Not really a collection, but a hobby...

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Post by Driven on Sat May 05, 2012 2:24 pm

I like roads. Razz

I'm interested in how human activity has changed landscape, and specifically how constructing roads has changed a lot. I guess it's because I live right next to the Trans-Canada highway, where the present highway is only 30 years old; the stretch I live near goes right through a former intersection, which means the geography of the area is massively altered.

As well, I collect area (Renfrew County, ON) road maps within the past hundred years. They hold some value for me, as I like to see how things were before the local bypass was constructed, and more.

Anyone else into roads and stuff?

(there's another reason for people to consider me weird!)
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Post by Guest on Mon May 07, 2012 12:05 pm

I'm not really into roads that much...but that's cool that you are. Very Happy

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Post by nerf_herder4444 on Tue May 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Im actually really bad with roads. I usually remember how to get places by the landmarks. an example would be like, "the nearest wallmart is down the road that has the Chinese restaurant on it"
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Post by Driven on Sat May 12, 2012 7:55 am

Random road thought…

If you have driven to Ottawa from the west, you may know that the 4-lane highway only starts at Arnprior. 10 years ago, it started at a small town named Panmure, about 10 miles east. A new alignment was built to the south, instead of simply twinning the highway. Because I was (legitimately) only 6 or 7 when they built the extension, I hardly remember anything of the old road.

Well, my dad and I felt like going down the old highway for the heck of it. And so we did. He pointed out landmarks, like the canoe manufacturer he'd got his from, and a well-known truck stop that has since moved to Arnprior. It felt like Route 66, but not. Razz

I know, I'm weird… I hope to get a convertible someday just to drive down side roads and stuff.
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