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Old 11-14-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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I'm not sure what you mean by two-lane parkways.
They're two-lane roads with at least partial control of access. They may still have at-grade intersections, but they have fewer of them, aren't allowed to have driveways and always bridge railroads.

Examples:
--Hal Rogers Parkway in Kentucky
--SR 56 in Baxter, TN (from U.S. 70N to 1st Ave.)
--Chickasaw Parkway in Oklahoma
--I-95 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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^^ I'm not aware of any such highways in Illinois. Anything here that's limited-access or controlled-access is at least 4 lanes and separated by a median or fixed barrier.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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^^ I'm not aware of any such highways in Illinois. Anything here that's limited-access or controlled-access is at least 4 lanes and separated by a median or fixed barrier.
They're rare here in Tennessee too, but I did mention an example I'm aware of. I know of two more, but I left those out intentionally as they're part of the national park system.

EDIT: I actually just thought of a fourth, and it's NOT in the national park system. The Jamestown bypass on US 127.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Here in Washington State there are a number of two-lane controlled highways with exits and overpasses.

SR 26 near Othello, WA is a good example.

Can't seem to get the google earth image on here, but if you are interested, it is just east/southeast of Othello.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:37 AM
 
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Here is my unpopular opinion. I like to drive slow and would prefer everyone else drive slower too. I have fond memories of the 55 mph speed limit and wish we could bring it back. Sammy Hagar ruined everything.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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Here is my unpopular opinion. I like to drive slow and would prefer everyone else drive slower too. I have fond memories of the 55 mph speed limit and wish we could bring it back. Sammy Hagar ruined everything.
Then drive slow. What is preventing you from doing that?
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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West Virginia has reasonable speed limits. Though you occassionally run into people who say the 70 speed limit on I-79 between Charleston and Clarksburg is too fast because of the curvy nature of that highway and that it should be lowered to 65 in some parts.
I lived in WV in the 1970s. I do not remember anybody complaining about 70mph speed limits on that stretch of road back then.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Everyone will be driving the speed limit in 20 years when cars drive themselves
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:44 AM
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Here is my unpopular opinion. I like to drive slow and would prefer everyone else drive slower too. I have fond memories of the 55 mph speed limit and wish we could bring it back. Sammy Hagar ruined everything.
I agree. Sammy was wrong. Catchy tune though.

I grew up in the 55 era and when they started changing things it felt weird going a different speed. 55 still feels most comfortable.
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Old 11-16-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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BTW, I forgot to mention about the 85th percentile thing. That is a SERIOUSLY messed up system. It's generally supposed to be speed limit and below (or speed limit plus five and below), but that means they could give out tickets to seventeen twentieths of drivers if they really wanted! Even if you account for the speed limit plus five thing, it's likely that there'd still be a good chunk of drivers (perhaps around half?) that could be ticketed.

At least now I know it's a plot to either gradually return us to the 55 mph era, make speed limits so low that people start walking/biking painfully long distances or generate revenue from speeding tickets.

If percentiles even matter, it should be set at the 15th percentile, NOT 85th.
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