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Old 11-29-2001, 10:43 AM   #1
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Motorways 'should be 14 lanes'
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A decade of Labour transport policy could be swept away by a series of reports urging wider motorways as a solution to traffic congestion.
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Old 11-29-2001, 10:43 AM   #2
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Old 12-04-2001, 11:00 AM   #3
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sounds good.. but it's going to be a nightmare to get from the far lane to the exit... imagine all the lane changes you have to make, especially when it's rush hour.. =P
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sounds good.. but it's going to be a nightmare to get from the far lane to the exit... imagine all the lane changes you have to make, especially when it's rush hour.. =P
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Old 12-04-2001, 12:05 PM   #5
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I like the system in Toronto (and elsewhere, I'm sure) where there's an inner expressway of three or four lanes and then an outer freeway of more lanes. All onramps and offramps connect to the outer section of lanes and transfer between the inner and outer portions of the highway is only present every few miles.

Drivers who aren't travelling through just stay on the outside portion and the drivers on the expressway portion aren't encumbered by the speed differential and constant lane-changing associated with local traffic.
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I like the system in Toronto (and elsewhere, I'm sure) where there's an inner expressway of three or four lanes and then an outer freeway of more lanes. All onramps and offramps connect to the outer section of lanes and transfer between the inner and outer portions of the highway is only present every few miles.

Drivers who aren't travelling through just stay on the outside portion and the drivers on the expressway portion aren't encumbered by the speed differential and constant lane-changing associated with local traffic.
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but then what is annoying with the toronto system is that the express lanes are always jammed, while the collectors lanes are usually very free flowing.. shouldn't the traffic be the other way round? [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif[/img]
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but then what is annoying with the toronto system is that the express lanes are always jammed, while the collectors lanes are usually very free flowing.. shouldn't the traffic be the other way round? [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2001, 03:32 PM   #9
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sounds good.. but it's going to be a nightmare to get from the far lane to the exit... imagine all the lane changes you have to make, especially when it's rush hour.. =P
I used to routinely drive on a freeway that was at least 16 lanes (including feeder lanes, but not frontage) in Houston. It wasn't really that bad; you just had to be prepared a few miles ahead and not plan to cruise in the left lane unless you were going to be going for a significant distance.

Traffic was generally pretty slow during rush hour, though, because if one or two other freeways were backed up, then at least one of the feeders would be virtually stopped and that slows down traffic for a variety of reasons.

There were plans to increase it to 24 lanes, but the funding went towards increasing a freeway to parts of the outer-city to 9 lanes from 7 (one HOV lane in the middle).

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sounds good.. but it's going to be a nightmare to get from the far lane to the exit... imagine all the lane changes you have to make, especially when it's rush hour.. =P
I used to routinely drive on a freeway that was at least 16 lanes (including feeder lanes, but not frontage) in Houston. It wasn't really that bad; you just had to be prepared a few miles ahead and not plan to cruise in the left lane unless you were going to be going for a significant distance.

Traffic was generally pretty slow during rush hour, though, because if one or two other freeways were backed up, then at least one of the feeders would be virtually stopped and that slows down traffic for a variety of reasons.

There were plans to increase it to 24 lanes, but the funding went towards increasing a freeway to parts of the outer-city to 9 lanes from 7 (one HOV lane in the middle).

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Old 12-10-2001, 03:15 PM   #11
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more roads always = more traffic

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more roads always = more traffic

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