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Old August 26th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #401
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It has only 3 lanes, which means it can carry about 132.000 vehicles a day (maybe up to 180.000, but not much more), which makes it certainly not one of the busiest roads in Europe, but maybe it is in Portugal.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #402
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Im a Director of a Small courier company so am still on the road over the whole UK Road Network.

The M25 is Terrible. It was recently widened around Heathrow as J15-J13 i think, to 5 lanes each side, but what is the point if it will eventually come back down to 3 lanes each side it is obviously gonna cause a bottleneck situation isnt it!!!

Today 29/08/07 i drove Clockwise from J12 all the way round to J22 at 3.30pm (before rush hour) and it took me 1hr and a half to travel about 20 miles.

there are plans to widen the M25 to 4 lanes all the wau round but it still will not be enough.

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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #403
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Portugal's busiest Motorway

The Portuguese's busiest motorways are in Lisbon, the national capital.

MOTORWAYS
A5:200.000 cars/per day
IC19: 120.000 cars/per day

A5 motorway connects Lisbon with Cascais/Estoril Cities and the Cascais coast line.
IC19 motorway connects Lisbon with Sintra
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Old September 18th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #404
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It's always a pleasure to post this pic of A4 urban stretch in Milan

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Old September 18th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #405
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what is this lane between toll barriers? is it some service lane or for emergency vehicles? i guess it is closed, right?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #406
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Yes it is for emergency vehicles, police and so on; I don't know if it is fisically closed: I don't think so; probably they placed cameras which film infractions...


Edit.
Wait: I see some barriers (hard to see, but there are)
Then emergency vehicles got a remote control to open the barriers electronically without stopping
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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #407
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3 lanes can NEVER handle 350.000 vehicles a day.

If you count all the capacity of all lanes, you can get some 300.000 a day with continuous traffic jams for 24 hrs, but this is highly unlikely since there are rushhours and nighthours.

The busiest 2x3 road in the Netherlands is the A20 near Rotterdam with some 180.000 vehicles a day, and it is jammed most of the day.

And Bergamo is a town of 117.000 inhabitants, and this makes it highly unlikely to generate so much traffic.

i found this quote on autostrade.it:



I don't speak Italian at all, but the last line says it has 140.000 vehicles a day, and 40.000 trucks a day i think?

That would make 140.000 or 180.000, and you can say it is very busy, but far from being Europe's busiest.
As I know, AADT is calculated with trucks and other large vehicles converted to "standard units" aka cars. 40.000 trucks is usually multiplied with 3 or even 4 to get AADT. Add to 140.000 vehicles and see.
And yes, A4 around Milano is mostly jammed through the day.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #408
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Form where do you get those AADT figures? I cant find any for Hungary...can someone tell me some data regarding us?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #409
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Surely your road agency/directorate/something has a web page with those data. I don't understand Hungarian, so I can't help you much.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #410
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Thanks for the idea! It worked!
The highest number is 121774 vehicles/day(last year) on M7 between 7 and 9 km segments,weekends it was 131188.
Between 9 and 12 there were 104598 vehicles(M7),115406 on weekends.
M0 has an average of ~40000-60000 vehicles,weekends ~60000-90000.
(Weekend drive is forbidden for trucks not carrying perishable goods)
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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #411
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As I know, AADT is calculated with trucks and other large vehicles converted to "standard units" aka cars. 40.000 trucks is usually multiplied with 3 or even 4 to get AADT. Add to 140.000 vehicles and see.
And yes, A4 around Milano is mostly jammed through the day.
Afaik, this not done by the Germans. We count every vehicle as one vehicle and then give the number how many of these are trucks/buses etc.

For example: In Berlin, A 100, between Dreieck Funkturm and Kurfürstendamm, there are 191400 vehicles (on 3 lanes per direction), 3,9% percent of these is heavy traffic. Or A7 between Kirchheimer Dreieck and Kirchheim, 107000 vehicles, 30,8% of these is heavy traffic.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #412
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Thanks for the idea! It worked!
The highest number is 121774 vehicles/day(last year) on M7 between 7 and 9 km segments,weekends it was 131188.
Between 9 and 12 there were 104598 vehicles(M7),115406 on weekends.
M0 has an average of ~40000-60000 vehicles,weekends ~60000-90000.
(Weekend drive is forbidden for trucks not carrying perishable goods)
Can you provide us a link to the data?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #413
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Can you provide us a link to the data?
Good luck!
http://web.kozut.hu/uploads/media/BO...ANY_1_2006.pdf
All in hungarian.
The sheets are approx at the middle. j/nap is vehicle/day,E/nap is same,but weekend.
Szelvény is segment.
If you are fanatic,then here are the results until 1995
http://web.kozut.hu/index.php?id=135
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Old September 19th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #414
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Thanks for the idea! It worked!
The highest number is 121774 vehicles/day(last year) on M7 between 7 and 9 km segments,weekends it was 131188.
Between 9 and 12 there were 104598 vehicles(M7),115406 on weekends.
M0 has an average of ~40000-60000 vehicles,weekends ~60000-90000.
(Weekend drive is forbidden for trucks not carrying perishable goods)
How come is busier in the weekends, even if trucks are forbidden? Maybe you switched the figures, or are there lots of people going to lake Balaton?
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Old September 19th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #415
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How come is busier in the weekends, even if trucks are forbidden? Maybe you switched the figures, or are there lots of people going to lake Balaton?
People usually leave Budapest for the weekend. Thats when major roads are repavedWe managed to repave Árpád bridge in 2 weekends
And we are a transit country,I suppose foreign vehicles are also included
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Old September 19th, 2007, 09:14 AM   #416
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How come is busier in the weekends, even if trucks are forbidden? Maybe you switched the figures, or are there lots of people going to lake Balaton?
I remember one weekend, when driving from Budapest to Balaton on M7 (with the old pavement ), that opposite lane had about 30 km long traffic jam, in Sunday evening (people returning from Balaton to Budapest). That was in 1999, I assume, that it's even worse now.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #417
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Attiki odos in Athens had an average of 270.000 cars per day for 2006, heard its already more that 300.000, i ll search for some recent figures later.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #418
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It is for the whole motorway or only for the busiest section ?.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #419
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Yeah, and how many lanes has that motorway? You need like 2x7 - 2x10 lanes for that amount, and even then traffic jams will exist.

(Dutch A16 has 250.000 on 14 lanes and is often clogged up).
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No the Attiki odos has only 6 lanes
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