Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 43
  1. #1
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bridge/road tolls

    How much is it in your area? Just curious.

    Bay Area Bridges are $4.00.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  2. #2
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nothing for 300 miles that requires a toll, maybe more.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    My Bikes
    Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
    Posts
    1,726
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    None in Michigan, but I'm about to do a cross country trip, so I'll letcha know.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    998
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    .75 USD on the tollway between Loop 1 in Austin and I-35. Will be $20 per day (yep, $10.00 each way) when Austin puts in toll lanes down one of the main highways (loop 1).

    Austin has a strong toll lobby which wants to replace all streets with tollways. :/

  5. #5
    shaken, not stirred. gnome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Shaky Isles.
    My Bikes
    I've lost count.
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't think there is a toll road in the whole country here.
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
    vBulletin: snafu

  6. #6
    Senior Member ken cummings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    northern California
    My Bikes
    Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
    Posts
    5,606
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did the GG bridge start charging toll for bikes?
    This space open

  7. #7
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In the next 5 years, there will be tolls on the 2 bridges that cross the Columbia between Oregon and Washington.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  8. #8
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    .75 USD on the tollway between Loop 1 in Austin and I-35. Will be $20 per day (yep, $10.00 each way) when Austin puts in toll lanes down one of the main highways (loop 1).

    Austin has a strong toll lobby which wants to replace all streets with tollways. :/
    A few friends and I were talking about how the roads around here might be getting toll roads. We were trying to figure out how much it would cost us to go to work and back on an average day if that happened.

    The one who we figured had to pay the most would spend about 20 bucks or so a day. That's not including parking, either!

    My comment of course would be that it would sure encourage more public transportation use or perhaps....CYCLING!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    South City, Ca
    Posts
    3,348
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I pay 4$ for my tolls.

  10. #10
    later free_pizza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,477
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dont think there are any toll roads in Canada...

  11. #11
    KombuchaCHIC Shadiyah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SLC,UT
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Juliana, 2005 Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hehe. When I clicked on this thread I thought it said bridge/road trolls. I was about to recite The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

  12. #12
    crazy bike girl msincredible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Santa Cruz mountains
    My Bikes
    '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
    Posts
    3,319
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Bay Area Bridges are $4.00.
    Free for bicycles (the ones that they are allowed on), and free for carpools or motorcycles during commute hours though.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    wa
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    Dont think there are any toll roads in Canada...
    There is the Coquihalla in B.C..
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

  14. #14
    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    In the next 5 years, there will be tolls on the 2 bridges that cross the Columbia between Oregon and Washington.
    I hadn't heard any plans to put a toll on the Glenn Jackson Bridge. It kind of makes sense, although with the price of gas and the congestion that's already on I-205 during rush hour, it would hardly be worth the detour.

    It will take more than 5 years. I think they're expecting about 2015 or so.

    The expected toll is $3-5 during rush hour. Less during other times. No roads with tolls in either Washington or Oregon as far as I know.

    The new bridge is supposed to have a big bike/pedestrian lane with no toll.
    "The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad

  15. #15
    Seņor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I-78 crossing the Delaware - $0.75 Bridges in/near Philly $2.00.

    I hate toll roads. Will only take them if I save more in gas than it costs. Unfortunately, the PA Turnpike is about the only viable East-West non-stop route in the southern half of the state heading west from here.
    The search for inner peace continues...

  16. #16
    ReMember trsidn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lake Pontchartrain causeway is $3 southbound (into New Orleans) It's a 20 mile bridge. 2$ if you have an electronic pass.
    Crescent City Connection (Over Mississippi River) in New Orleans is $1 inbound (I think)

    Only ones I can think of around here.
    Last edited by trsidn; 05-07-08 at 09:46 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

  17. #17
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,014
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    My daily commute involves a toll road. $2.00 each way, so I spend about $20 week on tolls. A bit more if I am dropping my son off at day care, as I have to pay $1.00 to get on or off at that exit.

    The toll road shaves time and distance off my commute, avoids stop and go driving, etc., so I consider it a necessary evil.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  18. #18
    Tail End Charlie Ritehsedad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Maine, The Way Life Should Be
    My Bikes
    Fuji Nevada MTB, Giant OCR1
    Posts
    545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's a few in this area.

    In New Hamshire on I-95 there is the $1.50 Hampton toll. On Rt-16 (Spaulding Turnpike) there are tolls in Dover ($0.50?) and Rochester (I don't have a clue).

    In Maine there is the Maine Turnpike which starts in York and goes to Augusta on I-95. There are 2 barrier tolls ($1.75 in York, $??? in Lewiston), and $0.65 tolls to get on each exit.

    99% of my driving avoids all of these.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

  19. #19
    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    1,852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $8 to get to Manhattan from NJ I think. Garden State Parkway it depends, $.35 here, $.25 there, and $.70 other places, I have EZ Pass so I never notice. Same with the Turnpike.

    I was for Bloomberg's congestion pricing, but it didn't make it through...
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

  20. #20
    Unique Vintage Steel cuda2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Allen, TX
    My Bikes
    Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
    Posts
    11,493
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Before I moved, I was paying I think about a $1.10 each way to work if I took the toll roads. Same if I took them to school. I would typically only take the toll roads to work / school and surface streets the other way.

  21. #21
    Senior Member ajay677's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    For the record, I am not now, nor have I ever been, an idiot.
    Posts
    500
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    Dont think there are any toll roads in Canada...
    The 407 is a toll road. The 407 bypasses a section of the 401 in Toronto. It was originally owned by the Province of Ontario but was later sold or leased (not sure which) to a private company. It is extremely expensive. It's cheaper if your car is equipped with a transponder, otherwise your vehicle plate is photgraphed upon entrance and upon exit from the toll road and a bill is mailed to you. Don't pay your bill, you're not getting license renewals.

    http://www.407etr.com/

  22. #22
    Senior Member ajay677's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    For the record, I am not now, nor have I ever been, an idiot.
    Posts
    500
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    None in Michigan, but I'm about to do a cross country trip, so I'll letcha know.
    To get to Michigan from where I am it's a $4 toll for the Ambassador Bridge and a $3.75 toll for the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel.

  23. #23
    Senior Member ajay677's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    For the record, I am not now, nor have I ever been, an idiot.
    Posts
    500
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The base toll, as of March 18, 2008, for vehicles under 5,000 kg is 19.00 to 19.25 cents/km during peak hours (6am-10am and 3pm-7pm weekdays) depending on where the vehicle travels and 18.00 cents/km during other hours for all stretches of the highway.

    The tollway is around 100 kilometers long.

  24. #24
    Last one to the top... Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    6,793
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike is a toll road, but I use a transponder, so never pay attention to what it costs. I only use it occasionally to get to Allentown or Philadelphia areas. I just checked and it is $4.75 for about 85 miles.

    The state is trying to pass a bill to lease the turnpike to a private party... why this would save the state money while making money for the company leasing it is beyond me... other than raising tolls... and that is probably the plan. The state could just do that directly, but then they couldn't as easily pass the buck.

    Scenario:

    PA leases Turnpike.

    Company claims that it is losing too much money and has to raise tolls.

    PA waves their arms and grumbles about how the company should manage their resources better... This would have nevewr happened under state control.

    The masses blindly follow the lead and get angry at the company instead of the state government that couldn't make it work and decided to lease the turnpike to pass the buck.

    But let me stop before I get this thread sent to P&R.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  25. #25
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,626
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    depends on his mood

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •