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Old June 22nd, 2008, 07:43 PM   #1321
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Will this eventually be motorway from Zurich-Leeuwarden(-Dokkum)?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:20 PM   #1322
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A new report on congestion is published by the ministry of transport & waterworks.

Between 2000 and 2007, the amount of traffic increased with 13%. However, the average delay in traffic jams increased with 53% during those 7 years.

They also compared similar metropolitan area's with the Randstad, like Rhein-Ruhr, Flemish Diamond and the England Northwest (Liverpool/Manchester). They found out car ownership was the lowest of all in the Randstad, however congestion and traffic volumes were the highest. The Randstad had relatively more lanes, however there are almost no alternative roads in the area, still turning out negative. Truck traffic in the Randstad was lower than in other area's, but traffic volumes overall were higher.

The traffic jams costed 3.6 billion euro's in lost time, and 24 billion euro's overall. There are relatively many exits on the Randstad freeway system.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:25 PM   #1323
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To underline the amount of increased delays, here's a picture.

The % means the amount of extra time per kilometer from 2003 to 2007. Horrifiying to see some kilometers costs over 100% extra time in just 4 years.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:53 PM   #1324
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A 45% decrease between Almere and Amsterdam? I suppose that can't be just because of the installed truck prohibition.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:01 PM   #1325
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Yeah, I think it's an error. Almere is still growing like hell, and everybody still works in or near Amsterdam.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:46 PM   #1326
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The % means the amount of extra time per kilometer from 2003 to 2007. Horrifiying to see some kilometers costs over 100% extra time in just 4 years.
The "green fruit" not only has ripened but has rottened too...
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Old June 28th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #1327
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Currently 2.5 hour delay on the Southbound A28 between Assen and Zwolle due to returning traffic from the TT races.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #1328
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Traffic jam hotspot # 1:
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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1329
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If i'm right that's near my house right? In the region Haarlemmermeer? There's being a new one build right?
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #1330
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Yes, it's the A4 just south of Hoofddorp.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #1331
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Is that Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk? The spot you hear on the radio every morning and afternoon because of the jams?
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Old July 1st, 2008, 09:34 AM   #1332
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No, Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk is a few kilometers south. This is the Ringvaart Aqueduct. Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk is at the N11 junction.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 09:57 AM   #1333
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Thanks, I've never driven over there, so I don't know.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 08:34 PM   #1334
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Despite skyrocketing gas prices, popularity of the personal vehicle increases

High fuel prices and everlasting traffic jams do not hold back the favor of Dutchmen for the car. They increasingly favor the car over mass transit and cycling. Two our of three Dutchmen sees the car as the most efficient way of transport. Only 4% favors public transportation.

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Old July 2nd, 2008, 10:44 PM   #1335
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Huge traffic jam after a major accident on the eastbound A12 near Arnhem. one dead, multiple injuries. 3 trucks collided. Road is about to be closed for at least the entire evening.




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Old July 3rd, 2008, 03:20 AM   #1336
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Wow, that looks indeed very bad
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High density has another disadvantage in the Netherlands; we have the highest number of vehicles per square kilometer in the world.There are 266 vehicles per sq. km.
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Traffic jams increased 8% in the first half of 2008, compared to last year, which was one of the many record years we have seen.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #1339
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Hopefully this growth will reduce a bit when the oil prices rise more and more, though the price went down a bit last week.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #1340
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Hopefully this growth will reduce a bit when the oil prices rise more and more
Yeah, very popular way of reducing traffic growth.
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