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Old 08-08-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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As it stands today, there is capacity to go to 5 lines in both directions from Stamford to Bridgeport.
From what I understand, the biggest challenge to that is existing overpasses. Nothing a big federal grant couldn't fix though!
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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It really has little to do with size of the town. NJ only has ~15 exits in an approx. 90-100 mile stretch. We have 90.

I do agree though that widening, double-decker, etc would only bring more problems and more bills.



The GSP is what the Merritt should look like.

The GSP has an exit every mile, so why the face plant?

The NJT has more dispersed exits, but it doesn't track the population centers. The GSP essentially follows the major population centers and, not surprisingly, offers more exits.

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NoVA/SoFLO
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The GSP has an exit every mile, so why the face plant?
Because my original point was in reference to the NJ Tpk, not all highways in NJ. Yeah, the GSP has an exit every mile... but it's almost as congested as 95 in CT!

I'm really not sure, though, what the GSP has to do with this. My point was that less exits = less traffic.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: New England
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Just some information about stacking highways. Dense cities around the world do it like Tokyo and Mexico City. They don't have to be ugly and maintenance is no different than the existing elevated highways in our state and country.

This Mexico City.




As for traffic flow it's easy. Make the upper deck an express with only a handful of exits to key points like Norwalk, Stamford etc. They can even turn the entire upper deck into one way commuting lanes based on time of day like they do in DC and open up huge capacity.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Just some information about stacking highways. Dense cities around the world do it like Tokyo and Mexico City. They don't have to be ugly and maintenance is no different than the existing elevated highways in our state and country.

This Mexico City.




As for traffic flow it's easy. Make the upper deck an express with only a handful of exits to key points like Norwalk, Stamford etc. They can even turn the entire upper deck into one way commuting lanes based on time of day like they do in DC and open up huge capacity.
Not just ugly, but ghastly.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: New England
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Not just ugly, but ghastly.
Says the man who travels through this everyday on the train.

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Says the man who travels through this everyday on the train.
Strong assumption (I do work in NYC, but there are other modes) and a severely dated picture (1980 maybe?)

Unless I am standing on the tracks or in a train, the graffiti and garbage are not visible. A double decker on the other hand will be rather visible. Also outside of Bridgeport, the adjacent properties from the train within CT borders are easy on the eyes.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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It gets really ugly in the Bronx!
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Since when is the Bronx in CT? We're talking about our highways right?
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: NoVA/SoFLO
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It gets really ugly in the Bronx!
Norwalk and Stamford aren't much to look at either.
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