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How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:04 am

I just dropped off my GF at FRAs crew terminal (in f****ng 2°F / -17°F) and after the 18 miles drive home I realised that, though I left Cont-Europes busiest airport along germanys most dense motorway and home to near Darmstadt .. I only passed 1 traffic light on the way ... wich was green BTW  Smile

So, how many traffic lights do you have to pass from your frequent airport to your driveway?
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:08 am

Well, its about 50kms from my place to the YLW and if I go the usual way I'll end up going through 10 lights. If I take the back road I'll only end up with 6 lights.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:28 am

I live 8km from JNB and if I take the most direct route there are 3.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:29 am



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
if I go the usual way I'll end up going through 10 lights

Stopping of course for the red ones.  beady 

From my house to ONT, 9.

From my shop to ONT, 5.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:41 am

There are 4 traffic lights between LUG and my home, which is about 40 km.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:49 am

From ABQ to my home, zero.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:54 am

Its approx 50km from my home to ADL. At the moment there is 2 ways of getting to the airport.

1) is through the suburbs, and there are about 24 traffic lights along the way.

2) through the back roads there is about 10 traffic lights. This is the way I usually go.

There will be a 3rd option in two years with the Northern Freeway/Expressway being constructed which will reduce the distance, and the amount of traffic lights, and time to get to the airport.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:55 am



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 5):
From ABQ to my home, zero.

Well, heck. New Mexico doesn't have any traffic controls.  Wink
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:16 am

If I take the toll roads, I can go from my house to the airport (about 40 km) and back without passing any traffic light.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:20 am

I'm about 40km from the airport and depending on the route I take it is between 8 sets and 12 sets. Most of the route is along motorway but around the airport itself there are a few sets.

The current fashion in New Zealand seems to be to put in traffic lights at any intersection the 'consultants' recommend at considerable expense (I understand it costs about $300,000 (US$170,000) for most intersections to have lights installed). They are a PITA, waste electricity, cause excessive idling of cars and don't seem to do much compared to the previous round-about/give way intersection.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:24 am

Roughly 25 miles from NCL to my home in Sunderland and I go through 4 sets of traffic lights, most of which are only on part-time, 3 of which are on massive roundabouts and one new set at the top of a slip road near the Angel Of The North.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:29 am

There's about 12-13 km from my home to ZAG, along which there are 10 lights. If there's no traffic and you manage to keep 80-90 km/h (80 is the limit, it's a fast road outside of the city proper most of the way) so you hit all the green lights, you can be there in under 10 minutes. During rush hour, 30 minutes is more likely, though my average is 20. Oh and if you encounter a granny in a 30 year old hatchback driving parallel with a truck doing 50, you may get there next year...
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:25 am

I'm about 16km from the airport. Over half of that is on the motorway and I have 8 sets of lights to pass if I take the most direct route.

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 9):
The current fashion in New Zealand seems to be to put in traffic lights at any intersection the 'consultants' recommend at considerable expense (I understand it costs about $300,000 (US$170,000) for most intersections to have lights installed). They are a PITA, waste electricity, cause excessive idling of cars and don't seem to do much compared to the previous round-about/give way intersection.

It works well in LA but not over here.. Those city planners deserve to be shot for the amount of economic loss and frustration this city has seen since the implementation of the lights. It just clogs up every single road around an onramp and doesn't really improve the flow of the motorway because Auckland's motorway system isn't that great.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:50 am

From my house to Edinburgh airport, it's about 20 minutes in the car and there's two ways to get there.

Road 1 - there's 4 sets of traffic lights
Road 2 - (a tad longer) there's 6 sets of traffic lights  Smile

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:53 am

One from here to LHR T4&5. 2 between here and LGW, LHR T1,2,3. 1 between here and LTN. Countless between here and LCY.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:05 am

It depends on which way I go...

but if I take the interstate from MCO its about 15, if I take the other way its about 25.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:43 am

Around 20 miles from my house to Gatwick, and it depends which way I go. If I take the M23 route (which I usually do), then just one when coming off the motorway towards the airport. Going through Crawley boosts that number to around 8, not including three or four crossing lights which are usually green. The problem with the traffic lights in Crawley is that two of the lights I pass have traffic light cameras, so if you misjudge it in any way and go through as it just turns to red (even if it's your back wheels that go over the line as it has just turned red), then you can expect a fine and points on your license.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:51 am

On my drive to HAJ I pass 17 traffic lights within 32 km / 20 mi.
Of these, 7 are within 1,5 km / 1 mile on the main route trough the city of Wunstorf, with another 3 within the next 1,5 km / 1 mile.  banghead 

Once I have reached the motorway, only 2 sets of traffic lights on the approach road to HAJ remain.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:05 pm

None or one, depends which way I take, 33 kilometers.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:15 pm

From CGN to my home I have 0 traffic lights. Around 20 km.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:47 pm

From IAH (30mi/48km): 8 total
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:38 pm

I live about 10 miles north of EWR. If I take the most direct route (via NJ Rt. 21) then I have 2 traffic lights in my town and onto Rt. 21 south and about 12 lights in about 4 miles in the City of Newark itself until reaching the Airport site.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:27 pm

I live 20 kms to the North of FRA. I pass 5 traffic-lights on the first 1,5 kms until I reach the autobahn to the airport (or 3 if I cheat, what I often do, using a forbidden shortcut).
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:10 pm

From my house to BDL:

Route 1: 16

Route 2: 10, happens to be the longer way...
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:44 pm

I live about 7 miles East of MIA. Its a direct route via a Highway so I pass 2 lights after I get off the highway to my home and only 1 light going to the airport. Same goes with FLL which is 22 miles north of me since it is a straight shot using the highway.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:55 pm

Only two sets of lights. 115 KM Newry to Dublin Airlport of which 99% is motorway with one stop at a toll.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:28 pm

6, and I only live 6 miles away from AUS...  banghead 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:33 pm

I live by two: MLB and MCO

For MLB its 10 going from my place in Viera
For MCO its 2-4 depending on whether I take 520 which most of the time I do.

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:34 pm

4 traffic lights, and it's about 16 miles.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:40 pm

The town I live in only has 4 sets of traffic lights, I live on one side of town, the airport is on the other so I have to go thru all 4 of them.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:42 pm

From my home in Sweden there are no traffic lights all the way to ARN (about 94km)
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:31 pm



Quoting RGElectra80 (Reply 26):
6, and I only live 6 miles away from AUS

lol.... Best place in the USA though IMHO !!
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:34 pm

From my house to LGW is about 2.5m, depending which terminal you go to. Driving there I have no lights. Driving back, due to the perverse nature of British roads, I have 1 set.

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:44 pm

From North OKC to Will Rogers it's about 15 miles, but only 3 traffic lights if you include the ones at the airport itself. Fairly easy to get to, even if you are in a rush, just as long as it isn't rush hour..

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:56 pm

From my house to FSM has 7 traffic lights and 1 stop sign. It's probably not more than 4-5
miles away but, I have to go right thru Fort Smith to get there. Still pretty easy, tho. About a 15 minute drive, if lucky.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:01 pm

From

Home to SEN is less than a Mile no traffic lights. No commercial flights sadly.

I usually fly from STN on the coach from Southend I would say 15- 20as it routes through Rayleigh and Chelmsford.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:03 pm

Up to 18 possible red lights for me on the approximate 13 km I am from the airport.

Gotta love downtown living and the fact that there's no direct freeway link from my house to the airport (well, in fact, there's no direct link from anywhere to the airport. There is at least some city driving required to get to YOW.

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:06 pm

From my place to YYZ it is about 25 km and 2 traffic lights (most of it is highway driving). On the way back, the way highway exits are, its 3. Not bad!
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:12 pm

From my house to PIT: one (Beaver Grade Rd. and Ewing Rd.)
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:27 pm

One - from my hse in downotown Phoenix to PHX it's the I10 most of the way.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:44 pm



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 38):
From my house to PIT: one (Beaver Grade Rd. and Ewing Rd.)

Beaver, PIT need I say more??  Big grin

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:06 pm

I bike to the station where I take the train to the airport... 4km, and have to pass 3 traffic lights  Smile
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:21 pm

I think it's only about 7, as it's motorway pretty much all the way from Oxford to LHR (T5), all 50 miles or so.

Never driven to NCL or Durham Tees Valley, as I get the train to the former, and never go to the latter.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:32 pm



Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:36 pm

To work or the Terminal? To work there are 7 lights in 5 miles. All 7 are in about a 3 mile stretch. To go to the Terminal there are another 3 lights.
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:44 pm



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 38):

Well, it depends on where I'm at. When I'm at school, PIT is the closest one I use thats 80mi away and I only hit 3 leaving town.

But at home, I use PHL and thats 110mi away and I only hit like 3-4.
 
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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:09 pm

I think it's about 26 lights from my house to YYZ if I take the 407. I used Google Earth :P The route is around 78km from my driveway to the Wendy's parking lot.

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:13 pm



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 43):
Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Is it Friday already?

Cynical old sod!!  duck 

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:26 pm

From my house to KBUF is about 8 miles and there are 3 lights to deal with.

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 46):
I think it's about 26 lights from my house to YYZ if I take the 407. I used Google Earth :P The route is around 78km from my driveway to the Wendy's parking lot.

Hmm, in the 160 KM from my house to the YYZ Wendy's parking lot there are 6 traffic lights (8 if you count the one at Customs Canada and at the EZ-Pass Toll lane at the Peace Bridge)

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RE: How Many Traffic Lights From Airport To Your Home?

Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:30 pm



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 7):
New Mexico doesn't have any traffic controls

Actually, we do. Most people call them potholes though.
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