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Old 04-10-2014, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The U.S. has an extensive freeway network, making it possible to go from virtually every major city to another without having to stop for a single traffic light.

On the other hand, you need to go on regular two- to four-lane highways to get between major cities in a country like India.

Which countries have the most freeways per capita, and is there an easy way to find this out from a map? Many maps don't distinguish between regular highways and freeways. Which countries are expanding their freeway network at the biggest rate?

For the sake of this thread, a freeway / motorway / autoroute is defined as a high speed (> 80 km/h or 50 mph) highway with a barrier between the two directions of travel where you can only get on and off the highway at specific "interchanges" (this is called "limited-access"), and where there are no traffic lights or places you have to stop at other than toll booths. There must also be no incidence of a road or railroad track directly crossing the highway without a bridge or tunnel (this is called having no "at-grade intersections").
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:11 AM
 
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In my opinion, a country like Luxemburg.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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List of countries by length of expressways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Interesting! As a citizen of the USA, I personally own 30 mm (about 1 foot) of freeway. I wonder where it is.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Interesting! As a citizen of the USA, I personally own 30 mm (about 1 foot) of freeway. I wonder where it is.
A foot? 30 mm is 3 cm. That is 1.18 in.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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A foot? 30 mm is 3 cm. That is 1.18 in.
Oops, thanks for the correction.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Super highwys, coast to coast, easy to get anywhere
On the transcontinental overload, just slide behind the wheel
How does it feel



LIVIN IN AMERICAAA
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