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Old 03-10-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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Georgia Interstates are getting wide....VERY wide

GDOT is proposing widening a portion of I-75 just north of Atlanta to 23 lanes wide. Traffic is very bad in Atlanta [third worst in the US?], and this particular area [northwest corridor] is the worst spot. The proposed widening will defiantely help out, but 23 lanes...WOW!

Here is a link to the article.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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I think the solution is just

I think the solution is just to let traffic get so congested and bad people realize they need to find an alternative then to drive to work each in their own cars every day. Carpooling or park and rides are better than extra lanes any day,
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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More lanes, same problem

I've read that the addition of lanes doesn't benefit congestion that much. People still have to get on and off the highway, and the merging into those lanes will still create the bottleneck effect. I agree with the congestion problem in Atlanta -- almost made me miss a flight at the busiest airport in the U.S. (yup, Hartsfield) -- I ran to the gate only to find out the flight was delayed. The pilots were hanging out waiting for their aircraft, and were like, "What's the rush". It was a good workout, but next time, I'm taking the train thing into downtown or up North.

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Re: I think the solution is just

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I think the solution is just to let traffic get so congested and bad people realize they need to find an alternative then to drive to work each in their own cars every day. Carpooling or park and rides are better than extra lanes any day,
Yeah, traffic will help people use public transit. Or maybee it will cause people to get smaller cars.

Check out this video clip of a motorcycle in japan trafic. It is long.
Notice the amount of trucks/ busses compared to cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-MtXymQkjs&search=motorcycle
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Did anyone else notice the

Did anyone else notice the honda n600/n360 or old mini-cooper in the first few minutes? I couldn't tell which it was b/c the camera was too fast and the quality wasn't too good.

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