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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #5221
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Interesting idea, but... I don't really like the point of view of your road authority which always wants to reduce speed as much as possible. Driving slowly where it would be easy to go faster(the famous 60km/h limit on rural roads) only makes people more nervious what can be dangerous, at least it's my opinion.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #5222
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Interesting idea, but... I don't really like the point of view of your road authority which always wants to reduce speed as much as possible. Driving slowly where it would be easy to go faster(the famous 60km/h limit on rural roads) only makes people more nervious what can be dangerous, at least it's my opinion.
What annoys me most is that they put speed bumps in N-roads. I've been airborn at least once because I didn't see a speed bump in the middle of the night at an 80 km/h road.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #5223
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Usually only Zuid-Holland province does this on major roads...
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Old March 28th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #5224
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N325 - A325 Nijmegen - Arnhem

A drive on the N325 - A325 provincial highway. A short section of this road is still a motorway, the section south of the A15 interchange has been downgraded from a full motorway to a 50 km/h city road.

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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #5225
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N325 - A325 Nijmegen - Arnhem
The section south of the A15 interchange has been downgraded from a full motorway to a 50 km/h city road.
what was the point in that?
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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #5226
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I drive around Arnhem when i do a tour from Cologne to the Houtribdijk Nice video
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Old March 29th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #5227
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what was the point in that?
11.000 new houses around the highway. That part is also renamed to: "Prins Mauritssingel".



After this sumer the 120 km/h parts of the A325 will become 100 km/h.

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Old March 29th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #5228
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11.000 new houses around the highway. That part is also renamed to: "Prins Mauritssingel".



After this sumer the 120 km/h parts of the A325 will become 100 km/h.
Absolutely ridiculous. They should build the houses elsewhere. IF some people suggested turning the HSL-Zuid into a tramway-like railway to build apartments, the proposal would be suddenly dismissed. They should, indeed, push A325 south crossing through Nijmegen, a city that is badly connected to national network in any way: lackluster urban roads and even worse rail links suffering from bottlenecks.

It is even more stupid destroying the highway if you consider the rail link Arnhem-Nijmegen is saturated.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #5229
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They will construct a second Waal Bridge in Nijmegen very soon (this year).

However, Nijmegen has been complaining about all the traffic crossing the Waal Bridge every day, but I don't think adding 11 000 houses (and their traffic) was exactly the right answer. Apparently, real estate tax revenue is more interesting to them than accessibility.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #5230
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Is it true that the private land can be expropriated in NL not only for building huge public projects with priority, mainly infrastructure line projects, but also for building private projects?

E.g. industrial zones, real estates zones... etc.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #5231
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Here's my latest video; the A2 motorway northbound from Vught to interchange Deil. Including the great 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) ring road. I think it beats the Randweg Eindhoven in terms of quality.

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Old March 29th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #5232
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Easter i will visit Maaskantje,which would you say is the best road from Cologne
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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #5233
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BAB57, change to BAB40 at Moers, continue A67 to Eindhoven, change to A2, take exit 22.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #5234
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Documentation for the A1-A2-A6-A9-A10 Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere megaproject has been released today. Here are a few cross-sections of the future situation.

1. A1 in Diemen. This motorway opened in 1989 and will carry 181 000 vehicles per day in 2030.


2. A1 between Diemen and Muiden. This motorway opened in 1972 and will carry 316 000 vehicles per day in 2030, the busiest in the Netherlands and possibly Europe.


3. A6 across Lake Gooi. This motorway opened in 1968 as a single carriageway bridge. It was widened to 2x2 in 1977. In 2030 it will carry 205 000 vehicles per day.


4. A6 in Almere, just south of the new Hogering interchange. In 2030 it will carry 190 000 vehicles per day.


5. A10 in Amsterdam. It opened in 1990 and will carry up to 204 000 vehicles per day in 2030.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #5235
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Traffic volumes for the Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere megaproject.

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Old March 30th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #5236
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Damn! Dutch AADT is off the charts! The busiest section in Macedonia carries around 18.000 vehicles per day.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #5237
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what was the point in that?
At a guess, some stupid left wing ideal. A lot of The Netherlands is governed by morons (imho).

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They will construct a second Waal Bridge in Nijmegen very soon (this year).

However, Nijmegen has been complaining about all the traffic crossing the Waal Bridge every day, but I don't think adding 11 000 houses (and their traffic) was exactly the right answer. Apparently, real estate tax revenue is more interesting to them than accessibility.
Yeah, it's disgusting, if anything they should destroy houses for more roads. What they seem to be forgetting is while not as direct, roads will also pay back for themselves and are a good investment.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #5238
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Here's some nice trivia:

The longest single motorway opening ever in the Netherlands occurred on May 31st, 1972, when the A1 opened between Terschuur and exit Markelo for a distance of 67 kilometers.

The Dutch motorway construction was rather fragmented, and most advancements were not more than 10 kilometers long. It has to be noted the average interval between two interchanges in the Netherlands is only 3.3 kilometers.

A frequent occurrence in early motorway construction (pre-1970's) was that many motorways were first constructed in half-profile. Usually the second carriageway was added not more than 10 years later, and in some cases only a few months later. A notable first carriageway opening was A15 between Arkel and Meteren (basically Gorinchem - Geldermalsen) which opened to traffic in 1939 and wasn't duplicated to 2x2 lanes until 1968 and 1970. It is possible World War II delayed the original opening, and after the war there were other priorities than A15 (restoring all destroyed bridges to begin with).

Another interesting feature was that some early Dutch interchanges were initially built as multi-lane roundabouts, unlike the early German interchanges which were constructed as grade-separated cloverleafs immediately during the second half of the 1930's. Some examples of roundabout motorway-motorway interchanges were Oudenrijn (A2/A12), Hoevelaken (A1/A28) and Deil (A2/A15). Nearly all of them have been rebuilt to full interchanges not later than the early 1970's. However, some of them remained for (much) longer, like Leenderheide (A2/A67), Velperbroek (A12/A348) and Joure (A6/A7).
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #5239
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Traffic volumes for the Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere megaproject.

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What is the busiest bit of motor way in the Netherlands at the moment? Quite surprised to see I live near the busiest bit on the A1-A6-A9-A10 widening project.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #5240
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Currently A16 Van Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam is the busiest at 230 000 vehicles per day. A12 on the south side of Utrecht comes second at 220 000 vehicles per day.
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