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  1. Pierre , thanks for your informative post on your cities population.. + .. you give what i assume to be the full region population total also ? this looks to be a very exciting time for you as you have no less than 6 cities that are now over 800 K population ! I am hoping that you plan future population milestone postings as each city exceeds the 1 million population mark ?
  2. Thanks for the compliments Pierre I think the worst congestion i have so far is I have some rail lines now that vary from yellow to orange.. I was going to provide a pic or 2 but I think i will wait until i can get my city population at least back up to 720 K where I had it a short time ago ...
  3. Ocean View Surpasses ( 700,000) Population !!!
  4. wow josh, this is a fantastic rail system you have already whipped together.. This is clearly beyond my own expectations of what this entailed ! How has this benefited ( effected), traffic congestion levels so far overall ?
  5. Thanks much for your comments and questions guys ! I will take Josh questions first : I have all custom settings for the traffic capacities. but the( overall/ average) difficulty can best be described as slightly more difficult than Z ( Medium) Yes I have,, I upgraded that highway portion to a RHW- 4 And now on to Pierre - Those are actually parking garages with underground subway station function
  6. nice desktop image there Spook
  7. wow man, you have really improved this a lot !
  8. Josh, another suburb update ! If this is just a smaller update, well the amount of pics and your excellent descriptions still put my small sc4 updates to shame in comparison here.. Ya , i really wonder if those new turning lanes were part of the key to reducing traffic in your first pic. Of course I am hoping that is the case.. And jumping down to your last congestion pic, Yes it still looking we do have some further traffic congestion concerns to deal with here.. I will be curious of the great mass transit ideas you mentioned will play a major role later in the traffic reduction.
  9. wow, spook.. thanks for the additional links there.. remind me in chat when i have some time to explore all those
  10. Josh, thanks for your posting ! I think i have planned out a pretty good system to use here. So i will try to elaborate on your answer thru a few pics .. i think I posted a similar pic when i first started the city. but with a more recent pic its easier to see now how I staggered the zones in a North - South fashion, which i think is one of the better lay out ideas to try and control traffic routing in Sc4. Since traffic is reliant on a pretty simple system of ( home to jobs) / morning commute and than from( jobs back to home) / evening commute again. But the main idea was a central highway system that cuts North to south across the entire map, and than supplemented by 2 main rail lines- Than later on I decided to add a full- city wide subway system.. My pic here will show you at what stage of development that has grown to. I just recently connected just about the entire map , North - South with it -
  11. Aldini, it is great your back creating a new CS , city Journal again ! And it looks like your off to a good start here also... I look forward to frequent updates now on this new developing city my friend..
  12. Josh, your really doing excellent work with all these towns and cities.. I think only one town showed a small decrease.. Where as there has been some big time development that is very impressive in a couple of towns, But just about all of them are showing at least some increase in population...Keep up the good work and also your excellent CJ updates my friend..
  13. Ocean View Surpasses ( 600,000) Population !!! This is a view of the South CBD, which has really taken shape now.. with a nice collection of high rises , which you would expect in a city of this size- traffic is still surprisingly under good control despite the expanding population of the city.. So far there are just a few rail + subway lines that go into the yellow to orange congestion shading ranges,,This pic shows one such rail line -
  14. 4030 ya, the Monday Blues , Josh
  15. 4027 another lazy Sunday ...