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Old April 9th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #10661
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The 60 and 30 zones are the main reason I hate duurzaam veilig.
Any road not designated a ''through road'' gets ruined to a 60 zone, stupid markings, speedbumps or even narrowed and chicanes made.

The UK is much better in that aspect, they keep them NSL (national speed limit, 60mph/100kph, much better than the rubbish 80 km/h even on ''through'' roads here) there and it's the drivers responsibility to drive at a safe speed...
I wouldn't go that far. Our national speed limit is being increasingly erradicated. Normally it is the case that the higher standard main roads get their speed limits reduced to less than the lower standard minor roads. And there is far less consistency than in the Netherlands (motorways excepted), as a country road could be anything from 30km/h up to 100km/h, dependent on local government or just whichever way people in power wake up one morning.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 11:21 AM   #10662
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Website A1-A6 project

The largest road construction project in the Netherlands (SAA) now has its own website. Dutch road authority Rijkswaterstaat calls it an 'online visitor centre'. Here's the website: http://bezoekerscentrum.rijkswaterst.../#.U0ZSk_l_uao
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Old April 10th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #10663
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Glow in the dark road markings on N329 in the city of Oss.

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Old April 10th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #10664
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Looks awesome! But no center line markings in glow paint?

The total project is still under dimensioned and over-priced, for the same money they should have left the gimmicks and made the road wider and with more conflict-free interchanges! This is one of the more usefull gimmicks though, and internationally this is watched with interest!

The Dutch TV made a short item about it:
http://nos.nl/l/634091 ( I can't embed this )
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Old April 10th, 2014, 05:51 PM   #10665
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I think javimix19 is completely overwelmed and confused by now, regretting having ever asked
Well, first of all thank you for your answers. And I will follow the advice of Wilhem275. I'm going to drive after Paris. My trip is from Paris until Amsterdam. (driving)

I've read your recommedations and I have a dude: in motorways are bikes? Well, sorry for this question, but in Spain bikes are forbidden in motorways.

I know that Netherlands is the country of bikes, lot of people use bikes, but here, for example in my city (San Sebastian, Spain), we have 28 km of cycle lanes, and cyclists don't use streets and roads. It is dangerous for cyclists. They use cycle lanes and if is not possible, sidewalks. Never roads with cars.

But I understand your recommedations, Spain is very different comparing Netherlands, here is impossible to go on cycle in a medium or large city, we haven't got your culture.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #10666
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A22 Velser Tunnel

Road authority Rijkswaterstaat reports that the Velser Tunnel near Beverwijk / IJmuiden will undergo a full close in both directions for 9 months in 2016.

The Velser Tunnel carries approximately 65,000 vehicles per day. It is the oldest motorway tunnel in the Netherlands and opened to traffic in 1957. It crosses the North Sea Canal.

The renovation works include;

* raising the tunnel ceiling by 12 centimeters.
* replacing all tunnel equipment
* more escape doors
* repaving the roadway in both tubes

This way the tunnel will comply to the 2013 Tunnel Law. All tunnels must comply to this law by 2019. It is based on - but a more strict and inclusive version of - the EU tunnel directive.

Shutting down the tunnel for 9 months will create traffic chaos in this area. Although there is another motorway tunnel close by (the A9 Wijker Tunnel), it doesn't allow easy access into Haarlem from the north, as well as access to the large industrial plants of IJmuiden from the south. They will develop detours, alternative transportation and new connectors within the Velsen & Beverwijk motorway interchanges (both are currently splits).
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #10667
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No bicycles on motorways, and for main roads outside city limits most bicycle paths are seperate from the road as well.

One other bit that is important to consider, the dynamic road signalling always show the local mandatory max speed. Even when there is no red circle displayed.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:44 PM   #10668
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A1 & A10, Amsterdam

Another phase in the large-scale widening of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere project has been completed.

All lanes are now open along A10 between Amstel (A2) and Watergraafsmeer (A1) interchanges. There are 2x4 through lanes plus auxiliary lanes. A new bypass has been constructed for traffic from A10 North to S113, bypassing the Watergraafsmeer interchange.

More lanes will open along A1 in the next few months. A1 is currently being widened in both directions, to 2x4 lanes between Watergraafsmeer (A10) and Diemen (A9) interchanges. These new lanes will open in May and June this year, thereby completing the first phase of the SAA megaproject.

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Old April 14th, 2014, 04:47 PM   #10669
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I'm wondering... with this 1st phase complete, will it be faster to travel between Holendrecht and Watergraafsmeer via A2=>A10 instead of via A9=>A1 on peak time?
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #10670
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A12 Utrecht - Driebergen

Eight-lane A12 east of Utrecht.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 12:07 AM   #10671
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A2 Maastricht tunnel;

New updates on the A2 tunnel project

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Old April 15th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #10672
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Aquaduct Drachtsterweg, Leeuwarden

A new aqua/educt will be constructed in the "Drachtsterweg" in the city of Leeuwarden. This is the location. It will be the fourth aquaduct near Leeuwarden.

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Old April 15th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #10673
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Except capacity issues, because the bridge seems small, has it any other effect? Is the shipping so intensive that it's needed?
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Old April 16th, 2014, 01:42 AM   #10674
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The Van Harinxmakanaal is used quite intensively, both for freight and for leisure, opening at least multiple times per day. The problem is that the bridge is under capacity as it is, but when the bridge opens, capacity drops to 0 which means that the nearby intersections get blocked which results in gridlock (especially the busy Drachtsterplein on top in the photo above).

There are currently 4 aqueducts under construction under this 37km canal: 3 in Leeuwarden, 1 in Harlingen.

Leeuwarden has grown to the South side of this canal in the last decades, increasing traffic across its bridges. The city also has a relatively strong daily in- and outflux of workers and a low rate of public transit use.

Commuters in Northern and Eastern urban areas (in 2001...):

Source: CBS
http://www.cbs.nl/NR/rdonlyres/386F5...4v4p037art.pdf
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Old April 16th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #10675
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N359 Hindeloopen

As far as I am aware this is the only level crossing in the Netherlands where you can drive 100 km/h.


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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:18 PM   #10676
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Here's another one...
https://www.google.nl/maps?ll=52.672...263.9,,0,-2.57
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Old April 16th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #10677
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Is that used otherwise then the tourist train ?
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Old April 17th, 2014, 11:08 AM   #10678
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Railway via Runway (in Kaunas):

http://goo.gl/maps/kbpmC
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sorry....way,way off topic. Agnette's fault
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Old April 18th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #10680
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Leeuwarden

A part of the "Westelijke Invalsweg" (Western Access Road) of Leeuwarden is almost completed and will open on 12 May.

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