Talk:U.S. Route 1
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"Generally further to the east?"
The page says of US 1: "It parallels Interstate 95, although for a longer route and usually further to the east." This is not true; US 1 is much more often west of I-95 then east. From I-95's beginning, US 1 does in fact run east of I-95 for a significant distance, but it crosses over I-95 near Newark, NJ and parallels I-95 to the west between Newark, NJ and Jacksonville, FL (with the exception of a couple parts in Virginia), which is at least 2/3rds of its entire route!
Moved to U.S. Route 1
I have moved this to U.S. Route 1, as that is the name used by AASHTO, the Federal government, and many states. See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject U.S. Highways#Useful resource - AASHTO reports 1989-present. If there are no complaints about this or the other three I have moved in a day or so, I will move the rest. --SPUI (talk - don't use sorted stub templates!) 03:21, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
North Carolina section
- What the heck is the "Appalachian Rise"? There are "Appalachian Mountains", which are footed by the "Piedmont". You can certainly make a case that US 1 neatly travels on the line between the piedmont and the coastal plain.
- The # of miles in this section doesn't match the summary. Anyone know which is right?
- What "peach orchards"???
- Respsonse to #1: I think they mean the Fall Line, which is what U.S. 1 generally follows through North Carolina.
- Also in South Carolina, Virgina, and Maryland does it follow the Fall Line. Note that Augusta, Ga., Columbia, S.C., Petersburg, Va., Richmond, Va., the Great Falls of the Potomac, and Baltimore, are all on the Fall Line. Also, as the writer above did, note that the "Fall Line" in the U.S. is a geographic name, a proper noun, and it is Always Capitalized. The article had a real problem with this simple fact.220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:43, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
In the Pennsylvania section the term superhighway is used liberally. Can someone confirm that all those references refer to something that been rebuilt with decent ramps. I recall those sections date back to the times of abrupt ramps and limited sight distances, something that I'd hardly call super. However I haven't been on one for many, many ... many moons, so I'm asking.--J Clear 02:18, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Rkrunyan 06:40, 23 July 2007 (UTC)RKRunyan I grew up in Lower Bucks county in the '50s and early '60s and remember that a good portion of US 1 from the Philadelphia County/Bucks County line was locally referred to as both "the Superhighway" and "Lincoln Highway" and "US 1". This is not to say that any one designation was/is more "official" than another, only a local memory. My sense of the "Suberhighway" label was that it may have been the first four lane highway in the area and was dubbed such by locals. As we know, names seem to stick. The irony was that a bit further north, a fourlane macadam US 1 exited the concrete "Superhighway" to the right and continued north through Penndel and then narrowed to two lanes through Langhorne, widening to four lanes once again north of Langhorne to the NJ bridge into Trenton. Meanwhile the concrete "Superhighway" went straight from that departing US 1 exit, ran through the heart of Langhorne and deadended on the north side of town. That non-through section of concrete maintained the local name of "Superhighway" and was as a great place for drag races since there was only sparse local traffic on it.
U.S. 1 was routed along the following state highways
- Florida: State Road 4 (Atlantic Highway used State Road 3 north of Jacksonville)
- Georgia: State Route 15, State Route 32, unnumbered?, State Route 17, State Route 24 (see Talk:State Route 4 (Georgia)) (Atlantic Highway used State Route 27, State Route 25 and State Route 21)
- South Carolina: S.C. Route 12, unknown (possibly S.C. Route 1)
- North Carolina: NC 50
- Virginia: Route 31
- Maryland: nothing
- Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Route 12, Pennsylvania Route 1
- New Jersey: Route 13, Route 1
- New England: Route 1, unknown, Route 24
Why would Route 1 be major at Route 3 or is that the same route as 495?
Rkrunyan 06:26, 23 July 2007 (UTC)RKRunyan Additional note to the above. The text of the US1 article refers to US1 paralleling various Interstate Highway system segments. The wording is such that it may imply (perhaps more often to younger readers because they don't know better) that the route of US1 was "selected" to parallel Interstates when the opposite is more likely the case since the US Highway system predates the Interstate system. Discussion is welcome prior to editing the pages to eliminate said implications.
Route browse box
Could someone fix the browse box at the bottom of the page. The categories footer is overlapping it. I don't know how to fix it. --TinMan 12:38, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
City Avenue or City Line Avenue? (near Phila)
Depending on which map I look at, US1, as it approaches I-76 along the edge of Philadelphia, is labeled City Avenue,City Line Avenue, or both. I have also heard it called both. Can someone who lives there or drives it, say what's on the actual street signs along the road separating MontCo from Phila.? Perhaps it changes as you move in and out of Bala. I bring this up here, rather than at Talk:U.S. Route 1, as a recent editor changed it here. I'm also linking this discussion from Talk:Interstate 76 (east), as someone recently edited City Ave. to City Line Ave., there. Also what do the I-76 exit signs say (although I'm not sure that's more definitive than the street signs)? --J Clear 17:22, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
- Windows Live calls it City Avenue. I can't copy a link for it from there. I don't know how. The signs on I-76 show City Ave, but the text on the page calls it City Line Avenue. This website calls it City Avenue. For I-76, we'll use what's on the sign, regardless of whether the sign is "right" or not, because the exit list reflects what the signs say. --MPD01605 (T / C) 17:46, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
- Didn't think to consult wikipedia, something about forest and trees.... I set the I-76 article back and linked it. --J Clear 15:01, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
The actual name, per the Philadelphia Planning Comm., is City Line Ave. However, this is Philadelphia, a name change has been proposed to shorten the name to City Ave.ShoessssShoessss
It has important junctions with U.S. 40
I have added the intersection with U.S. 40 in Baltimore to the table, and changing that will be cause for execution! It also has an important intersection with U.S. 92 (Interstate 4) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Don't change that one, either!18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:34, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks for your edits. As a general guideline though, we would like to keep the number of junctions in the infobox to ten or below. So we need to choose ten of the most major junctions, ideally distributed geographically. If you want to add another junction, please remove one as well. --Polaron | Talk 16:37, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
- That "rule of ten" is an arbitrary and capricious one. Also, with a list of "major intersections", any U.S. highway that ends in a zero is a Major Intersection. No arguing with that. So, from north to south, all of these need to be included wherever the intersections exist: U.S. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90. I do know that these exist: U.S. 40 (Baltimore, and maybe somewhere else, too, Atlantic City?), U.S. 50 (Washington, D.C.), U.S. 70 (North Carolina), and U.S. 90 (Jacksonville, Florida). Since someone is going to be a busy-body about this article, I will leave it up to him/her to research and fill in the rest.22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:58, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
- I have seen other similar articles (even on U.S. Highways) where all of the Major Intersections in the table are of Interstate Highways. However, it is absurd for this one to have all U.S. highways, except for one Interstate Highway. Absurd, absurd! Make them all U.S. Highways. And if you don't like the way that U.S. 20 shows up - then you go figure out how to patch it. I'm not going to - I have better things to do. Avoiding of absurdities is a big one of them. (I have master's degrees in mathematics and engineering, and we don't like absurdities.126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:15, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
U.S. 1 (Marvel Comics)
Disambiguation--There is a marvel comics character--a trucker/superhero-named U.S.1 who had a limited comic book series in the early 1980s.