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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #8841
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These are one of the tallest sound barriers in the Netherlands. These specific ones are 7 meters tall. The tallest is the Portland barrier near Rotterdam, which is 13 meters tall.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #8842
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To shield... the trees? The ones lower down near the houses: fair enough. But that other bit... That's just excessive.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #8843
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Like cars, the sales of motorcycles and mopeds plummeted in 2012. There were 78 876 new mopeds and motorcycles sold in 2012, down 15.5% compared to 2011. Especially new moped sales were down significantly, by 25%. This is offset largely due to a surge in popularity for 25 km/h mopeds which do not require the driver to wear a helmet. Their sales tripled in 2012 to 51 745 mopeds.

Regular mopeds are limited at 45 km/h, and wearing a helmet is mandatory. They require a driver's license type AM. They also have license plates. Their limit was increased from 40 to 45 km/h and they were banned from bicycle paths.

Small mopeds were introduced in 1974, which are limited at 25 km/h and can be used without a helmet. Their engine is limited at 50 cc. A driver's license type AM is still required. Their popularity surged in recent years and they are critized a lot because most of them are able to drive faster than 25 km/h and they are required to use the bicycle paths. They increasingly appear similar to a regular moped and are often just limited mopeds which can quite easily be modified to allow higher speeds.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #8844
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Electric bycicle can easily run as fast as those mopeds.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #8845
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You mean the 25 km/h? I don't need an electric bicycle for that. I can easily do that on my regular bicycle

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Their limit was increased from 40 to 45 km/h and they were banned from bicycle paths.
When did that happen?
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #8846
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1 April 2008.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #8847
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I had no idea

Today a moped still passed me here...

I guess it has to do with this sign a bit back.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #8848
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I know this sign does not cancel built-in area speed limitation, however it looks kind of strange in the middle of city.
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And those S-roads. They are quite enigmatic to me. Not many maps show them.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #8849
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I know this sign does not cancel built-in area speed limitation, however it looks kind of strange in the middle of city
It's indeed kinda weirdly placed. Probably for the road on the left. Just after some roadworks. It is placed a bit far from the road itself imo. I don't know if there are guidelines for this.

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And those S-roads. (...) Not many maps show them.
Because they're only just being implemented. Here's a map:

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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #8850
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Because they're only just being implemented. Here's a map:
Haa. It seems to be pretty clear on the map. Thanks for that.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #8851
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Map of Amsterdam traffic lights in 2012




And then this in 1941


There is this site with a dynamic maps where you can look at new (or removed) traffic lights per decade: http://maps.amsterdam.nl/verkeerslichten/
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #8852
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Only one red light in all of Amsterdam!
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #8853
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Only one red light in all of Amsterdam!
One prostitute left in the whole of Amsterdam? My god, the mayor wasn't kidding when he said he's going to clean up his city...
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:43 PM   #8854
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Vaanplein Motorway Interchange

Update of the Vaanplein interchange reconstruction. It's part of the A15 widening along the southern side of Rotterdam. Photos taken in October 2012




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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #8855
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OMG, this interchange is bigger than my village
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Old January 11th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #8856
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A15 Botlek Bridge

New Botlek Bridge under construction near Spijkenisse. It will complement the existing Botlek Tunnel to achieve the 10-lane capacity on this corridor.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #8857
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New Botlek Bridge under construction near Spijkenisse. It will complement the existing Botlek Tunnel to achieve the 10-lane capacity on this corridor.
Please correct me if I got it wrong: Those new lanes will carry both directions, so that the new draw bridge can be closed outside peak hours without disturbing the traffic unnecessarily ... It seems somewhat like a clever solution.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #8858
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This bridge will be higher than the existing one and will carry both directions of parallel lanes. The main lanes will continue to go through the tunnel.

Openings will be reduced a lot too, back to about 1-2 times per hour with the new bridge. (remember that this is in the Port of Rotterdam)
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The original plan called for two additional tubes along the existing 1980 Botlek Tunnel. However, it was found too expensive, so they decided to construct a bridge.

The new bridge will feature 2x2 lanes and a 100 km/h speed limit. It will still open to shipping, but due to the larger clearance, far less than the existing bridge. The old Botlek Bridge will be demolished, which opened in 1956 and is apparently in quite poor condition.

The bridge route is also mandatory for hazmat vehicles, which are not allowed in the Botlek Tunnel. The tunnel is category D which is the second most restrictive category.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #8860
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Ah, I see, thanks for answers guys The category D restriction is a fair reason not build a new tunnel as well with all those trucks coming from the Maasvlakte
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