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Hawaiian Interstates

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Urbanguy, you posted some great stuff on some other forum about the 'H' interstates, any chance I could convince you to put some of that back together and post here?

Pretty please... :)

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Oh cool sure will haha you have a good memory ;)

Here you go!

OMG i love this pic

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Its weird seeing highways, freeways on an island huh?

Ooh the zipperlane

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Wow i love this thread! :P

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haha yeah thanks to Cotuit for bringing it back up i had fun finding these pics most are pretty cool! :P

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Nice pics. I especially like the first one.

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That's the stuff. ;)

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Blah, the freeways look like they're on the simple side, no complex interchanges or more than 3 highway signs at once...

Actually wait, I missed this pic: :eek:

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So it looks pretty neat after all, especially with all those buildings close to downtown that have been cut off by the H-1. :D Too bad the other islands don't have them, but it beats Alaska at least. ;)

Still, nothing gives me the multiple orgasms that Quebec autoroutes do. :boogy:

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How can it be called an interstate if they only run through one state!

Maryland has I-97 which only runs in Maryland. Alaska and Hawaii both get interstate highway funds. Alaska has no need for sizeable expressways, so they have no routes that are signed as interstates, but Hawaii does. They are outside of the numbering conventions of the Interstates on the lower 48, hence the H- numbering.

I've never understood why the Quebec Autoroutes have bilingual signs. The province is officially mono-linguistic. I assume it has something to do with Federal Highway funding...? I find the bi-lingual signs cluttered and difficult to read, I'd rather they be just french.

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Wendell FOX, yeah the highway systems here are not very complex plus there isnt much room for it to be complex because its mainly an east to west city thanks to the mountains and the ocean. :P

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I've never understood why the Quebec Autoroutes have bilingual signs. The province is officially mono-linguistic. I assume it has something to do with Federal Highway funding...? I find the bi-lingual signs cluttered and difficult to read, I'd rather they be just french.

Most of them aren't bilingual, it's just that in this case it's in Montreal and the DOT guessed that in case a visitor got off the airport and cruised in the city. Toronto has some bilingual signs too (or at least the directions).

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The bilingual signs look confusing, but if I had to read French-only signs I'd be even more confused. I'd be so lost...I know only about 3 or 4 words of French. LOL.

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I dont think i know any french words.

Yeah, the 4 I know I learned from my 3rd grade teacher, who attempted to teach our class French. She must've been somewhat sucessful, since I still remember a whole 4 words. LOL. I took Spanish in high school....much easier to learn then French, IMO.

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You don't need to learn a lot of French to read the signs - just know the directions (Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest) which are pretty much similar to English anyway, and Arret = stop. Most everybody in Quebec (or at least in the metro areas) know basic English in case you need to ask someone for help.

In my case, people sometimes automatically figure out that I speak pretty much English only for some reason. :P

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