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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #1561
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Quite a difference in TJ-length if we compare the Netherlands to Nordrhein-Westfalen.

NL -> 331km traffic jam, longest: 32 kilometers
NRW -> 131km traffic jam, longest: 6 kilometers
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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #1562
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Nearly 400 kilometers of queue:
[IMG]http://i34.************/2cz2gsi.png[/IMG]
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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #1563
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Well, there is a big mess on the A27 now. 10 kms at an accident, and 31 kms because of cars slowing down to look at the accident
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #1564
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Yeah it looks like a good time to enjoy the dutch motorways... NOT:

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Old October 17th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1565
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Not realy highways, but important roads in my city Hoofddorp;

[IMG]http://i37.************/1szl6t.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i34.************/2rm8cxs.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #1566
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On the A2 between Vinkeveen and Breukelen a new section has been opened a few weeks ago. The southbound lane is going over the new stretch, the northbound lane still on the old stretch. I hope to make some pics tomorrow. This is what is looked like a few months ago:

[IMG]http://i27.************/15qoj1f.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i27.************/2qaskes.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i30.************/2rq25v9.jpg[/IMG]

(second pic is crap since I took it over my shoulder; I was late for school and had no time to stop )
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Old October 19th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #1567
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I drove there yesterday
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Old October 19th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #1568
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Did you make pics?
btw, next time just jump by for a cup of tea
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Old October 19th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #1569
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No, I didn't made pictures, it was around 15.30 but it was so cloudy that it looked like dusk.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #1570
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A15 Nijmegen - Rotterdam

A 111 picture journey across on of the most important east-west axis in central Netherlands. It runs westbound from interchange Ressen to interchange Ridderkerk over 90 kilometers.

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[IMG]http://i33.************/213iv6u.png[/IMG]

link to the pictures in an easy-browsing Picasa webalbum
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #1571
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No, I didn't made pictures, it was around 15.30 but it was so cloudy that it looked like dusk.
Unfortunately I didn't take pics too The sun was shining straight in my face and I tried to make some but you just couldn't see anything. I made about 12 pics of my small trip (Abcoude-Oosterhout, A2/A27), I'll post later
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #1572
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btw, the Oosterhout I visited is another one than the Oosterhout in Chris' pictures. It's nice to see the new signage appearing on the A15
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #1573
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Yes it is. It's more Germanish.

Oosterhout... next to the A27. Always very crowded on the A27 there.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #1574
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Today it was ok, but it's sunday of course. The amount and length of traffic jams near Lexmond, a bit further north on the A27, has also grown terribly. It's time for some 2×3 (maybe even 4) over there...
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #1575
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A15 Nijmegen - Rotterdam

A 111 picture journey across on of the most important east-west axis in central Netherlands. It runs westbound from interchange Ressen to interchange Ridderkerk over 90 kilometers.

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[IMG]http://i33.************/213iv6u.png[/IMG]

link to the pictures in an easy-browsing Picasa webalbum
Some things I noted:

This used to be the A325 to Nijmegen. They raped the road (Dutch expression )
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23004838427122

A15 not going anywhere west soon. Ends in Bemmel. It is planned to be extended towards the A12.
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23009712058402

New signage!
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23020046402898

German huh?!
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23055392425154

Land between the rivers;
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23101234772690

Betuweroute freight railroad. Costed 5 bln euro's, haven't seen any train on the entire 100km route along it.
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23111270313986

Notice that Jeep? Keep it in mind
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23230633331730

Amsterdam-Rhine canal ahead
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23252242065202

Est is no French wind direction
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23348003117730

Nice windmill
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23430412769442

WTF, no traffic jams?
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23472862431842

Still that Jeep huh
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23523525101474

Green Heart
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23533016575666

Hardinxveld-Giessendam, nice city name
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23584666365090

2x3 at last
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23661510719810

Kinderdijk, which Japanese hasn't been there?
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23662719916498

Noordtunnel (North Tunnel) (the river is called Noord)
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23701190327458

Another nice name; Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23717937976290

Again no traffic jams? Something must be wrong
http://picasaweb.google.nl/ASWchris3...23740851647874

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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #1576
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #1577
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Damn picasa that can't even link directly to a picture.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #1578
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How about now?
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Old October 20th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #1579
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Nice trip, Chris.



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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #1580
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Pics are visible again. Great trip. Betuwelijn is a waste of money. NIMBY's try to block trains by putting rocks on the track. Stupid brainless hippies.

@Chris: I've tried to learn some Americans how to pronounce "Gasselternijveenschemond" (somewhere in the north of NL), but I didn't succeed. Hopefully they'll do better with Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht.

By the way, we have some pretty stupid place names. In Limburg, there is a town called "Echt". For the ones who don't speak Dutch: "Echt" means "really". There has been a sign on the A2 saying "Brug Echt dicht", meaning that the bridge in Echt is closed. If you literally translate it, it becomes "Bridge really closed"
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