The Pan American Highway is the longest in the world, covering a total distance of 16,000 miles and accessing 16 different countries, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and Peru. Traveling at an average of 60 miles per hour and driving for 8 hours a day, it would take you over a month to complete the entire trip.
The busiest highway in North America is Highway 401, covering 500 miles and hosting 420,000 vehicles every day. The road does not have sidewalks, but does have overpasses with tactile paving to allow persons with visual disabilities to know when they are close to the edge of the overpass.
The German Autobahns are the fastest highways in the world, with a recommended top speed of 81 miles per hour. It is illegal for anything, such as bicycles, mopeds, or pedestrians, to use the autobahn if they travel under 38 miles per hour.
The Trollstigen is a winding mountain road in Norway that is closed from October to May because winter weather makes the road impassable. It is popular to tourists because it offers views of many waterfalls and bridges in the mountains of Norway.
The Katy Freeway (Interstate 10) is the widest highway in the world. It has 26 lanes and hosts more than 219,000 vehicles daily. There are only a few crosswalks across the highway, and all of them are manufactured with tactile paving to help pedestrians with traction while walking across the vast freeway.
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