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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #1141
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Is this the real deal or a photoshop picture?
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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #1142
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Is this the real deal or a photoshop picture?
It's real - but drawn on the back of the bus.
So it's not the real front of the bus.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #1143
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Yeah, i know it's painted on the back of the bus, but maybe it was photoshopped anyway.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #1144
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This could scare some drivers....
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #1145
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Haha don't think this is allowed! But it's funny and a quality commercial once again!
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Old April 20th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #1146
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Indeed, "Even Apeldoorn bellen" always has funny commercials.
Today I went to Almere again, the Hollandse brug (A6) is still chaotic, traffic jams on a quiet sunday afternoon! It might have something to do with traffic going to the Amsterdam Arena, to see Ajax, but two weeks ago it was also chaos. I hope they finish it soon.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #1147
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Yesterday I made a small road trip on the A1 from Amsterdam to Garderen, just past Amersfoort. I made about 30 pics, which I will post when I've solved my computer problem.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1148
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Another fuel record, € 1,574 per liter for petrol, which is about 9.4 dollars per gallon.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 04:49 PM   #1149
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The first study to widen the A1 and A27 motorways have been given the green light.

The A1 study encompasses the widening from 2x2 to 2x4 lanes between Amersfoort and IC Eemnes, and the A27 widening from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes from Utrecht to IC Eemnes.

Both routes are frequently jammed over the entire length of the study section.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:30 PM   #1150
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What about the A1 between Amsterdam and Amersfoort? I drove there last saturday, it really needs resurfacing, it was quite bad. And also overcrowded too, of course.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:54 PM   #1151
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There is very little space on that section, especially between IC Eemnes and Naarden. It's only feasible to construct 2x3 without shoulders there. I don't like that, because the section is a blackspot. Maybe something doubeldecking (below grade), however, that's quite expensive, but then again, this freeway is in one of the richest parts of the Netherlands.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 07:51 PM   #1152
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There is very little space on that section, especially between IC Eemnes and Naarden. It's only feasible to construct 2x3 without shoulders there. I don't like that, because the section is a blackspot. Maybe something doubeldecking (below grade), however, that's quite expensive, but then again, this freeway is in one of the richest parts of the Netherlands.
Ideal would be to build one big tunnel there but I don't think it's possible because there are no alternatives for the traffic to go during the contruction. After uprgading all the highways in the area this could be the biggest bottleneck on the A1 for years to come.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 07:56 PM   #1153
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Traffic volume is between 104,000 and 114,000 on a typical workday. On 2x2 lanes. That means capacity is fully used during 13 hours of the day. (of course, that's an average, it actually operates beyond capacity during peak hours). Traffic jams can occur at any time of the day there.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:07 AM   #1154
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Of all 120 infrastructure projects since 1986, constructing a road took an average 11 years.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:06 PM   #1155
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Of all 120 infrastructure projects since 1986, constructing a road took an average 11 years.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:25 PM   #1156
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An interesting plan was presented by our minister of Transportation and Water Management to lower those 11 years to about 5-6 years.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:58 PM   #1157
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Yes, and 3 years for less high priority projects. I hope it works, because nowadays, if you want to widen a road, and it's finished 11 years later, it's not enough by then, because we keep constructing large new housing developments.

They want to widen the A1 from 2x2 to 2x4 instantly, so you can already see how far it operates beyond capacity. That will worsen because they're building quite some new neighborhoods in the area around Amersfoort.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:58 PM   #1158
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The A1 will be one big mess if they do that. They better make the A6-A9 connection first, before they start widening the A1. But due to environmentalists and our great politicians that will take another 8978927347234723847287389000000000 years to get finished
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 07:49 PM   #1159
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The construction of the 2nd Coentunnel in the A10 motorway has been awarded. The Coentunnel will be doubled from 2x2 to 2x4 lanes.

It is said that the air quality report alone counted over a thousand pages.
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When will it be finished? 2067?
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