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American roads

  • 14-04-2024 8:01am
    Registered Users Posts: 23,618 ✭✭✭✭

    Are we seriously suggesting we can not discuss USA roads on this forum? Tell me why we can not discuss roads in America on Boards?

    Really? A roads forum.


    I'll try again

    This is magnificent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,547 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus

    I don’t understand why this thread is being closed constantly. There is no issue in discussing American roads in my mind.

    The issue is some posters coming in this thread just arguing they are not needed when the thread was clearly labelled as an appreciation thread.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,547 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus

    Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia. Absolutely stunning drive.

    (Liberal with my definition of “American”)

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,618 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you 🤗

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,547 ✭✭✭AugustusMinimus

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,752 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    The scenery is incredible and allways has been but the roads are very expensive monotonous concrete death trap eye sores, which are gradually destroying the scenery. But if concrete is your thing I guess they are fascinating. 😁

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭Dr Turk Turkelton

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭Dr Turk Turkelton

    You'd have a long tough walk over mountains, through canyons, deserts, rivers and swamps to get a look at the scenic sights without those roads though.

    And that's without taking the weather into account.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭Dr Turk Turkelton


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭KrisW1001

    This "death trap eyesore" provides a safe crossing of the Rockies that's open all year round and can accommodate large vehicles. It is a necessity, and has most likely repaid its CO2 build emissions by now simply by providing a more direct link between places that people already needed to go. If it wasn't there, people would fly and freight would take a longer more demanding route.

    And this isn't some bloated mega-highway: Like most of the Interstate network, the road in this video is 2 lanes each way for most of its length, with a cross section that is no wider than our own inter-urban motorways.

    US transport planning has failed in some areas, especially in relying on private car transport around cities, but the Interstate Highway system itself is a major success story.

    I had a disagreement with on the old thread about whether the massive freeways surrounding Dallas were a triumph or a sign of failed transport planning, but when it comes to builds like this, we're entirely in agreement.

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    One thing about crossing the Rockies on I70 is how you go from flat green plains to mountains to desert so quickly.

    This is another one from Flagstaff to Pheonix which shows what the gradual loss of elevation does. I think it's fantastic. You don't see such contrast anywhere else. The elevation drops by over a mile here and you're in to desert.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7 KylaDecker

    We can easily discuss roads in the USA on this forum. I see no reason why we can't discuss road systems and infrastructure in America here. This is a completely natural and interesting topic for discussion on a forum dedicated to roads.

  • that’s fair enough, hopefully this time the op can stick to your reasonable expectations and not start posting lies again in a troll fashion. Thats what happened the last time and it was the constant corrections of the OPs lies that caused it to be locked (eg dumb things like posting pictures of roads and claiming it to be in Europe when it was an Asian road or posting empty us roads at night claiming zero congestion because in reality during the day it’s a car park).