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Old April 5th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #2641
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Driving through residential neighborhoods of my city:

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Old April 6th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #2642
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Do you have any pics of how this road block looks like?
Here's one near Zwolle;

The sole purpose of this thing is to let motorists wait for 2 minutes, then they can pass in a short timeframe.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #2643
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....and what is the public opinon of these wonders???
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Old April 6th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #2644
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Let's just say they get vandalized from time to time.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #2645
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What is the purpose of that road block over there? Stop rat running as well?
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Old April 6th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #2646
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Does that really make any sense? Why don't they just ban traffic altogether?

If the road is important enough not to be closed down completely, the road block seems like a bad idea as well.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #2647
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This minor road connects the outlying rural areas of "Mastenbroek" (dozens of farms) with the new neighborhood of Stadshagen. It's not a rat running route, since there is no congestion at all on the adjacent N331 highway. However, it's the fastest route from the polders to the shopping centre of Stadshagen, so farmers wanting to get groceries either have to make a huge detour or wait here.

location of the blocker.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 08:41 PM   #2648
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A28 motorway

Pics from viaducts.

first batch is from near Harderwijk.
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Second batch is from around Nunspeet.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #2649
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Let's just say they get vandalized from time to time.
I just wanted to ask: dont they vandalize it?
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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #2650
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About the road block: just watch this video: http://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/Vi...ash=5817438546, from 3:30 to 4:06
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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #2651
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It says Abcoude 57 at 3:58. Is that the number of collisions? Looks like accident rate is being boosted by this genuine invention
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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #2652
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Yes, I think that that's right, because two months before this guy blew it up the local newspaper reported about the 50th collision. A friend and I wanted to bring the 50th victim a flower bouquet and a bottle of wine to celebrate this special jubilee
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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #2653
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I'm really starting to feel sorry for you guys While here in Belgium the road quality sucks on several road stretches, we at least aren't pestered to death by our goverment and its regulations. We at least get to think ourselves (though that results in accidents if people just can't make proper judgement themselves).

Anyway, never been a huge fan of those obstacles but I can see their use. I can't understand people crash onto them when they see such a big red light. They must really be blind or heavily distracted.

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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #2654
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About the road block: just watch this video: http://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/Vi...ash=5817438546, from 3:30 to 4:06
Man, those things really get on my nerves. Thank god there are none in my direct area but if I would have to wait every day for a useless time wasting thing like this you can bet on it I would find a way to destroy it as well

Just look at the cue behind the pole:

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Old April 7th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #2655
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Wow, the Dutch must be extremely patient drivers.

Like I said before, if the road is so important that people are actually willing to sit through this ordeal, the road block may not be the best solution.


That being said, good luck to the "Résistance".
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Old April 7th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #2656
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Just look at the cue behind the pole:
When this thing was installed here, many people didn't know about it so they still took this route instead of the A2. This meant that the jam has been longer then 3 km a few times
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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #2657
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This 2x2 road passes 70 meters from my window;

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Old April 7th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #2658
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I like that last picture. It's nice and green by Dutch standards.

Usually when I'm driving round the country the view consists of industrial areas...
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Old April 7th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #2659
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The closest dual carriageway to my house is jammed now (only 2 kms though, some lorry had problems)
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Old April 7th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #2660
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The closest dual carriageway to my house is jammed now (only 2 kms though, some lorry had problems)
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A2 Amsterdam → 's-Hertogenbosch
Langzaam rijdend verkeer tussen Ouderkerk aan de Amstel en Culemborg 48km
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