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Old 11-18-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas has big freeways!
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Has anyone seen cincinnati freeways there only 3-6 lanes
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Katy Freeway in Houston

Houston Interstate 10 Katy Freeway photos westbound
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:02 AM
 
Location: vancouver bc canada
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Toronto has some of the biggest freeways just go look on Google maps file:///Users/Moe/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/moz-screenshot.png (broken link) some areas you can count 20 lanes wide
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Has anyone seen cincinnati freeways there only 3-6 lanes
anyone who commutes on i75 through Cincinnati is a masochist. it takes about 40 minutes to go 8 miles.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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That is truly disturbing and disgusting! Same with all the other cities mentioned. All that loss of good farmland, animal habitat, ect.. Can't wait to peak oil gets really going in a few years. Ever wonder how many animals get killed due to some fat ass driving to mcdonalds for a double cheeseburger??
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:45 PM
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Location: NYC
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NYC is not in the top 10 this year and I've already explained why DC is up there. Rail is not GOING to be there for everyone. It's not there to take people out of their car. It's there to offer an alternative. If the Metro was much more extensive than it is now out in the suburbs, then there wouldnt be that much congestion. To fix our infrastructure, more rail is needed. Not more road.
Is rail an "alternative" or the main choice in NYC? In NYC, the majority of households (54%) do not own a car, so rail is not taking them out of their cars, they never had a car to begin with. And the majority of suburban commuters to Manhattan to the train in. Of course, if NYC highways (which have 3-4 lanes on each side) were less packed, some of those with cars might switch to driving until the highway is just congested as before. Though those going to Manhattan might have nowhere to put their cars and the local streets would fill up with traffic (there's no space to widen those). So, adding highway lanes would mostly taken people away from trains and do not much for people already driving while filling local road with more traffic.

NYC is rather congested but better than many other larger metros.

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Unfortunately, the trains are often at close to capacity at rush hour, too; leading to delays.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Why are we living like this?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Something I think is odd for a non-metro rural area is 1-75 just south of London, Ky. For a few miles there are 4 lanes on each side of interstate. This stretch makes me think of a city freeway (it even has the look and feel of one there) instead of a rural interstate and there is a lot of traffic on it so doesn't look with all the lanes deserted at all, in fact traffic, even in country area with 4 lanes each way, can still be heavy.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The Katy Freeway in Houston has 26 lanes at some parts, including 6 carpool lanes. It was completed in 2008 and they are still building.
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