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How Far Away Is Your House From The Next Freeway?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 5001 times:

Today I've been at the Peugeot car dealer to get winter tires for my mother's car. While I was waiting in the line at the customer service desk I listened to a talk between some lady and an employee. The lady said something like: "Sorry, I can't be a customer here for longer because I'll move away next month, we bought a house near Muenster which is approx. 45 minutes away from the next Autobahn, all in all I would drive 90 minutes to you... blah, blah, blah".

I said to myself: "WTF, which normal thinking person is moving to the middle of nowhere where the next freeway is 45 mins away?".

My apartment is 3 minutes away from the next freeway entrance (as you can see on the map below), I have direct access to the A40 which leads to Essen in one, and to Dortmund in the other direction.



The A43, A44, and A52 are nearby and I can reach them in max. 15 minutes.

So how far away is the next freeway from your house? Do you live in the middle of nowhere or in an area with a good traffic infrastructure?

Patrick

[Edited 2006-11-29 19:20:15]

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4988 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
WTF, which normal thinking person is moving to the middle of nowhere where the next freeway is 45 mins away?".

Some people like living out in the sticks, in a more rural environment and so forth.

That said I am about 20 minutes away from the nearest freeway (about 15 miles). But the road to it, about 2/3rds of it, is a 4-lane limited access road w/ a 55 mph speed limit.



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4978 times:

Lets put it this way - A good magnifying glass and I can tell you what radio station the commuters on I-5 are tuned to.

As a rule, I like to be no more than five or so miles from on-ramp. That's why I'm a city boy, I can live in a great neighborhood full of character, and still be on the freeway w/in five minutes.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4974 times:

I'm lucky to live in the North West of England which has the densest region of Motorways in the UK. I live within 2 miles of the nearest Junction of the M61 and about 3 miles for the junction of the M6. However, we can use a local service station to get on the M6 as it's now illegal to close the site access roads thanks to ancient laws! It saves a lot of time and is only know to locals though.

Whilst you can probably guess where I live with a bit of detective work here is a modified Google Earth shot of my village.

http://www.tmfy.com/anet/motorway.jpg



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4968 times:
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Pretty close, I can see it from my kitchen window.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/andzz/house.jpg



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9785 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4961 times:
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I live pretty close to freeways (or highways as we call them all here in MA):

From my house:

I-95/MA-128: 2 miles, 6 minutes
US-3: 2 miles, 5 minutes
MA-2: 5 miles, 15 minutes

Big version: Width: 635 Height: 683 File size: 97kb


From my apartment (only moved here 4 weeks ago):

I-93: 2 miles, 10 minutes
MA-2: 4 miles, 15 minutes
US-1: 3 miles, 10 minutes
I-90: 4 miles, 15 minutes

Big version: Width: 639 Height: 638 File size: 146kb


not too shabby all around.

EDIT: edited to add the wicked awesome googlemaps screenshots.

[Edited 2006-11-29 19:56:38]


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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4955 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
So how far away is the next freeway from your house? Do you live in the middle of nowhere or in an area with a good traffic infrastructure?

3 miles from Interstate 95 in Virginia, about 30 miles south of downtown DC.


User currently offlineFrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4944 times:

It's less than 5 minutes from my apartment to the next entrance of A12 (Austria). The thing is, I won't use the autobahn that much in the next months since they reduced the speed limit to 100 km/h during winter. I would definitely call myself an environmentalist, but 100 is a bit too slow, even for me.

Sebastian


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

My house is about 50 miles from a motorway, takes up to 50 mins to reach it, depending on speed. Although there is the A38, which was re-named "The Devon Expressway" to make it sound better, that's about 6 miles away.

I live in Plymouth at the bottom of the map and the motorway starts at Exeter, at the top.


Closer up though, there is the A386 which runs not too far from my house, it's one of the few dual carriageway sections and is just a 40mph section of road, so its not too noisy.


btw - it's literally just in the last day or so that Google Earth have mapped my area at home, I checked a few days ago for something, so I'm pleased now, it's taken them long enough!

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 8):
it's literally just in the last day or so that Google Earth have mapped my area at home

Do you have your own micro climate down in that area of the country? That looks remarkably like summer to me!



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User currently offlineOlegShv From Sweden, joined Mar 2006, 683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

I live in about 3 miles from the nearest interstate.

User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1369 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

I live next to the QEW (Queen Elizabeth way).


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

I'm about 2km away from the 401.

Very handy.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11615 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
Do you have your own micro climate down in that area of the country? That looks remarkably like summer to me!

We do, but it still can't work that much of a wonder on the scenery! As far as I can tell, it was mapped some time during the summer of 2005, between late July and the start of September, and at about 12-3pm.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

I live maybe .3-.5 miles away to an entrance to I-195 and from my backyard I it is even closer to swim. But it takes me atleast 3-5 minutes to get on the freeway which might be .5 miles away anytime of the day except for late at night.


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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
From my apartment (only moved here 4 weeks ago):

Central St., huh?


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

My house is about 2 miles north of I-10 in Kenner, LA. The fun thing to think about is that if one hops on I-10 and drives 1,800 miles to the west, then gets off I-10 and goes straight north for about 3 or 4 miles, they'll reach the house I grew up in in Claremont, CA.....

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Given the choice I'd move out to the middle of nowhere and work from home.
But there's precious little of that around here and it's too expensive for me to live there (because others got there first and don't want to move).

So I make do with a quiet little place about 2km from the nearest highway, about 1km from the nearest trainstation, and 500m from the nearest busstop.
Sadly it's also about 2m from the nearest humans, but decent sound insulation means I don't usually hear them.



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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Hmm....I guess I can so I'm about say 75mi from the nearest true freeway (I-95). If you call the SR-1 expressway a freeway, then I'd say 35mi, but that doesn't really take you anywhere.


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User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

About 1.5 miles north from the beginning of I-670 on the east side of Columbus. A half mile down 670 are the ramps for 270.

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3609 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

I am about 3.5 miles from interstate 26 in Tennessee.

The entrance of my neighborhood is on Highway 354.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9785 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4834 times:
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Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 15):
Central St., huh?

Yeah, just off of Central. Just put "Somerville, MA" into GoogleMaps, as I'm right near the center.

It's a really nice neighborhood, actually - I guess it's a historic district.



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User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4807 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I said to myself: "WTF, which normal thinking person is moving to the middle of nowhere where the next freeway is 45 mins away?".

About 370 miles for me.
But it only takes an AS 732C an hour to get there, assuming you dont have checked bags and a car waiting.


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2992 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4799 times:
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umm well, 10 minutes if traffic is ok, if you call the Don Valley Parkingl... errr Parkway a Freeway... next closest is the Gardiner Expressway (15 mins).


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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

I live about 2.5 miles from I-75. It is a straight shot from I-75 to my place. There is a nude bar at my exit!  Smile


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25 Banco : I'm probably half an hour away from the nearest motorway, though a dual carriageway is about 20 minutes away. But then I do live pretty much in the st
26 Charger : 15 miles to I-87. 7 miles to Rte 17. Almost all the local roads around here are 55mph, so it takes no time to get to the entrance ramps.
27 NeilYYZ : Ahh yes, the Don Valley Parking Lot... I've had tons of fun waiting for accidents to clear up there. As for me - 3 minutes south - 407 3 minutes sout
28 JAGflyer : I'm about 3 minutes from the 407 (Bayview) and 5 minutes from highway 7 (its not really a "highway" but close enough). From the 407 we can access the
29 Mir : I'm about five minutes away from I-95, and about ten from I-4. -Mir
30 Miamiair : I am 1 mile away from the Turnpike (not free). In the mornings it tkaes me 15 minutes to get to work. Going home is another story; that can take 25 mi
31 777ER : In New Zealand the Freeway is called Motorway and other main routes is called State Highways. I live about 5 minutes from State Highway 58 and between
32 Aussie18 : I live 13minutes from the M5/Hume highway.
33 Post contains images Skidmarks : My nearest Motorway is either Liverpool (M62), 60 miles and a 3 1/2hr ferry journey, or Lancaster (M6) a 4hr ferry journey. Of course, I can fly to LP
34 Bill142 : 5-10 minutes from the Barton/Federal Highways. 30-60 minutes to the Hume Highway, depending which way you go. The nearest freeway would be one up near
35 Post contains links Melpax : I've got 2 freeways within around 10-15 minutes driving time (South-Eastern & Eastern freeways for those of you in MEL) However, the Eastlink tollway
36 Post contains links and images Doona : Let's explain. The red box shows my student housing area, Vildanden, here in Lund. The red dot shows the location of my dorm-room, on the ground floor
37 USAIRWAYS321 : I'm pretty sure that I win the prize. The closest freeway is I-90 in Spokane, about 70 miles/1.5 hours north of me.
38 57AZ : I am about 15 miles from the nearest interstate highway (I-10) and getting there takes 20-30 minutes due to all of the roads being four lane, 40 mph s
39 Dtwclipper : I am way too close to I-275, less then 1 mile in Northville, Michigan. It's great to be close to the freeway, but man the noise is just deafening. I p
40 LTBEWR : Defining a 'freeway' as a limited access divided highway without any businesses directly accessable from the road - I live less than 2 miles from NJ-2
41 Post contains links and images AirbusA346 : Well I have had to change the google maps image, because it is wrong. It has missed of the emergency slip roads and the motorway goes under the road n
42 Post contains images NorthStarDC4M : Ok if we are going to be comparing the sticks... Where i grew up we were 554km/338mi from the nearest freeway, I75 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, and
43 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Both, actually. I live some 500 m from the Carretera Interamericana or CA-1 (this large highway that crosses the country from east to west, and conne
44 Jafa39 : About 8 minutes drive.......
45 Post contains images Skidmarks : At least you had solid ground - all we have is water - dirty water at that!! :S Andy
46 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Five minutes early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Ten to fifteen minutes at all other times. The A12 to reach Utrecht, Arnhem and other points east
47 Cadet57 : I-90 (Mass Turnpike) about 5 minutes 1-91/391 About the same.
48 Post contains images CPDC10-30 : I am about 1 3/4 miles from the A5103 (which joins the M56) and a bit closer to the M60 which is the orbital motorway that goes around Manchester. I'm
49 AndesSMF : I live in a small, landlocked area that is close to the freeway from either end. Since 1994. There is another area about 25 minutes away that my wife
50 Jamesbuk : From a motorway 20 mins From a bypass (rounds down the side of town) 5 mins Rgds --James--
51 Mhodgson : From my 'official' home, about 4 miles to both the north and south junctions M6, junctions 34 and 35). From my current location in Oxfordshire, about
52 Dragon-wings : How do you post a image of Google maps on here?
53 Galapagapop : 1 mile from the merrit parkway, and 4 from I-95. Not to mention the other routes nearby that are all 40+ MPH routes, 53, 56, 7 so on and so on
54 NorthStarDC4M : Dirty? bah... we had radioactive mercury filled water, and we ate the fish out of it, so there!!! And i walked up hill to school, both ways, in -40 i
55 United767 : 1/8th of a mile off I-395 in Northern Virginia, about 4 miles west of the Pentagon.
56 JCS17 : In Dallas, I'm about 1/8 of a mile away from 75. Fortunately, our municipality (University Park) had the foresight to build a 20 ft. soundproof wall b
57 USAFHummer : About 1 mile from the nearest non-interstate freeway, US 36 ...about 15-20 miles from any of the 3 closest entrances to the nearest interstate, I-25,
58 Iakobos : Approximately 2,500km and three countries away. Welcome to Africa, the 4x4 paradise (by sheer necessity).
59 Post contains images Adopim88 : Well, I live a ways away from the nearest interstate, however.... US Highway 14 is about....100 or so ft from my apartment....it's not too noisy thoug
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