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Old 12-17-2016, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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So, 19 named expressways. I would bet the most named expressways would be in NYC or LA, but I'll leave it up to someone else to name them all. Firebird did LA, lets eee if someone will do NYC.
I'll try. I never drove until recently for work though, so I might miss a few. Or a lot.

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Jackie Robinson Parkway
Belt Parkway
West side highway
FDR drive
Gowanus expressway
Queens-Midtown expressway
Major Deegan Expressway
Cross Bronx Expressway
Sheridan Expressway
Bruckner Expressway
Throgs neck Expressway
Hutchinson river Expressway
Whitestone Expressway
Cross island Parkway
Grand central Parkway
Long Island Expressway
Staten Island Expressway

....this is just city limits, and I know I missed a few. I haven't even attempted to try to name any in the surrounding metro area. I'll name the New Jersey turnpike I guess, which is obvious but I've only been driving for a few months. And I don't even drive in my personal life, only for work.

So maybe someone else can help finish off this list?
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Do NY traffic reporters use these names or do they use their highway numbers? This was my point about L.A., they seem to be using numbers rather than names.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Do NY traffic reporters use these names or do they use their highway numbers? This was my point about L.A., they seem to be using numbers rather than names.
Names, not numbers. And sometimes not even the full names, but abbreviations.

Brooklyn-queens Expressway = BQE
Jackie Robinson Parkway = The Jackie

But NY traffic reporters also report on subway delays and train traffic too. The subway is the way most people get around and we actually do get train traffic on the subways. If you watch the news in NY in the morning you'll hear "the J train is delayed" and stuff like that.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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That is what I thought. I guess different areas have different qualifiers as to how residents identify their roads. I actually like these differences in the U.S. The States should have differences, that is the way our founders set it up! The one thing I like about Trump, (and believe me it is the one and ONLY thing I like about him, is he understands the concept of State Rights.) I hope he means what he says about that. But I'm getting off topic I guess.

I'm all for named freeways and highways. It offers a nice local identifier. However, in LA I think they found that using numbers was more efficient in the long run. Not only more efficient, but more logical due to the vast freeway system.
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Old 12-18-2016, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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That is what I thought. I guess different areas have different qualifiers as to how residents identify their roads. I actually like these differences in the U.S. The States should have differences, that is the way our founders set it up! The one thing I like about Trump, (and believe me it is the one and ONLY thing I like about him, is he understands the concept of State Rights.) I hope he means what he says about that. But I'm getting off topic I guess.

I'm all for named freeways and highways. It offers a nice local identifier. However, in LA I think they found that using numbers was more efficient in the long run. Not only more efficient, but more logical due to the vast freeway system.
Exactly. NY and LA are setup very differently too. In LA the highways are like the backbone of the city. It's how everyone gets around and where the city is built around.
In NYC it's the subways instead. The highways in NYC are mostly on the outskirts, which helps with walkability.

I had a friend that used to say that when people give directions in LA they give you all highways, and in NY it's all subway lines.

Example:
LA: take the 101 to the 405

NYC: take the J to the 4/5 to the 7

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Old 12-20-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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In Colorado we have just a few...

I-25 through Denver used to be called the "Valley Highway" from the time it was built until around the mid '80s, and most people called it that. Now it's generally referred to as "I-25"

I-25 through El Paso County (Colorado Springs) was named the "Ronald Reagan Highway" from its old name, "Monument Valley Highway". Everyone refers to it as I-25.

I-25 through Pueblo County is named the "John F Kennedy Memorial Highway". Everyone refers to it as I-25.

US 36 between Denver and Boulder was the "Denver/Boulder Turnpike" as it was the first toll road in CO. Old timers like myself still call it that.

So much for giving highways names here.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Westland, MI.
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Wow on N.Y. and L.A., knew they would have alot of names, cool also on both. Surprised Detroit has 14 to be honest. Denver has some- still count's.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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Some of the tollways in Houston don't even have numbers, they are: Hardy, and Westpark.
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