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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:15 PM   #13341
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That fact has changed for the worse the past few years.

More congestion, more traffic calming crap (suspension killers), and playing with mileages is a big thing here too. Tbh, all 2nd hand dealers I've had to do with were bad imho, much prefer to buy privately than from dealers.
Maybe I had luck but that 2 car was ok. They had some damages so the insurance company sold them via auction as the repair was too expensive in Netherlands. So it means to worth to buy them and repair in east Europe. The mileages was ok I checked them with the Toyota dealership in the Netherlands.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 02:29 PM   #13342
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They need to buy some new cars in the north and east

My car has a CO2 emission of 98 g/km.
It all makes perfect sense, there is less economic prosperity and longer distances to drive on average (at least in the North). It also lacks proper infrastructure for EV's.

Seeing there are so many VW's up North, maybe dieselgate has something to do with the average emissions (and the fact that there are probably more diesel cars per 100 inhabitants because of the longer distances).

The town where I currently live has only one charging station. Often it's occupied, and if I get to use it takes well over 10-12 hours to charge a Tesla Model S. Usually that means driving all the way to Zwolle (75 km), for the nearest supercharger.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 03:12 PM   #13343
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I had lunch at the Van der Valk Hotel in Zwolle with the Tesla Supercharger last week. All charging spots were occupied. I believe they have like 8 chargers.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 05:33 PM   #13344
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N317 Doesburg

The IJssel River Bridge at Doesburg reopens to traffic on Wednesday after a month-long closure to replace the bridge deck. The bridge was built in 1951 and its service life is now extended by another 30 years. It's somewhat unusual to perform this kind of work during the winter months, and the reopening of the bridge was delayed by 5 days due to inclement weather. It's still a quick project, to extend the life of a 65 year old bridge by another 30 years in just 1 month.

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Old February 22nd, 2016, 06:33 PM   #13345
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The Hague squirrel bridge

The € 144,000 squirrel bridge in The Hague was used by 2 squirrels in 2015. This is a decline compared to 2014, when it was used by 3 squirrels.

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Old February 22nd, 2016, 07:22 PM   #13346
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The € 144,000 squirrel bridge in The Hague was used by 2 squirrels in 2015. This is a decline compared to 2014, when it was used by 3 squirrels.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/7CAXaBh.jpg[img]
How do these projects get funding ?

That money could have been spent on improving traffic light timings for busy junctions or ''green waves''.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 07:31 PM   #13347
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That's 33% decrease in squirrel traffic Good job Dutch engineers, now the two remaining critters will enjoy a reduced travel times between the hazelnuts and the home tree.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 07:47 PM   #13348
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I'm pretty sure the two squirrels decided to move at the same time and had to cross each other in mid bridge
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 08:38 PM   #13349
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gotta admit, the funniest thing I've seen on this forum in a long time.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 09:02 PM   #13350
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I've heard before about this kind of money wasting bridges. This isn't the first time it went wrong.

It isn't that easy to get any influence in nature-things!
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 09:32 PM   #13351
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I'm all for the nature preserving aspect of it but why did this brige have to be so grandiose? Squirrels are perfectly fine running down (insulated) electrical wires, for example.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 11:25 PM   #13352
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@rebasepoiss: next time we will build these grandiose bridges exclusively for foxes, eks ole?!
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Old February 24th, 2016, 11:33 AM   #13353
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N35 Zwolle - Wijthmen

The Council of State has dismissed nearly all appeals against the construction of a 4 kilometer segment of 2x2, 100 km/h N35 expressway from Zwolle to Wijthmen. A small dispute need to be settled in regard to a noise barrier. Which has to be resolved within 16 weeks.

Most appeals were from farmers who would lose direct access to or across N35 and would need to take a longer detour to access their land. Some appeals were from businesses who were afraid they were going to lose business due to being less visible from the road. One appeal was rather funny, a sauna was afraid that their naked guests would be visible from the overpass at the planned Wijthmen interchange. The dispute was settled by planting some trees.

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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:09 PM   #13354
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Drachtsterweg, Leeuwarden

There are a lot of problems with the construction of an aquaduct (waterway underpass) at the 'Drachtsterweg' in the northern city of Leeuwarden. The planned opening of the aquaduct has been delayed several times and is now planned for late 2016. It was originally planned in May 2015, then late 2015, then early 2016 and apparently now late 2016. It must be said that the original schedule was ambitious; works started in February 2014.

They had problems;
* with the soil, which was more difficult than anticipated
* leakages; the construction site flooded a couple of times
* the adjacent bridge has subsided
* piling on the north side has fractured, they need to replace 300 piles.

The cost overrun has been over € 5 million, and the delay is now estimated at 1.5 years at least. The province may pursue legal action against the constructor Heijmans.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 03:50 PM   #13355
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N303 Voorthuizen

The Council of State has dismissed the appeals agains the construction of a bypass of the town of Voorthuizen in Gelderland province. The N303 is planned to bypass Voorthuizen on the west. The cost was estimated at € 23 million. This would take over 10,000 vehicles per day out of the town. N303 carries a lot of regional traffic and is a time-consuming route, it goes through Putten and Ermelo as well.

A separate municipal project is the northern bypass that would link N303 with N344, which was approved by the Council of State in 2014.

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Old February 24th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #13356
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A12 Ede - Arnhem

Some photos of the A12 Ede - Arnhem widening project by the constructor Heijmans:



The Oosterbeek exit:


The motorway is quite old.


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Old February 25th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #13357
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A1 Muiden

The new 12-lane A1 under construction near Muiden (5+2+5)
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Old February 25th, 2016, 07:14 PM   #13358
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@rebasepoiss: next time we will build these grandiose bridges exclusively for foxes, eks ole?!
No bear ecoducts yet? Just € 20 mil a pop.

Many of these projects have one real reason only. Someone gets paid for them.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 08:16 PM   #13359
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No bear ecoducts yet? Just € 20 mil a pop.
That was an insider joke only, Surel: 'Rebasepoiss' in Estonian means 'fox youngster'
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Old February 25th, 2016, 10:06 PM   #13360
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Tilburg municipality put some "funky" road signs for carnival earlier this month.


Source: Brabants Dagblaad via Twitter

Here how it looked on actual display

I don't like this sort of customization of road signs aimed at car drivers, they should all adhere to guidelines.
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