Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - R for reversible road

Adelaide's Southern Expressway is 21 km long, and according to Wikipedia is the World's longest reversible freeway. It was built to relieve the peak hour traffic congestion on the main South Road. On weekdays traffic flow is towards Adelaide in the mornings and away from Adelaide in the afternoons. On weekends traffic flow is in the opposite direction.

Recently there has been much lobbying for the duplication of the freeway, to enable better access to the southern suburbs in both directions at all times.

A veloway runs alongside the freeway, and unlike driving on the freeway you can ride in both directions at all times!

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13 comments:

Neva said...

We have something like this in Chicago on the Kennedy Expressway. The "express" lanes change directions...in in the mornings and out in the evenings. I like your choice today! And isn't it amazing what we notice now that we are blogging?

Patty said...

We have one lane here on the local interstate that reverses.
Very nice photos. Thanks for explaining the road system there.

MyThreeDaughters said...

That is amazing. I have a road photo from Victoria. Will tell hubby about your road at lunchtime.
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'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Good ABC "impressive road" , I like this photo very welldone,
Happy ABC greetings from JoAnn (holland)

Ida said...

I guess it`s practical.
Interesting.
Never seen one or heard about one like that before.
Original R.

My R

babooshka said...

We have no motorways on my island. Herad about the reversable, never seen one. Ineresting r.

John said...

Great shots and nice explanation of the road system in Adelaide.
Well done "R".

RuneE said...

We have had a couple of three lane roads were the middle one were reversible, but luckily they have been rebuilt. Much too dangerous and can only be regarded as temporary solutions.

Petunia said...

Great choice for ABCW!
Petunia's ABC

Daryl said...

I cannot imagine something like this working in New York ... the whining would be ear splitting

:-Daryl

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful R-shots! Well done:)

Andrée said...

Nobody gets confused? I am always confused about what day it is, so this may not be a good idea for me. I've never heard of doing this!

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mrsnesbitt said...

I almost broke into a song there Gordon! The Beatles have a lot to answer for!