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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:22 PM   #8781
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Traffic congestion was down by 40% in 2012, the largest decline ever recorded. At the same time the amount of kilometers traveled is at an all-time high. Traffic congestion levels are now down from 16 million kilometer minutes in 2007 to 9 million kmmin in 2012. The largest decline in 2012 was in the Amsterdam region, where traffic congestion declined by a spectacular 50%.

The Traffic Information Center VID has also some additional information.

According to the VID, the claim that the yearly congestion declined was influenced significantly by economic decline and good weather has been debunked by a joint Arcadis and VID study, which shows nearly all of the congestion decline can be attributed to new highway capacity.

Dutch Motorist and Tourist Association ANWB continuously claimed good weather and lack of economic growth contributed significantly to the decline in traffic congestion. ANWB has been critized a lot in recent years for not putting enough effort in supporting motorist-friendly policy. Apparently the components of motorist lobbying and recreation lobbying does not go well together within this organization. For instance it has backed some dubious plans, such as the Oranje Tunnel as opposed to the Blankenburg Tunnel near Rotterdam. The Blankenburg Tunnel was obviously the best choice from a traffic engineering point of view.

The average traffic jam length declined only marginally in 2012, but the number of traffic jams and the duration declined significantly. The age where morning rush hour seamlessly merged into the afternoon rush appears to be over. While a few years ago traffic congestion was still rampant after 10 or even 11 a.m., nearly all congestion has solved after 9 a.m. these days.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:26 PM   #8782
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I quit my ANWB membership this year, specifically noting I regret the fact they do not represent the interests of motorists...

It's a shame really, the wegenwacht service is probably the best out there, but the organization behind it, the ANWB, are a bunch of lying anti car idiots...
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The road will have practically no use and the viaduct in the road is not in very good condition.
Shouldn't be a reason to SPEND MONEY on demolishing it...

Keeping the road will do no harm ? Viaduct can be closed sending all the traffic through the on/offroads...
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:40 PM   #8783
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I quit my ANWB membership this year, specifically noting I regret the fact they do not represent the interests of motorists...
It's a shame really, the wegenwacht service is probably the best out there, but the organization behind it, the ANWB, are a bunch of lying anti car idiots...
Get the Wegenwacht away from the ANWB. I'd be very curious as to how many people would stay a member.


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Keeping the road will do no harm ? Viaduct can be closed sending all the traffic through the on/offroads...
Nope, incomplete exit.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:47 PM   #8784
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Get the Wegenwacht away from the ANWB. I'd be very curious as to how many people would stay a member.
Indeed, I'd immediately rejoin the wegenwacht, I've personally had to do with them only once in the 2 years of my membership, but my parents and friends have been helped many times very well by them. They will always either fix the problem or tow/transport your car home or to a garage!

Whatever they do, it should be the absolute cheapest and most useful/practical option. If that is just demolishing the viaduct and making a roundabout instead ( opposed to destroying the whole road), then they should be doing that imo. Hell, even making it a cycle ''freeway'' or finding some other way to exploit the road would be better than destroying a road...

Destroying roads is something barbarians did when the Western Roman Empire was falling!
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:59 PM   #8785
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If that is just demolishing the viaduct and making a roundabout instead ( opposed to destroying the whole road), then they should be doing that imo.
Apparently there was a little miscommunication, but that's what I meant. Destroying the whole road is plain retarded because all traffic would have to go straight through Steenbergen.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:24 PM   #8786
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This Dutch guy snowdog is giving me the creeps.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:30 PM   #8787
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@Roak_UK: you DRIVE vehicles for a living, but you are staunchly against roads. Isn't a bit selfish want roads that serve yours, but not anyone's else travel needs?
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:02 AM   #8788
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@Roak_UK: you DRIVE vehicles for a living, but you are staunchly against roads. Isn't a bit selfish want roads that serve yours, but not anyone's else travel needs?
Not really. I get from A to B on a near perfect infrastructure throughout western Europe and I don't go whining all day about road closures
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 02:40 PM   #8789
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I quit my ANWB membership this year, specifically noting I regret the fact they do not represent the interests of motorists...

It's a shame really, the wegenwacht service is probably the best out there, but the organization behind it, the ANWB, are a bunch of lying anti car idiots...
Interesting... I never joined the ANWB because they DO actually act as an interest/lobby group for car owners, and continuously claim they represent the interest of their 4 million members.

I want them to repair my car when I get stranded, but I don't want to be represented by them in any way.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 07:25 PM   #8790
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Due to the fact that they are a member organisation they are relativly cheap.

It has some benifits!
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #8791
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A short report covering part of N62.


Welcome to the Netherlands, country inhabited by tallest people in the world.
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New motorways' speed limit applied.
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Red light passing camera.
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Pretty complex drawbridge infrastructure.
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6.6 km under the water. Brrr..
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Toll plaza.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #8792
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The southern part of N62 will be widened to 2x2 lanes in the coming years. All interchanges will be grade-separated. In addition they are boring the Sluiskil Tunnel south of Terneuzen, which will also feature 2x2 lanes. And then they are also upgrading N62 north of the Westerschelde Tunnel to A58 to 2x2 lanes. Which means a full expressway from A58 to the Belgian border.

By the way you can see that some Dutch signmakers don't understand English well enough. It's toll tunnel, not tolltunnel. But it's not as a bad as the "Amstel Bussiness Park" sign I posted earlier.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #8793
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:52 PM   #8794
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You can go to the credit card lane (if you have one).
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Old January 6th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #8795
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Old January 6th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #8796
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By the way you can see that some Dutch signmakers don't understand English well enough. It's toll tunnel, not tolltunnel.
In NL, they sometimes speak of English disease when people start using spaces unnecessarily. You would see "tol tunnel" rather than the correct "toltunnel", based on English spelling rules (and spelling checkers that react incorrectly to combined words). There is some irony in this sign maker going Dutch with the words "toll tunnel"...
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Old January 6th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #8797
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Delft - Rotterdam and around...

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Old January 6th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #8798
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A man is carried by a woman?! I want a Dutch girl!
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Old January 6th, 2013, 11:53 AM   #8799
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On motorway again.
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I was trying to get to my hotel and did not know that sticking to the main carriageway was not good choice, I should rather continue on service road on the right. However, thanks to the mistake I could see that bridge from the other side.
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I could see this stack junction as well. Impressive!
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And the bridge.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #8800
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Great fotos The Netherlands is a country that liked to visit, i like the roads and road signs in NL. I have one question, what means those numbers in information board (ex: Havens 200-9900)?
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