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30 lane highways in Egypt

Started by Chris, May 29, 2023, 04:45:16 PM

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jakeroot

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 03, 2023, 07:31:52 PM
Quote from: jakeroot on May 30, 2023, 04:36:43 AM
I mean, the world's biggest cities don't have roads this wide. Because, well, it doesn't work.
How do you know if it doesn't work if it doesn't exist?

Well, it's more about it not needing to work. Most Tokyo Metro lines move far more people than the "infamous" 401 freeway, whilst occupying significantly less space.


Plutonic Panda

Quote from: jakeroot on June 03, 2023, 08:58:04 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 03, 2023, 07:31:52 PM
Quote from: jakeroot on May 30, 2023, 04:36:43 AM
I mean, the world's biggest cities don't have roads this wide. Because, well, it doesn't work.
How do you know if it doesn't work if it doesn't exist?

Well, it's more about it not needing to work. Most Tokyo Metro lines move far more people than the "infamous" 401 freeway, whilst occupying significantly less space.
Egypt is also building HSR. That's besides the point.

seicer

But only if Texas could continue to build and expand its highways to resolve congestion, it will surely work!

Plutonic Panda

Quote from: seicer on June 03, 2023, 09:54:17 PM
But only if Texas could continue to build and expand its highways to resolve congestion, it will surely work!
Now do a comparison if they didn't widen any.. oh wait you don't want to

jakeroot

Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 03, 2023, 09:28:16 PM
Quote from: jakeroot on June 03, 2023, 08:58:04 PM
Quote from: Plutonic Panda on June 03, 2023, 07:31:52 PM
Quote from: jakeroot on May 30, 2023, 04:36:43 AM
I mean, the world's biggest cities don't have roads this wide. Because, well, it doesn't work.
How do you know if it doesn't work if it doesn't exist?

Well, it's more about it not needing to work. Most Tokyo Metro lines move far more people than the "infamous" 401 freeway, whilst occupying significantly less space.
Egypt is also building HSR. That's besides the point.

Nope, it is the point. The point is movement of people. Cars move people. Trains move people. Bikes move people.

Also, I'm referring to metro, aka "subway", lines. Not HSR. No idea where you got that from...

Chris

El Gaish Road in Alexandria.





The 135 kilometer highway to El Alamein is also being expanded to 16 lanes.


Bickendan

All that asphalt is going to raise the ambient temperature.

zachary_amaryllis

When I first read this thread, I was convinced this was some bananage dreamed up by the pour-stuff-on-stuff guy.
clinched:
I-64, I-80, I-76 (west), *64s in hampton roads, 225,270,180 (co, wy)

Chris

The coastal city of Alexandria has a new 18 lane highway built through the salt lagoons just behind the coastal strip.





They have a series of interchanges to the beach.


But where are these large roads going? They dead-end on the beach. Are they going to pave over the entire beach to accommodate 10 lanes of traffic feeding onto it?





SectorZ

Those pix of the dead-end ramps at the beach are bat-shit crazy. Even the strangest ideas brought to our fictional sub-forum would barely approach that. Barely, since someone here does want to pave the Outer Banks for an interstate.

vdeane

Maybe they're planning to build more city on reclaimed land?
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

Plutonic Panda

Quote from: vdeane on June 20, 2024, 01:00:41 PMMaybe they're planning to build more city on reclaimed land?
My suggestion, tunnel to Europe. Can't Egypt build tunnels anymore  :bigass:

vdeane

Or maybe they're trying to clinch the suburban mummy vote.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

Chris

The Egyptian military is a sort of deep state, or a state within a state. They oversee most public works, including all these gigantic highways.

Current president el-Sisi also comes from the military.

It is estimated that as much as 25 to 40% of the entire Egyptian economy is controlled by the military. Most countries have a military, but in Egypt, the military has a country.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/the-deep-state-how-egypts-shadow-state-won-out/

The Egyptian highway building has surpassed the scale of Dubai - though the roads are less sophistically designed. Even Dubai or Doha doesn't have 20 or 30 lane roads.

jakeroot

Egypt as a whole reminds me of cities new players build in Sim City or Cities Skylines. The kind where they're learning how to connect things, how each tool works, etc. Meanwhile, they are completely oblivious to the atrocity they've created.

Normally in a video game, this is the point you'd zoom out and go "damn, this is a mess, time to restart"... of course this isn't a video game, this is the sad reality of modern Egypt. I love roads, yes, but what they're building is absolutely preposterous, borderline unbelievable.

Road Hog


jakeroot

Quote from: Road Hog on June 22, 2024, 11:46:46 PMIt's highway porn.

Yes. And much like the other kind, there can sometimes be too much of a good thing...

SectorZ

Quote from: jakeroot on June 21, 2024, 07:01:33 AMEgypt as a whole reminds me of cities new players build in Sim City or Cities Skylines. The kind where they're learning how to connect things, how each tool works, etc. Meanwhile, they are completely oblivious to the atrocity they've created.

Normally in a video game, this is the point you'd zoom out and go "damn, this is a mess, time to restart"... of course this isn't a video game, this is the sad reality of modern Egypt. I love roads, yes, but what they're building is absolutely preposterous, borderline unbelievable.

It's just end-state authoritarian nuttiness, like the same road things going on in North Korea and Burma. It looks like something out of the movie "The Dictator".



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