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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #9361
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A4 Hoofddorp

A new bicycle bridge opened yesterday across A4 at Hoofddorp (near Schiphol Airport, outside Amsterdam).

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This new bicycle bridge will span 16 lanes of traffic.
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A4 Geniedijk-1 by Chriszwolle, on Flickr

Expansion of A4 from 10 to 14 lanes.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:13 PM   #9362
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I've never seen (or do not remember) London as a destination in the Netherlands until now.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #9363
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It is the only sign in The Netherlands that mentions London (and Paris). There used to be one on the A2 as well, I think. But they removed it when they widened it.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #9364
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All motorways out of Amsterdam used to display these eurosigns. A1 for Berlin and Kopenhagen, A2 for Luxembourg and A4 for Paris, London and Brussels. Although most people would still use A2 for Paris, Brussels and London via Calais. I do anyway.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #9365
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On A2? Which part? Only on short stretch, common with A67, it would make sense.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:26 PM   #9366
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On A2? Which part? Only on short stretch, common with A67, it would make sense.
See above. There never was a London sign on A2.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #9367
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I'm pretty sure there used to be a sign on the A2 near Amsterdam with also 'Luxembourg' on it.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #9368
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Ok.

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By the way, I checked map after your posts and see it does make sense to follow A2 and A27 in case of travelling to Calais. And even it looks slightly shorter than A4.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #9369
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I think it might have to do with traffic coming from Schiphol Airport (see the planes)
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #9370
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There definitely used to be a sign with Luxemburg on the A2 near exit Abcoude. However, the pics that used to be in the thread are all dead links now...


I did find an old sign on the A1 motorway eastbound though. no idea where exactly, I'm guessing just east of Amsterdam near Muiden or so.
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Ok.

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By the way, I checked map after your posts and see it does make sense to follow A2 and A27 in case of travelling to Calais. And even it looks slightly shorter than A4.
Exactly. But these signs are based on E-routes. E19 uses A4, A16 to Antwerp and Brussels, even though it's quicker and shorter to use A2 and A27.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #9372
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Some 5 years ago a new system of roadsigns has been introduced on motorways in the Netherlands. Differences with old-school are:
- arrows on gantrysigns heading upwards instead of downwards
- introducing service-signs for local objects
- introducing a new system of network focal points instead of end-destination of a numbered road
- introducing the symbols for junctions and interchanges

I have made a site with pictures of these new roadsigns. Pictures have been contributed by Dutch road enthusiast of the Wegenforum, and have been gathered in other ways. Anyway, the site is now for 99% complete. It is available in Dutch, but it isn't that difficult to navigate: just choose the right motorway-number and direction.

You can visist it here:
http://bewegwijzering.autosnelwegen.nl


The site is Joomla-based, and pictures are automatically resized when being shown on a smartphone.
Colors of the signs have been optimized for smartphone and tablet use. I hope to make an Android-app in the near future to make navigation from a smartphone easier.

NB: You don't need to login or create an account.




Bonus-question: what's wrong with the last sign above ?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #9373
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Nice website!
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #9374
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Some 5 years ago a new system of roadsigns has been introduced on motorways in the Netherlands. Differences with old-school are:
- arrows on gantrysigns heading upwards instead of downwards
- introducing service-signs for local objects
- introducing a new system of network focal points instead of end-destination of a numbered road
- introducing the symbols for junctions and interchanges

I have made a site with pictures of these new roadsigns. Pictures have been contributed by Dutch road enthusiast of the Wegenforum, and have been gathered in other ways. Anyway, the site is now for 99% complete. It is available in Dutch, but it isn't that difficult to navigate: just choose the right motorway-number and direction.

You can visist it here:
http://bewegwijzering.autosnelwegen.nl

The site is Joomla-based, and pictures are automatically resized when being shown on a smartphone.
Colors of the signs have been optimized for smartphone and tablet use. I hope to make an Android-app in the near future to make navigation from a smartphone easier.

NB: You don't need to login or create an account.

Bonus-question: what's wrong with the last sign above ?
Ooh ooh ooh *pointing finger in air impatiently*

E22 runs into Germany on A7, not A1.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #9375
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E22 runs into Germany on A7, not A1.
So E22 is wrong. E30 is correct.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #9376
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Yep
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Old May 20th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #9377
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Bonus-question: what's wrong with the last sign above ?
I bet that Dutch A1/German A30/E22 sign is actually on E30 .
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:47 AM   #9378
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That is a neat website.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:43 PM   #9379
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There definitely used to be a sign with Luxemburg on the A2 near exit Abcoude. However, the pics that used to be in the thread are all dead links now...


I did find an old sign on the A1 motorway eastbound though. no idea where exactly, I'm guessing just east of Amsterdam near Muiden or so.
With my gps brain I record almost everything when driving. I remember this sign was here: http://goo.gl/maps/9ik8c

And I found it !! street view
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Old May 21st, 2013, 12:59 PM   #9380
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That's a cool trick, you could probably work at a circus.
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