Worlds Fair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sic-Q_weok
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I agree that LA's infrastructure seems very 80s and older. .
A lot of it's freeways were developed in the 60s and 70s-- even the pics posted on the first page--you'll notice the one in black and white looks like it was taken in 1960.

Newer cities like Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta all have newer looks to them incuding their roads and buildings. while in south Florida recently, I couldn't help but notice their roads are amazing. The freeways all looked freshly paved, brightly lit, nice and wide multilane exit ramps, etc. I was impressed.
I agree about LAs freeways. They are so outdated for the amountvof people that are here. There's a reason why the 405 is bascuically a parking lot at Rush Hour
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