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Kitsune

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yes - the article follows the provinical naming scheme.. which is confusing. The next segment will be to highway 607 next year.
 

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Think traffic is bad in Toronto? This is crazy!

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/pix-carmaggedon-chinas-massive-50-lane-traffic-jam/20151008.htm

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Way to go UK! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ned-1-000-driving-60mph-inside-lane-free.html

By the way, does anyone know why the English refer to it as the inside lane when it's clearly the outermost lane on the motorway? Top Gear has never explained that to me :/

Probably the same reason they refer to the passenger side (the driver's left in a right-hand drive vehicle) as 'near side' as in nearest to the curb/edge on that side of the road, and the driver's side as 'offside'.
 

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The widest the 401 gets is 18 lanes, and the majority of it is 14 lanes. It's still the widest and busiest road on the planet, but it's not quite 20 lanes.
 

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Not really, a lot of the lanes in that image are actually service road lanes that have sidewalks, it would be like calling the Gardiner a 14 lane road because it has a 6 lane service road. The road itself is "only" something like 14 lanes. The 401 through Mississauga is the only highway that has 18 through lanes.
 

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Not really, a lot of the lanes in that image are actually service road lanes that have sidewalks, it would be like calling the Gardiner a 14 lane road because it has a 6 lane service road. The road itself is "only" something like 14 lanes. The 401 through Mississauga is the only highway that has 18 through lanes.

On google all of the links say that Katy freeway is the widest, though it looks like they have a different way of counting the number of lanes.
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Regardless, this is a disgusting amount of traffic lanes, in a city that (unlike Toronto) has dozens of freeways to begin with and 3 ring roads (with a 4th one on the way). I hope Texans are proud of their car culture.
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