… is certainly something a “normal Middle-European” needs quite some time to get used to. Well, not only in Houston, of course, but in other big cities in the USA, too. It’s only that I became aware of that again when I drove to Houston Airport [George Bush Intercontinental Airport – IAH] last Tuesday to meet Mary there. On IH-10 in the outskirts of Houston, in Katy [that part also known as Katy Freeway], to be exact, I tried to count the lanes and came up with 11 to 12, in just one direction. And that doesn’t include exits or entry ramps which usually add another 2 lanes.
The lanes were:
- 6-7 “regular” lanes
- 2 access/frontage roads
- 1 HOV lane
- 2 toll lanes
It needs quite a bit of concentration, especially to get into the correct lane before you exit, the latter being all the more difficult as – contrary to German highways – exits can be from the left lane(s), too.
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