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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #9861
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I very rarely buy gas at a motorway service station in this country. I typically take a small detour through town to the cheapeast gas station before I head out on a long motorway journey.

I'm probably not the only one who does that.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #9862
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I very rarely buy gas at a motorway service station in this country. I typically take a small detour through town to the cheapeast gas station before I head out on a long motorway journey.

I'm probably not the only one who does that.
Gasoline is often cheaper on gas stations located at industrial parks (where diesel is often more expensive).
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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #9863
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I never refueled along a motorway in the Netherlands, except when my boss was paying the bill.

Discount fuel is part of psychology. You don't actually save that much money on fuel if you consistently refuel at unmanned gas station. If you drive 18 000 kilometers per year, on average 14 km/L, you would pay € 2185 in gas if you refuel at € 1.70/l and € 2315 if you refuel at € 1.80/l, the difference being € 130 per year, or 6%. I don't know about you guys, but for me such a difference is not really relevant, I spend that kind of money more or less in the supermarket, DVDs, entertainment, dinners, monthly health insurance premium etc. It's more for "feel good" reasons than anything else.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #9864
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I always fill up on motorways using company fuel cards. When I do long hauls I don't like leaving the motorway. I making exceptions for Autohofs in Germany.

In Sweden you don't have much of a choice. Between Helsingborg and Stockholm there's only one set attached to the motorway. And if I'm off the motorway anyway I'll use unmanned stations like AS24 or IDS...

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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #9865
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A6, Almere

A large amount of trees have been cut to make way for the A6 widening. This stretch of A6 will be widened from 4 to 8 lanes, using a local-express setup. Construction will begin next year. Most of the trees were planted in the late 1970s when this part of Flevoland was drained and developed. It used to be the bottom of the sea. The trees are cut before the breeding season starts next year.

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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #9866
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Which stretch is this exactly? Start of bridge through Almere?
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #9867
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It's between exits 3 and 4 in Almere, about 4 kilometers past the Holland's Bridge (Hollandsebrug).
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #9868
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I thought so. The busiest part. It gets quieter after Almere. And hardly anything after Lelystad...
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Old September 29th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #9869
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A2 's-Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven

The A2 widening between the cities of 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) and Eindhoven has been completed this morning. There are now 3 lanes each way.

I took opportunity of the great weather and took a small road trip to Best, where the last works were done last night.

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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #9870
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A2 's-Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven video

A video of the widened A2 (see photos above)

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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #9871
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2003 - 2013 new capacity

An overview of new capacity added between 2003 and 2013.

These can be;

* shoulder running
* physical widening
* new motorways

As you can see the Rotterdam area has seen the least improvements, but construction focuses more on this area between 2012 and 2020.

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Old September 29th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #9872
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Chris, you forgot the A4 passing my hometown (2007)
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Old September 29th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #9873
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An overview of new capacity added between 2003 and 2013.

These can be;

* shoulder running
* physical widening
* new motorways

As you can see the Rotterdam area has seen the least improvements, but construction focuses more on this area between 2012 and 2020.
Correct. At the moment there is a huge expansion project of the A15 underway near Rotterdam.
Aim is to improve access to the port.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 12:57 AM   #9874
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Traffic volume counts

Hi there,

Does anyone know where I can get statistics on the amount of traffic in terms of % of total volume, or number of cars, on motorways, main roads, rural and urban roads in the Netherlands, by province.

And are the traffic counts of the installed meters available?

I've found data from CBS, but rather than volume giving totals it gives %change amounts relative to the base year (2000).

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Old October 1st, 2013, 04:00 AM   #9875
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Jorge,

As far as I know only motorway figures were readily available back when they were put out by the national authority's dataportal. These days everything is inside secondary databases (like MTR+) which are not easily accessible by the general public. Chris should know way more about this since he still quotes recent volume figures on forums

I could give you the INWEVA figures ('estimated intensities on stretches of road') as of 2005 (I think 2006 was actually the last year they came out) but these sums are only for national roads (mostly freeways) and there's no geographical differentiation (so for provincial level calculations you'd have to sort the numbers yourself). Send me a PM if you're interested, I could also do a quick and dirty translation if needed.

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I used these figures for my thesis and got these historical results for the Randstad:

"Vehicles per day"
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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:21 PM   #9876
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Unfortunately traffic data from rijkswegen is not easily to obtain. Most provinces publish traffic counts on provincial roads (often updated annually), but the national road counts have not been publicly released since INWEVA 2006. I know they do update INWEVA every year (INWEVA 2010 and 2011 are available internally), but it hasn't been published since the '06 edition.

An alternative is MTR+ which has all permanent counting locations, it's usually behind by 4 - 5 months, but not all segments have permanent counters. From what I've seen, 2011 is the most recent available data for the entire network at MTR+. You need a Citrix receiver to access MTR+ traffic data.

INWEVA (Inschatting Wegvakintensiteit) used to be the best dataset because it had traffic counts for each segment (between two exits) and it had the truck share.

Municipalities rarely publish traffic data. Sometimes you can find it at the environmental section of a city website.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 04:05 PM   #9877
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I once made this map with data from the Wegenwiki that Chris put there from MTR+
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N59

An aerial photo of the N59 - N257 interchange in Zeeland province. The 2012 AADT on N59 was 14.600 vehicles per day.

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N356 De Centrale As

Construction of the N356 / N913 interchange on the south side of Burgum, Friesland. It is part of the "Centrale As" expressway project from N31 to Dokkum.

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 03:58 PM   #9880
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Short video about works on Galecopper bridge on A12

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