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Author Topic: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios  (Read 10031 times)

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Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« on: February 10, 2009, 07:40:20 AM »

http://www.publicpurpose.com/hwy-tti99ratio.htm

Some of you might know that list. But it's outdated, it's from 1999, so I decided to come up with a newer list.

My source is the Texas Transportation Institute, which has definitions of urban areas and lane mileage. I just derived the freeway lane miles per 1000 inhabitants ratio from there. The list contains 85 urban areas. Note that the definition of "urban area" by TTI is not the same as MSA or CSA definitions by the U.S. Census bureau.

In the following list, we can see the freeway lane mileage per 1000 inhabitants ratio. Ofcourse, the higher, the better.

edit: I couldn't replace the comma (,) with the decimal point (.), we use the comma in the Netherlands as opposed to a point.

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Highest 35:


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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 12:48:41 PM »

Here's the whole list:

You can read more about it on my blog:
http://dutchroadgeek.blogspot.com/2009/02/freeway-lane-mileagepopulation-ratio.html

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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 04:47:29 PM »

Would've been nice if they included state names... i.e. is that Richmond VA or Richmond CA?

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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 04:57:36 PM »

Only major cities, so Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC, Portland OR, Springfield, MA, Columbus, OH the rest seems to be clear :)

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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 09:27:12 PM »

Ahh... glad it made the list then.  :colorful:

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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 11:22:17 PM »

Where is Greensboro??  Arent we a sizable city/metro  :angry:
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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 04:50:26 AM »

If a city isn't on the list, the TTI doesn't have data of them. Des Moines and Wichita are also missing.

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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2009, 10:21:43 AM »

Now is this for the population of the cit(y/ies) in question or for the who metro area?

I ask because the ratio makes more sense for Kansas City and Indianapolis, two cities that cover larger areas - but Minneapolis/St Paul?  The majority of its network is in the suburbs
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Re: Freeway lane miles per capita ratios
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 11:18:27 AM »

Urban area as defined by the TTI (1000 inhabitants per square mile or more). So they're not exactly the same as the U.S. Census Bureau uses, because they include many counties with only limited urbanization to a urban area.

 


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