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My first interchange isn't exactly a thing of beauty

My first interchange isn't exactly a thing of beauty

KabuGenoa

“Stick it underground then I can just make it ugly” I see we went to the same civil engineering program


mineawesomeman

is that not just a universal program for everyone in cities skylines? whenever i press page down and see the mess that is my underground roads it’s always quite a fun time


SmileBeBack

A tip for fellow mole road construction peoples, dig down to a deep level then match that level at several spots around the map, link these spots with motorways all nice and level, then have fun trying to corkscrew them to roads on the surface later in the game. Then try explaining to your city of 100k why you spent 4 trillion on roads they cannot use for 20 more years.


woNubvJjg5KtwoHAOg1A

>Then try explaining to your city of 100k why you spent 4 trillion on roads they cannot use for 20 more years. Just like in real life!


ixi_rook_imi

>dig down to a deep level then match that level at several spots around the map, link these spots with motorways all nice and level, *Elon Musk wants to know your location*


MandrillMetacarpal

I like to create underground highway systems that have surface level entrances and exits all around the city. This way I don't have to stare at all the horrific traffic jams.


SmileBeBack

Ah yes the sweep it under the city approach. I too do this, along with train tracks and metro, all the time thinking, "oh this will all come together nicely" and a week later it is time to burn it all away and start again as the mess is too great to begin to untangle.


TheSkrillanator

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Sudden_Neat_5400

Concealed interchanges are my specialty.


Sudden_Neat_5400

Pro-tip, an entire underground highway system is the real traffic manager. I use one until I get everything above ground lined out.


Playererf

I'm in the process of building an underground highway ring around the perimeter of my whole city. Any tips for building nice interchanges with underground highways?


Sudden_Neat_5400

Not specifically, I can tell you what I normally do looks more like a tree than a circle. I usually have a four lane one way highway going each way straight through the heart of the city with short and long braches coming in and out from all parts of the city. I also use the traffic manager mod and set all the speed limits to "no limit". Make sure there are no intersections. I slowly destroy the whole thing once the above ground system comes together. I do all this because traffic can be a real headache early, during the city building process, especially when placing high density zones.


reddits_aight

I tend to put my main tunnel deep enough so that ramps can pass both over and under it while still underground. So -24m.


Taitrnator

Sunken highways are bae for highways going through a city, but they’re kinda difficult to execute without landscaping + move it mods. It looks way more realistic and you get those cute small bridges going over them connecting the city


AlliedAtheistAllianc

I keep below ground for bike paths.


Finch2090

Cars merging in then 2 feet ahead cars are merging out The accidents lol


Monkey2371

I’ve seen roads like that in real life and they sooomehow work


ivrt2

They don't work so well in cs though. I find cars stopping to let traffic around if I leave spots like that and then the highway backs up really quick.


adnecrias

Cloverleaf is a little like that too


jake2617

If it’s stupid ugly but it works ... it’s perfectly acceptable in this game.


thewend

good looking intersections is mix-maxing, change my mind


didaxyz

Nah. You could do one in the creator in a short time and then just paste it ingame. When you have a little exp you know what works well


AntAgile

Wait how does that work? You can paste stuff in a save that you made in another one?


Nickayz

Yes, you can do that, too with the MoveIt Mod: [https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1619685021](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1619685021) With this you can select nodes and segments of streets and export them. Then just import them in the save you want. To be exact, you can export everything: buildings, props, decals with it.


AntAgile

Nice, thank you!


didaxyz

No you have to create an item in the creation Tool, then u can use it as often as you want in a game. You can create almost everything there


AntAgile

Oh okay interesting! By creation tool you mean the Asset Editor right? I never checked that out before, but I might soon, thanks!


lamppb13

I like that you have an overpass that then becomes an underground tunnel. Roller-coaster!!


IamWatchingAoT

Two or three years ago I was in the same spot as you. Cut to today and I am using like 600 assets from the workshop and CSUR to make the most difficult and realistic interchanges. It's been so long since I relaxed at this game...


reddits_aight

I think when you download the [Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices](https://i.imgur.com/5KKaHIP.png) for fun you know you've crossed a line that can't be uncrossed.


KillerMeemeStar

Do you have any pictures of your interchanges?


parafilm

That's what most of mine look like, and I've logged about 500 hours on this game :(


KabuGenoa

This is some real shit lol


ameya2693

You get better and better with time and practice. And lots of watching others who do a really good job and, of course, real life intersections.


Heavywhere

That’s how all of mine look the first time. Just get your traffic figured out first with complex custom interchanges. Move on for a bit then one night you’ll dedicate a couple hours to making it beautiful. You’ll be surprised what you can do with this. Traffic is more important so start there.


Mysterious-Data-4299

It is a thing nonetheless


Mitrian

Man you’re really driving your city into the ground!


sagressa

It ain't honest but it's much


BevansDesign

Does everyone live underground? Are they mole people?


Monst3rr

imagine the signage for this lol


Content_Employment_7

...Why does it look like that?


Playererf

It's connecting with an underground highway


Ok_Ad4452

I want an underground view so I can see this beautiful abomination!!


Tstaff7

Hey I love it, looks very good.


gregjsmith

Cims don’t care


Calgrei

The expense irl...


JackyyBoy

Just hide it with trees!


comicmuse1982

You cant tease us with that, then not show us the naked one!


xyz3uvp

We've all been there.... haven't we?


Speedbrake22

I’m still there


Dreadpirateflappy

Bought this game at launch, this is still better than Nothing I can manage.


gag3rs

I honestly don’t think it’s ugly?? I like the look of all the tunnels and just knowing that somehow it still works great when you can’t see half of it


International-Turn-9

It's got personality*


Ok-Aside-4907

Oh god have mercy But I know exactly how proud you feel. It's only going to get better my friend! Keep up the good work


christoosss

Workshop link?


Playererf

😂


Tinman3099PS4

My first one was ugly as sin. Had nearly 0 curves. 95% was 90° angles (yes. Pretty much you exited at like 60mph to a 90° right turn). I had just got the game and didn't know the freedom the game had. I usually played SimCity. So just imagine the poor simitezens in my first city. I'm half tempted when I get home to see if that save exists still. Lol. As for your beauty here? I'd love to see under it's cloak. The tunnels are cool. (I have an idea to do a Right Side Driving one with exits and mergers off the Left Sides of the highways. See how it goes. Maybe it'll give me HAL's voice telling me "I'm sorry Dave, I can't let you do that.")


javier_aeoa

Soft curves in the air. Grid in the ground. A freaking maze underground. Yup.


L3TH4L_BR

IDGAF, I fucking love it!!


DeadDoctheBrewer

It's also not the worst first one either. Remember, you have to start somewhere. Give it time and soon you will be building Spaghetti Junction. 😁


BLACKGUNDAMACROSS

This is so abstract, unique, superior...let you think about the possible underground roads that connect that interchange...very nice


trumbell

This honestly makes me happy. It's charming in an ungainly, confused sort of way, and it has inspired me on how to get out of a traffic mess I've created. I'm not saying I'll do this, but it has inspired a possible solution. Thanks for sharing.


arjuntighare

If it's efficient, no one cares the aestheticity


Andrew4Life

Ha ha. This is how my interchanges used to look like. I then graduated to using the standard interchange, using the Move It mod, and/or combining with a roundabout for easy integration into a city.


pig_pork

I kinda like it I feel like it would look good in a really big city. Maybe if you put it on a hill and had the tunnels on the sides, idrk.


NegInk

6 way intersection underground I bet lol


Specialist_Goat_1154

🤮🤮🤮


_artbreaker

I hate interchanges! They're a nightmare to do, when I unlock s new map section then have to figure out all the ways to get it connected 😭


TwinSong

Looks like some weird alien plant


dave-r6

I feel you bro


myfirstnuzlocke

It's "abstract"


carlscaviar

Oh but it is! On the inside ❤


AntAgile

...Now you have to show us the underground view!


mertskaplan

It looks prity ugly. 😃


DmMacniel

Will never fade away.


SailAwayMatey

Mate, mine always look awful...they work well, but they don't look good 😅 Considering when you spend ages doing them, just for it look like a plate of spaghetti.


CriminalMacabre

Interhell


cr1st1an_10

damn i’ll gladly buy one of those


ActualBacchus

I fear that if I gaze too long upon its eldritch curves Great Cthulhu will awaken


madd14007

I'm in this picture and I don't like it.


Clarry91

I like it! Place efficient, very modern, i think it looks really sweet!


ravnag

It is beautiful to me. It is precious. Special.


Nine_Eye_Ron

Biffa whispers softly “lane mathematics”


TheBugMonster

The first step is making it work The next step is making it work pretty


DFNinja

My first thought was: How did this guy get into my city?


igetript

That's one way to do it


JayBrew391

haha just remember, with the exception of those well-versed in city-planning, this is exactly what the first few interchanges looked like of all the "pros" haha game on


holland1999

mine still look like this 2 years after i started playing LOL


funshirtguy

This is what all of mine look like. As long as it works that's all that matters


jocoh84

That's awesome. Would like to see the rest of your city


Worker_BeeSF

*traffic intensifies*


zooksoup

Hey better than I could do. Once an exit was so backed up I built an underground roundabout, it worked-ish, but that would be scary in real life


MandrillMetacarpal

Finally, an interchange after my own heart.


Raptori33

Brings back memories


Attackonkitten_12

I like your interchange, mine were similar (before i had to delete my only working save, new player problems lol) and i'll probably use it in my city later on as it's honestly what i need with a few tweaks as i can't use mods.