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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #1621
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One bad snow day and we'll break our jam record with ease
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #1622
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Interesting pics, Timon! Those lamps and the bridge are entertaining.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #1623
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1.024 kilometer traffic jam including provincial roads according to TomTom High Definition Traffic
wow.
are you excersing to wordrecord breaking?
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #1624
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I think we can seriously break the record for kms of jam per sq. km of land for a normal sized country
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #1625
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I'm beginning to believe our traffic is even worse than Los Angeles, when counted to population.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #1626
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Build extra lanes otherwise you will all sink in this dutch traffic jam
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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #1627
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I made a video of the A1 motorway between Apeldoorn and Hengelo (50km). This is a major truck route, 20 - 25% of the traffic is trucks, which means about 20.000 trucks a day. This video was taken outside rushhour (1.30 pm) but I managed to achieve the maximum speed of 120 km/h only three times for a very short period.

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Old October 29th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #1628
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Great video! And the weather is sunny, here in Latvia it's rainig now 3 days in a row.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #1629
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It's quite cold over here right now. This morning my hair was frozen and my jacket also had some ice cristals on it
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:40 PM   #1631
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This fly-over does not exist yet, but is planned! (junction A16-N3-N217 near Dordrecht).
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 10:57 AM   #1632
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The A2 in better times (1995)

[IMG]http://i38.************/ermjqo.jpg[/IMG]

source: Moppentap, a Dutch humour site
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:32 AM   #1633
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No traffic jam! Weird...
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 12:07 PM   #1634
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If everyone starts surfing over there the would be other jams
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 01:19 PM   #1635
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Yeah, the whole southern half of the country was having difficulties with flooding in 1995. Germany cut off lots of river corners which gave more water than usual. The combination with loads of rain gave this. Lots of dikes had to be enforced to prevent other floods. All traffic had to go through the city centre of Den Bosch, which gave lots of problems.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 01:33 PM   #1637
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Interestingly, the A2 near Culemborg has an interesting feature called the "diefdijk coupure". It's a dam that can be lowered onto the freeway to prevent further flooding north. As far as I know it hasn't been used yet, and it's the only one we have in the Netherlands. As you might know, we Dutchmen are quite active with flood control. Because everything is flat, 1 meter of water can submerge half the country.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 01:38 PM   #1638
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There are some railways that also have that. The railway track near Harlingen for instance. Also the Vlissingen-Roosendaal line has it somewhere AFAIK.
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This is what it looks now, btw. You can see they added dikes, so hopefully it won't happen again.

[IMG]http://i35.************/2vt8474.jpg[/IMG]

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Old November 2nd, 2008, 02:11 PM   #1640
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I think those are sound barriers.
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