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Old July 22nd, 2010, 09:50 AM   #301
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That's actually pretty common for a major metropolitan area. The first section follows I-5 out of downtown, the second section follows SR-520 outbound, which doesn't carry much traffic around that time yet.

I wouldn't be surprised if SR-520 outbound gets busy during rush hours as well, as Bellevue has developed into a major job center outside downtown Seattle. Microsoft headquarters is located in that area for example.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #302
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Do you know what's the problem with youtube? I can't upload anything because of an "unknown error"

I have 60GB of driving videos on romanian roads waiting to be processed and after that uploaded. Hopefully I will be able to upload them untill tommorow because starting Monday I will not have internet access for one week.

later edit: I managed to upload them. Tommorrow morning I will post for you 10 driving videos so use F5
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Old July 25th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #303
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Before reading this post make sure you have 1 h spare time.

Last week videos:
Driving in Arad, part 2:



Arad - Toc (90 km) - the first few km have up to 30.000 AADT on a normal 1+1 road:



Toc - Deva (58 km):



Deva - Alba Iulia via Vințu de Jos (61 km):



Alba Iulia - Turda (64 km):



Turda - Gilău: "Transilvania Motorway" (43 km):



Driving in Cluj-Napoca:



Cluj - Dej (50 km):
bonus: getting lost in Dej while searching for an ATM



Dej - Salva (46 km):



Salva - Ieud (65 km):
Sorry for having the sun in front but it was quite late already.



Ieud, Maramureș:
Traditional local music by Cornelia & Lupu Rednic



Road numbers are displayed in each video description
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Old July 30th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #304
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New videos:

Arad bypass:



Arad - Ineu:



Ineu - Sebiș:



Sebiș - Revetiş:



Revetiş village seen from the motorbike:



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Old July 31st, 2010, 02:29 PM   #305
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A small night tour of Zwolle on the N337 Ring Road, A28 motorway and N35 Ring Road.

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Old August 1st, 2010, 12:35 AM   #306
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West Freeway, Tijuana, Mexico.



And some streets in Tijuana.


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Old August 1st, 2010, 11:01 PM   #307
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Hungary Road nr 7

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Old August 14th, 2010, 05:27 AM   #308
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NS Highway 103 (the twinned section) to Exit 5.

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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #309
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Driving in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, focused on the landmarks on the way. Please ignore the audio as it is in Bulgarian.

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Old August 16th, 2010, 02:20 AM   #310
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Some random italian videos.

From Genoa suburbs to the Highways (which, in this case, are literally high), first on the A12, then on A7, towards Milan.
Route on map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lmoHPJb3Hk

Again on the "windy" A7 towards Milan, from Ronco Scrivia. This highway is awesome, mostly for its old curvy branch (heading south), between Serravalle Scrivia and Genoa. If you love driving, try it.
Route on map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnRvVG5-dR0

Time laps 4x: driving around the useless Veneto countryside nothing really interesting, apart from the time laps thing.
Route on map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqzSdfqF9gE
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Old August 16th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #311
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Must say the Veneto country side looks a lot like the Belgian one less country, more homes HAHA
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Old August 16th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #312
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Oh no, please
I mean, the entire central area of Veneto (around Vicenza-Padua-Mestre-Treviso-Bassano) is a randomly built sprawl of tiny villages and houses everywhere, in total disorder.

Imagine the entire urban area of L.A. built with a casual scheme of: one house, then some country, then one shopping mall, then one church, then some more country, then one house... and so on.

The ultimate disaggregation of space. Nothing built up enough to say it's urban, and no more empty spaces to say they're countryside.
So it is almost impossible creating a public transport net, since you don't have the advantage of serving many people in a small area. Speed limits all around must be kept low, since there is something built everywhere, and it is also difficult to build new connecting roads, since the space has been used following a "dot" scheme, and not aggregating buildings and leaving free strips of land.

The nightmare of any urbanist...
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #313
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The nightmare of any urbanist...
And traffic engineer. Try to widen an existing road within such developments. Or to find a new alignment without having to demolish dozens of homes.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #314
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Oh yeah. Have you tried the famous "Passante di Mestre"? You can't find a stretch really "straight". It's all bent around single houses. And exits have been built in the middle of nowhere, since space around the main cities was already "dotted"; so, in fact, all the main flows of traffic have to follow idiotic routes.

I call this method "Spit on it: you won't eat the whole thing, but nobody will be able to get it"...

You can compare the Padua - Mestre railway (XIX century) and highway (1933) with the Passante:
http://maps.google.it/?ie=UTF8&ll=45...,0.308647&z=12

The frightening point is that they're still building NOW, with no general plan.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #315
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Oh no, please
I mean, the entire central area of Veneto (around Vicenza-Padua-Mestre-Treviso-Bassano) is a randomly built sprawl of tiny villages and houses everywhere, in total disorder.

Imagine the entire urban area of L.A. built with a casual scheme of: one house, then some country, then one shopping mall, then one church, then some more country, then one house... and so on.

The ultimate disaggregation of space. Nothing built up enough to say it's urban, and no more empty spaces to say they're countryside.
So it is almost impossible creating a public transport net, since you don't have the advantage of serving many people in a small area. Speed limits all around must be kept low, since there is something built everywhere, and it is also difficult to build new connecting roads, since the space has been used following a "dot" scheme, and not aggregating buildings and leaving free strips of land.

The nightmare of any urbanist...
Exact the same situation in Belgium, really!

Veneto:



Flanders



So not much differences exept our seems even more unplanned

But this is a bit off topic,
Back to Driving video's!
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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #316
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You can compare the Padua - Mestre railway (XIX century) and highway (1933)
A4 Padova - Mestre was always my favorite road: it is so straight it can be drawn on the map by a ruler :-)
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Old August 17th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #317
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Some videos I recorded on July 27:

Sibiu - Sebeș (52 km)



Sebeș - Geoagiu Băi (42 km)



Geoagiu Băi - Deva (37 km)



Deva - Săvârșin (67 km)



Săvârșin - Arad (81 km)



Bonus: 2 idiots between Sibiu and Sebeș:



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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:56 PM   #318
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Reposting from the Canadian thread:

My newest video, this one is a little different. It is a drive on the Toronto "ring", consisting of Highways 401 and 427, the Gardiner Expressway, and the Don Valley Parkway. It's a complete lap (though, as mentioned in the video's description, nowadays Toronto extends well beyond this ring).

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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #319
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Woah! I really liked this one

Is it a 3x or 4x time lapse?
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Old August 19th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #320
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Thanks, it is more like 15x .
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