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Quality of roads

Postby phantomD » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:07 am

I've noticed that roads in Brisbane seem to be far inferior to those in Canberra and Melbourne.

Anybody else like to comment?
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Postby potownrob » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:20 am

you might get a response or two if you're lucky, as most of us are not from down under.
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Postby phantomD » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:19 pm

There's a couple that I saw from another thread.

Thanks for the heads-up, I did realise that this site's demographic is primarily American/European.
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Postby jomotopia » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:35 pm

primarily North American actually, probably b/c everywhere in else in the world manual transmissions aren't such an inconvenient mystery. :lol:
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Postby phantomD » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:36 am

jomotopia wrote:primarily North American actually, probably b/c everywhere in else in the world manual transmissions aren't such an inconvenient mystery. :lol:


Read an article in the news down here recently where some wannabe American car thieves were thwarted by a cars manual transmission when they tried to drive off - they couldn't start it!
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Postby j_ortiz » Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:22 pm

Tropical heat and rain take their toll on asphalt. We have the same bad road problem in Puerto Rico which is at a latitude - though in the northern hemisphere - comparable to the Townsville-Cairns area of North-Central Queensland.
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Postby eaglecatcher » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:47 am

France has some of the best roads I've ever seen. Far superior to those I saw in the UK. The autoroutes are like glass. THere's not a single pothole or groove or anything.
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Postby wannabe » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:46 pm

eaglecatcher wrote:THere's not a single pothole or groove or anything.


what i wanna know then, is how do they keep them that way?

it DOES snow in france, right?
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Postby phantomD » Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:07 pm

The autoroutes are just amazing (did 150km/h, no bumps), the city streets are OK and the back streets/cobblestones are just shocking.
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Re: Quality of roads

Postby laracroft » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:46 am

Hi PhantomD,
I am Lara and I am with you.
Roads in Brisbane is inferior to those in Canberra and Melbourne.

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Re: Quality of roads

Postby mad_finn » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:55 am

if we start talkin about not so good raods, I suggest U take a look at here :)
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Postby theholycow » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:32 pm

Well, at least I can comfort myself knowing that somewhere it's worse than here. The roads in Rhode Island, USA look positively civilized by comparison.
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Re: Quality of roads

Postby Tups » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:36 pm

Some Finnish roads are also in pretty bad shape because we use studded winter tires.
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Re: Quality of roads

Postby mad_finn » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:25 pm

Tups wrote:Some Finnish roads are also in pretty bad shape because we use studded winter tires.


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There comes some grooves on the road, and when tarmac gets this it sometimes brakes, but usually when they get in too bad shape the roat is coated with new layer of tarmac
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Re: Quality of roads

Postby Tups » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:28 am

mad_finn wrote:There comes some grooves on the road, and when tarmac gets this it sometimes brakes, but usually when they get in too bad shape the roat is coated with new layer of tarmac
But then again if they're short on money and the road is not a major highway, they'll usually send one guy to shovel some tarmac to the worst holes instead of re-surfacing the whole road. My friend did that when he was working on Destia. Those emergency repairs won't last long and afterwards the road is in even worse shape than before.

Have you tried the second-newest stretch of freeway between Paimio and Muurla? Kinda bumpy, isn't it. On the other hand the old freeway near Helsinki has always been smooth. I guess there has been some negative developement in the building quality...

Of course in general roads in Finland are in pretty good shape. Cambodia was rather interesting couple of years ago. A 100 km trip took nearly six hours.
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