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Old March 10th, 2016, 09:16 PM   #13401
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Old March 12th, 2016, 05:14 PM   #13402
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N302

Fata morgana on N302 between Enkhuizen and Lelystad.


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Old March 12th, 2016, 06:15 PM   #13403
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What is the exact meaning of the green median?
I always found it quite confusing, because it is often applied together with the continuous strip (= no passing),
while the green colour seems to mean that something is allowed, not forbidden...

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Is it me or is the railway bridge prepared for four tracks?
Even for six, given that span
Most of the viaducts over that line appear to be prepared for additional tracks,
including the flying junction just out of Gouda (very close to Moordrecht):

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Old March 12th, 2016, 08:19 PM   #13404
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What is the exact meaning of the green median? ....
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Old March 14th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #13405
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traffic lights

A survey by a traffic engineering consultancy amongst Dutch municipalities showed that quite a number of them are not really interested in their traffic lights.

They had a 71% response out of 416 municipalities. 19% of those never checks if their traffic lights remain functional and 18% never checks if the phasing is still working properly to traffic conditions. In 1998, 65% of municipalities never checked the phasing, so that is a marked improvement.

Dutch traffic lights are relatively sophisticated. Less than 1% of traffic lights run on a fixed, pre-programmed phasing. 92% is connected to a traffic control center and these run mainly as a dynamic control, meaning they have detection loops and phase according to traffic demand (they tend to run the same phasing during rush hour when there is constant traffic on all arms). A small amount runs as a coordinated control, taking traffic on the nearby road network into account.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 06:10 PM   #13406
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General disinterest... This explains why they're trying to do away with more and more traffic lights, even if it means erecting those hateful oval-roundabouts.
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I like these: https://www.google.com/maps/@52.6678.../data=!3m1!1e3

They're called a 'voorrangsplein' or literally 'priority square'. They are basically a stretched intersection with left turns in the median where through traffic can proceed at a higher speed and has priority.

The only ones I know are implemented in Hilversum and Heerhugowaard, but they could exist elsewhere.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 06:25 PM   #13408
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That one looks alright (although the bike path is a little weird).

But some of these roundabouts can get quite absurd in an urban setting.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 10:22 PM   #13409
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We have in Goes 2 of them, they were inspired of the one in Hilversum.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 10:35 PM   #13410
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General disinterest... This explains why they're trying to do away with more and more traffic lights, even if it means erecting those hateful oval-roundabouts.
That's not an oval roundabout ("ovotonde", "ovatonde"), it's a "botonde"(bot + rotonde / bone + roundabout). They really only use them where appropriate so not a lot of people have to go the long way around. They're mainly used at intersections where on-and off ramps meet anyway.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #13411
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[NL] The Netherlands | road infrastructure • autosnelwegen

Here it is. Streetview is not up to date but the aerial picture is.
https://goo.gl/maps/DE6F4uZVdFN2

Its much longer than the Hilversum one.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 10:44 PM   #13412
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There is more recent Street View from the side roads

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Old March 15th, 2016, 04:33 PM   #13413
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A6 Almere

The expansion project of A6 through Almere has been awarded to a consortium known as 'Parkway-6'. It runs from the current end of roadworks at Almere-Havendreef to Almere-Buiten Oost and includes the remaining part of the A6 expansion through Almere.

The parkway-6 consortium consists of: Dura Vermeer Groep NV / Besix Group SA / RebelValley BV / John Laing Investments Limited. It is a DBFM contract. Construction is planned to start in 2017 and is planned for completion in 2020. The current 2x2 motorway will be expanded to 4x2 lanes.

It is the fourth leg of the Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere megaproject (€ 5 billion and 65 km of motorway widening).

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Old March 16th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #13414
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S112, Amsterdam

I filmed city route S112 in Amsterdam last weekend. It's a somewhat unusual road, with a 70 km/h expressway between A9 and A10, a segment with a motorway cross section and 80 km/h speed limit between A10 and a big roundabout, and then one of the few four-lane roads in central Amsterdam.

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I just went to Google Maps to see if I've driven on that. (I haven't, but close...) Something else caught my eye: southeast of Beverwijk are two roads labeled "r102" and "r103," with brown markers; it looks like they're on a golf course. What's up with these?
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Old March 16th, 2016, 09:27 PM   #13416
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R-routes are recreational roads. They are signed, but not important at all.
They also re-use the numbers through-out the country. There are 5 different areas where they are used:

IJmuiden: http://wegnummers.autosnelwegen.nl/w...ml#nl_rijmu101
Ommen: http://wegnummers.autosnelwegen.nl/w...ml#nl_romme101
Schouwen-Duiveland: http://wegnummers.autosnelwegen.nl/w...ml#nl_rscho101
Sluis: http://wegnummers.autosnelwegen.nl/w...ml#nl_rslui101
Spaarnwoude: http://wegnummers.autosnelwegen.nl/w...ml#nl_rspaa101
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Old March 16th, 2016, 10:23 PM   #13417
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Very nice. Whenever I watch a video of Amsterdam, I get this tingling sensation. I'd a great time staying there. Hopefully I've some freetime for doing a weekend trip in June or July, because I really miss that city/country.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 10:26 PM   #13418
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Thanks. I must admit I don't go to Amsterdam very often. This was the first time in years I've driven within the A10 ring motorway.

There are quite a number of tourist sites in the Netherlands that attract people from all over the world that I have never visited. Like Giethoorn (I live 30 minutes away...) or Kinderdijk, or some museums.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #13419
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I drove on the A1 today from Amsterdam direction Germany. Lots of road construction everywhere, new bridges, fly-overs, widening...
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I like these: https://www.google.com/maps/@52.6678.../data=!3m1!1e3

They're called a 'voorrangsplein' or literally 'priority square'. They are basically a stretched intersection with left turns in the median where through traffic can proceed at a higher speed and has priority.

The only ones I know are implemented in Hilversum and Heerhugowaard, but they could exist elsewhere.
They can be really good when an intensely used road meets a less important road in urban setting.
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