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Old October 16th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #461
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Technicly it isn't wider than the usual 2X4 motorway streches, because there's an emergency lane missing here. (5th lane is sort of an rush hour lane) Imo the A16 at Ridderkerk (4X4) is way more impressive.
They turned the left emergency lane into a full fifth lane some years ago. However, the fifth lane can be closed when it's quiet, but it's open most of daytime.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #462
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Video: A12 Utrecht



I took a video of the A12 motorway in Utrecht. I finally fixed my camera so the video isn't blue anymore. It had to do something with automatic white balance settings.

Image of the motorway;


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Old October 17th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #463
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They turned the left emergency lane into a full fifth lane some years ago. However, the fifth lane can be closed when it's quiet, but it's open most of daytime.
Was it 2x4 with emergency lanes in the middle (besides from the usual ones, on the exterior)?

2x4 sections in Portugal (well, they are quite rare) and in Spain too don't have emergency lane in the middle. Just the usual on the right.
It's ok I think. For more than 4, than yes, maybe emergency lane in the left would be advisable... But still, it's always good to have extra emergency lanes!
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Old October 17th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #464
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Was it 2x4 with emergency lanes in the middle (besides from the usual ones, on the exterior)?
Yes it was, until 2003. You can still stop on the left side in case of emergency, i wouldn't recommend it though because they are very short 'parking harbours'. You can hardly accellerate out of them when it's busy.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #465
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Terrible news yeasterday! A 17(?) year old boy caught by a truck when he was helping someone on the moterway. His father saw it all happen in front of him. And a few hours after that, a women caught by a truck, she was walking on the moterway????
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Old October 17th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #466
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Kind of his own fault. Which idiot goes walking on a motorway or near the driving lanes? That's like suicide.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #467
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^He want to help someone, but he was stupid, to go out on the passengers side, and then walk to the drivers side (his dad), !!
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #468
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It's not completely his own fault, I think. The driver should have at least warned him, because he has a responsability for the pessengers. After all, the boy isn't the one with a driving licence.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #469
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A short video of the Alphen Aquaduct in the recently build N11, a semi motorway, but it has sadly enough an expensive aquaduct with traffic lights at either end. The N11 is a faster connection between Leiden and Utrecht, people can avoid the traffic jams on the A12 between Zoetermeer (Sweet Lake City) and Den Haag (The Hague).

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Old October 20th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #470
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A video from the N14 national road near The Hague. During a short traffic jam, i included some info about the road. Hope you like it, the video is 8,5 minute long.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #471
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A10-Zuid (South) - the highrise section of Amsterdam

This video is 4:30 minutes long, and goes from Interchange De Nieuwe Meer to Interchange Amstel. It travels through one of the main highrise sections of Amsterdam; the zuidas (South Axe).
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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:03 AM   #472
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Some nice videos.
But you really should stop translating geographical names.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #473
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May we see photos of some roads in zeeland, like the A58 and some of the bridges over the schelde?
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Old October 24th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #474
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The duck at the end almost caught you, didn't he?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #475
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Oil spill caused major delays in Rotterdam
A truck tanker lost oil, which formed a track along the A4, A20, A13 and N209 roads. This caused traffic jams all day long, and a bad reachability of Rotterdam Airport. Some lanes had to be closed, causing over 40.000 hours of delays, costing the society about 700.000 euro's, not counting the costs of longer detour fuel usage, traffic personel costs, and removing the oil by the DOT.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #476
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Only 11% of cartaxes for road projects

A survey by Bovag-RAI found out that from the 16,6 billion euro's of traffic taxes, only 1,9 billion is actually invested into the Dutch roads. Therefor, 11,4% of all taxes related to carusage and carposession, like VAT, road taxes, fuel taxes, environmental taxes etc etc is really invested into the improvements of roads.
The Bovag-RAI writes that in the paper "Mobility in numbers" 2007. This year, taxes raise to 17,3 billion euros. About 2 billion of that will be invested into roads. "Let the government be clear; if you want to raise taxes for extra income, don't say it's because of the environment or maintenance of roads.", a spokesman of Bovag said. The new numbers also show the real price of one liter euro 95 gas was 58 cents, while drivers pay 1,50 euro per liter.
Nothing new, ofcourse. This has been the case in many years. Nobody cares not all road-related taxes are being invested in public transportation, environment or road improvement, but 11% is extremely low.

Budgets for public transport & roads are structurally too low, year in, year out, hence the overcrowded trains and roads.

No, we rather invest in megalomanic infrastructure projects, like the freighttrain route "Betuweroute", and the new HSL, which are combined about 250km long, but costs are now already 12 - 13 billion, and is still rising.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #477
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There is widening of A12 going on in EDE.
Wanna ask one thing is there a HSL in Holland? or planned

Although;-) this section is only for dutch highways.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #478
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HSL is almost completed (but delayed several time) from Amsterdam to Antwerp. It is being criticized by having exorbitant high costs for the small amount of time people win from Amsterdam to Paris.

It costs over 7 billion for only 85km of new railroad.

But yes, this is not the place to discuss that.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #479
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Another extremely busy morning.

100 traffic jams, totalling 450 kilometers.
8.30 am:
[img]http://i21.************/2ik9uz6.png[/img]
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Old October 30th, 2007, 09:57 AM   #480
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Current traffic situation: 99 reports, of which are 95 traffic jams totalling 386 kilometers.
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