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Most populous country with no freeways
« on: April 25, 2021, 07:07:28 PM »

Does Bangladesh have any freeways?

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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 07:19:43 PM »

I read the title as 'county' for a few seconds, until I saw the section this thread was posted in.

Bangladesh's first expressway opened last year, according to this article, though I don't see it on Google Maps.
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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 08:13:52 PM »

Probably the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 09:27:36 PM »

I read the title as 'county' for a few seconds, until I saw the section this thread was posted in.

Bangladesh's first expressway opened last year, according to this article, though I don't see it on Google Maps.
Expressway or full freeway?

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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 09:41:00 PM »

I read the title as 'county' for a few seconds, until I saw the section this thread was posted in.

Bangladesh's first expressway opened last year, according to this article, though I don't see it on Google Maps.
Expressway or full freeway?
I'm guessing full freeway. Those words often are used interchangeability in mainstream usage (obviously, there's a difference on this forum), but the article did define an expressway as a highway designed for fast traffic, with controlled access. That is categorized as a freeway here.
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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 10:35:37 PM »

Controlled access doesn't necessarily mean freeway.  It just means no driveways.

Those pictures leave it ambiguous, but the narrowness of the road plus the sidewalks on the bridge make me think "not freeway".
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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021, 12:32:00 AM »

The article says it has service roads. This portion, at least, definitely looks like a freeway:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/nDZ13iVQaYg9MESB7


As for DR Congo, Kinshasa does have some recent flyovers, but probably not a full freeway: https://www.digitalcongo.net/article-en/5fec6c29778cf30017d8c313/
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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2021, 09:35:58 AM »

Controlled access doesn't necessarily mean freeway.  It just means no driveways.

Those pictures leave it ambiguous, but the narrowness of the road plus the sidewalks on the bridge make me think "not freeway".
There can be sidewalks on freeways.

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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 10:49:33 PM »

Egypt and Nigeria. Brazil has a pretty good network.
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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 03:00:46 AM »

Egypt has built a huge freeway system in recent years. There are many 6 - 10 lane freeways in the northeast now. Cairo has three beltways, the longest being 367 kilometers (228 mi) long.

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Re: Most populous country with no freeways
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2021, 06:10:48 AM »

Nigeria

Lagos has urban freeways. Rural expressways in Nigeria seem to lack real access control though.
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