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Old July 1st, 2010, 02:14 PM   #4321
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Most speed bumps (and plateaus) are build like this:


They are even present on some bicycle lanes.
So who has the priority? The bike on plateu? Or the vehiecle coming from right (let it be bike or car, irrespective).

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Old July 1st, 2010, 03:13 PM   #4322
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On the topic of the Afsluitdijk: Did I read somewhere (years ago) that the Zuiderzee was salt water but the IJsselmeer is now fresh, or am I imagining it?

And I hate speed bumps. Spent way too much money a few months ago fixing my suspension, and since then every time I go over certain speed bumps I visualize another big bill....
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Old July 1st, 2010, 03:27 PM   #4323
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On the topic of the Afsluitdijk: Did I read somewhere (years ago) that the Zuiderzee was salt water but the IJsselmeer is now fresh, or am I imagining it?
That's right
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Old July 1st, 2010, 03:41 PM   #4324
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Gotta love the "Afsluitdijk" (Closure Dike)
A bit OT: dike -> levee, **** -> rooster, etc.

Also applies to beaver, which is now called Canada's History

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Old July 1st, 2010, 08:40 PM   #4325
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So who has the priority? The bike on plateu? Or the vehiecle coming from right (let it be bike or car, irrespective).
There is no specific "priority" (or main road) on a speed bump unless indicated, normal priority rules apply, yield to traffic coming from the right, shorter turn first, etc.

The only thing that can sometimes be confusing is inrit/uitrit, it's usually a bump and looks like the pavement next to the road, people coming from or going into it must yield to anything and everything.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:17 PM   #4326
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And I hate speed bumps. Spent way too much money a few months ago fixing my suspension, and since then every time I go over certain speed bumps I visualize another big bill....
Fortunately, the Dutch speed bumps seem to be more car-friendly than in other countries. The older ones are being replaced with bumps, which are really OK when you drive over them at low speed (the problem in some countries is that you can damage your car even at 20-30 kph). Some speed bumps are completely flat (the pattern of the tiles suggests that there is a bump, but there is none).

Apart from speed bumps, also special high bumps are used to avoid cars from driving in bus lanes. Of course the bus lane is separated from the rest of the road in that case.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:43 PM   #4327
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The A2 widening near Den Bosch has now officially been completed (all new capacity was already in operation since 31 december 2009).

Timeline;

1968: opening 2x2 Hintham - Vught
1970: opening 2x2 Empel - Hintham
2002: widening Empel - Vught to 2x3
2010: widening Empel - Vught to 4x2
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 11:30 PM   #4328
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Did someone mention the Afsluitdijk?











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Old July 2nd, 2010, 11:41 PM   #4329
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beautiful pictures! Makes me wanna do a BMW European Delivery and drive it across this road!
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 01:40 AM   #4330
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Did someone mention the Afsluitdijk?
People keep mentioning the Afsluitdijk! But that's cool, because it looks great.
Also, leve de viertalige informatieboorden! (Long live quadrilingual information signs.)
(Or is it "-borden"?)
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 03:00 AM   #4331
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My admiration for Holland is continuously sustained when I visit this section. Keep up the good work. How do you do it we all ask
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 10:08 AM   #4332
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People keep mentioning the Afsluitdijk! But that's cool, because it looks great.
Also, leve de viertalige informatieboorden! (Long live quadrilingual information signs.)
(Or is it "-borden"?)
It is 'borden'
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 04:50 PM   #4333
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In fact, the Afsluitdijk is a dam, not a dike
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 04:54 PM   #4334
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Yes, it's basically not different from the many dams in Zeeland province. However, I wonder why we call it a dike in Dutch. We don't say "Brouwersdijk" for example.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 05:10 PM   #4335
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As I recall, it was the first actual dam that we built in the entire country. Everything we'd built before was a dike. That, combined with the vast inpoldering plans for the Zuiderzee, they felt it was a dike. It wasn't a conscious decision, they just didn't think to call it a dam.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 11:25 PM   #4336
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Where do you think all placenames ending with -dam come from ??
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Old July 4th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #4337
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Good point
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Old July 4th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #4338
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A wildfire closed A67 near Eindhoven this weekend:



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Old July 4th, 2010, 11:48 PM   #4339
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It's somewhat difficult for me to associate the Netherlands with forest fires . No offence!
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Old July 5th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #4340
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Actually major wildfires are quite common. Every year produces a few large enough to warrant evacuations.
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