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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    YouTube Freeway Tours

    Over the past half a year or so this Bear has become addicted to the "Freeway Tours" that are popular on YouTube. For my opening salvo I give you Seattle, via a Puget Sound tour (according to the title). However, near the CBD the tour turns east, crosses Lake Washington and then turns toward "The Land of Microsoft" (Renton, Bellevue, yadda). Some things that caught my attention include the motorcycle on the I-90 HOV lane (is that legal?) and the very impressive Bellevue skyline (complete with a flock of cranes.....construction cranes.) Enjoy the tour and submit some yourself!

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    I can't believe it took 5 minutes to see any semblance of a city along that freeway.
    I burned down the church to atone for my transgressions.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    <snip> Some things that caught my attention include the motorcycle on the I-90 HOV lane (is that legal?)</snip>
    I think it's pretty common to allow single passenger motorcycles in HOV lanes.
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    I can't believe it took 5 minutes to see any semblance of a city along that freeway.
    Quite right, because of the dash-mounted cameras on these YouTube Freeway Tours your view is of the road, traffic, and "stuff" in the straight-ahead distance. Of course, actually cruising these highways would be better. And wandering off the freeways: Even better. But, these vids are my "next best thing".

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    Buffalo

    This one is for Dan. Buffalo, New York.

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    Total Planner Geek, but I do love these freeway tour videos. With these videos I can "visit" cities all over.

    This person has freeway tours all over Texas including this one from Houston that shows a few of the toll roads, an underground interchange and the massiveness of the Houston freeway system.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgsdk...feature=relmfu

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    Part of Interstate 40 in Greensboro, North Carolina. As of 2012 Greensboro has over 270,000 people with a metro of 1.6 million (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point). Greensboro is North Carolina's 3rd largest city and is home of Honda Aircraft Company, Lincoln FInancial's Insurance headquarters, Wrangler, VF Corp, Lorillard Tobacco Company (maker of Newport Cigarettes) and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaR_i...0&feature=plcp

    Part of Greensboro's beltway (I-840 / I-73 / I-85)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0PcG...6&feature=plcp

    Here is I-77 to I-277 in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a population of over 700,000, Charlotte is the largest city in the Carolinas and is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The city is home to Duke Energy, Bank of America and was home to Wachovia until Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia. Charlotte has an NBA and NFL team and recently opened a light rail system. Within 15 years, Charlotte is expected to have over 1 million people.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fbtD...78D623364FFB5A

    Another one with Charlotte

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpI9A...eature=related
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    Greensboro, North Carolina -population 270,400 (metro 1.6 million)
    NC's 3rd largest city

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    Greensboro, North Carolina -population 270,400 (metro 1.6 million)
    NC's 3rd largest city

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