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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2014, 03:46:59 PM »

London's inner Ring Road. Although it's really a collection of existing roads, it's consistently signed Ring Road on guide signs.

Monument Circle in Indianapolis. It's not a freeway and it fully circles the center of the city.

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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2014, 01:21:49 AM »

Shreveport has La. 526 - Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Expy. - around the south side of town.

Natchitoches has a partial beltway around the north, west and south sides - La. 1/La. 6 bypass.

MacArthur Drive in Alexandria (partial).

Lafayette - Ambassador Caffery Parkway on the west side.

Gonzales - you can form a 3/4 loop with La. 42 from La. 44 to La. 73, 73 from La. 42 to La. 30, then La. 30 from 73 to Airline Hwy/US 61 and finally, La. 431 from Airline to La. 931.

Mobile - Henry Aaron Loop (Broad/Canal/Water Streets)
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2014, 01:43:12 AM »

Bowling Green, KY has Campbell Ln/Veterans Memorial Ln/Lovers Ln which makes up the inner belt to I-65/Natcher Pkwy(I-66?)'s Outer Belt
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2014, 08:47:37 AM »

Hartford has CT 218 which functions as sort of a NW beltway and was widened in the 1980's to 4 lanes in most spots instead of building the I-291 segment from I-84/CT 9 to the present I-291. 
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2014, 12:05:08 AM »

Indianapolis once had SR-100. I don't think it ever made a complete loop, though it was close.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2014, 12:55:42 AM »

The Creek Turnpike is neither a creek nor a turnpike. Discuss.

Duh; it's named after the Creek (aka Muscogee) Native American tribe, originally native to the fall line area of Alabama and Georgia. Who (edging back on-topic) also have a lovely casino off I-65 between Montgomery and Mobile near Atmore, which does not appear to have a beltway (freeway or otherwise).

Even more on-topic, Montgomery does have the West/South/East/North Boulevard almost-beltway abomination, along with AL 271, which bypasses the worst of East Boulevard although probably will be just as bad within the next decade. ALDOT may yet get it right with nu-I-85, sometime after we're all dead.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2014, 04:08:57 AM »

You can make a long beltway around San Antonio with (clockwise from 12:00) parts of TX 46, TX 123, US 87, TX 197, TX 16, TX 173 and TX 16 again.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2014, 10:53:50 PM »

The North and South circular(s) around in outer London, England.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2014, 07:53:07 AM »

The North Circular is mostly freeway. The South Circular is mostly something to avoid. You are also looking at 2 half belts that meet head end to end, rather than a whole one. No Londoner would ever treat it as one route.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2014, 08:43:23 AM »

TX (LOOP) 12 in the Dallas area is rather a mixed-bag of sorts in terms of boulevard, road and freeway segments.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2014, 10:53:43 AM »

FL 434 could now be along with FL 423 as you can go between two points on FL 50.  With the John Young Extension completed you can go from the John Young/ SR 50 intersection to the Alafaya Trail/ SR 50 intersection in one half a circle around the city of Orlando.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2014, 11:28:44 AM »

Manila's circumferential roads? Of course they don't go completely around because the city faces water. All five C- roads are non-freeway. I'm not sure but C-4 might also be freeway in some sections. (C-6, currently under planning, is going to be a full freeway.)



The north-south road in the image is R-1/R-10.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2014, 10:30:12 AM »

Boundary Boulevard in Rotunda West, FL.  Though its incomplete it does form a circle around a bunch of subdivisions with a water tower being its epicenter.  https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rotonda+West,+FL&hl=en&ll=26.883646,-82.290173&spn=0.033301,0.054073&sll=28.11408,-81.617775&sspn=0.032931,0.054073&oq=rotunda,+fl&t=h&hnear=Rotonda+West,+Charlotte+County,+Florida&z=14

Also Waterbridge Circle in Sky Lakes South in Orlando, Florida.  This is a complete circle and makes a full 360.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pepper+Mill+Boulevard,+Orlando,+FL&hl=en&ll=28.402764,-81.411674&spn=0.008211,0.013518&sll=37.6,-95.665&sspn=30.135852,55.371094&oq=pepp&t=h&hnear=Pepper+Mill+Blvd,+Orlando,+Florida+32837&z=16
These are rare cases not only non freeway, but residential street grades.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2014, 08:42:03 PM »

Grand Blvd. and Outer Drive In Detroit. both not a full circle due to both roads ending at the Detroit River at both ends.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2014, 09:58:21 PM »

OKC used to have a full one, but major parts have been replaced by Interstates.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2014, 10:28:15 PM »

The original US 71 Bypass at Fayetteville, AR: 2 Lanes, 5 at-grade intersections, 2 railroad crossings. Now mostly part of I-540.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2014, 11:35:27 PM »

* The Lindbergh Boulevard/Kirkwood Road corridor almost forms a half loop around St. Louis.

* Chesterfield Parkway in Chesterfield, MO, is kind of an arterial beltway/inner loop for the mall area.  Map

* MO 47 kind of forms a large half beltway around St. Louis
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2014, 02:31:21 PM »

The Downtown Loop in Durham, North Carolina, forms sort of a beltway around downtown. I always found it to be a nuisance because it was one-way anti-clockwise and intersected a bunch of one-way streets, yet North Carolina doesn't allow left on red (not that I let that stop me 20 years ago.....). The loop also interrupted the logical routing of a lot of other streets. There was never all that much in the immediate downtown area other than a notable bookstore, but there was often reason to pass through.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2014, 07:28:57 AM »

Pittsburgh has its color belt system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_County_belt_system


And Corona, CA has its own Grand Blvd. and its a perfect circle.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2014, 01:58:15 PM »

The loop around Bitonto, Italy, is perhaps the most perfect circle for a rural road.



It's not entirely complete, there is a short section missing on the eastern side and the western side has a divided highway crossing through, so you can't follow the entire loop there. I don't know what the history behind this loop is.

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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2014, 02:05:03 PM »

Canberra, Australia

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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #72 on: March 03, 2014, 09:47:23 PM »

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I don't know what the history behind this loop is.

My first guess would depend on the age of it….wondering if it dates back to Roman times.
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Re: Non-freeway beltways
« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2014, 10:18:38 PM »

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I don't know what the history behind this loop is.

My first guess would depend on the age of it….wondering if it dates back to Roman times.


According to Italian Wikipedia:
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La "strada poligonale" costituisce l'anulare della città: un cerchio perfetto di tre chilometri circa di raggio. Venne ideata e realizzata tra il 1946 e il 1948 dal presidente del consorzio delle strade vicinali Giuseppe Cazzolla con lo scopo di facilitare l'arrivo in città dalla campagna ma, nel tempo, è diventata un anello di congiunzione dei vari assi stradali che raggiungono la città.
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The "road polygon" is the ring of the city: a perfect circle with a radius of two miles. It was designed and built between 1946 and 1948 by the President of the consortium of local roads Joseph Cazzolla with the aim of facilitating the arrival in town of the country, but, over time, has become a link of the different roads to reach the city .
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