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Old April 12th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #11821
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Oh, the flyover of Chorzów market, great example of communist's engineering

You can see it in my video on the previous page, from 5:05

It's not as bad as it seems on the photos.

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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #11822
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Expressway S14 + S8 Dobroń - Róża - Rzgów

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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:26 PM   #11823
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I noticed the noise barriers all have a uniform height. This is strange, because noise levels vary by location (for example the distance to the road). Do they actually calculate noise levels for each building or do they just set the noise barrier height by noise emissions, regardless of what's behind the noise barriers?
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #11824
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How effective are those noise barriers actually? I've never stood on the other side...
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #11825
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I walked by one in Krakow next to a busy, normal road (I think DK 7), you could hear traffic but maybe a bit less wind noise. It was the glassy type.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #11826
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Well, they obviously work, since almost all countries have them, but not to the extent that Poland has been implementing them. It can reduce noise by more than 10 dB, taller ones having more effect over a greater distance than shorter ones.

But some of these roads basically turn into tunnels without a roof. Especially the amount of noise barriers alongside non-motorways is staggering. You don't see it as much elsewhere.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 12:04 AM   #11827
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This is insane:
Yes it is. It looks like absolute crap.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:08 PM   #11828
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:18 PM   #11829
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Is this tunnel being built for replacement of the ponton-bridge in road 501 ?
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Old April 16th, 2014, 01:07 PM   #11830
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But some of these roads basically turn into tunnels without a roof. Especially the amount of noise barriers alongside non-motorways is staggering. You don't see it as much elsewhere.
Yep.Only a matter of time before Poland adds a roof and a Bison Overhead Highway with special national Bison E Numbering scheme to some of them. (image from the previous page).....WTF ?????

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Old April 16th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #11831
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Is this tunnel being built for replacement of the ponton-bridge in road 501 ?
No, it is here: http://mapa.targeo.pl/,21,18.6626800...b8e60d1f5d2c41
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Old April 17th, 2014, 12:47 AM   #11832
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Yep.Only a matter of time before Poland adds a roof and a Bison Overhead Highway with special national Bison E Numbering scheme to some of them. (image from the previous page).....WTF ?????
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Old April 17th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #11833
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Hollywood action on Polish A4 motorway:

42 old German guy in probably stolen VW Phaeton was chased for almost 1h from Gliwice (Upper Silesia) to Olkusz (near Krakow). He ran over two police officers, and rammed tollbooth on a A4 motorway.









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Old April 17th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #11834
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Wow, 1 hour and only from Gliwice to Krakow, I've done better than that and I actually paid the toll
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Old April 18th, 2014, 10:31 AM   #11835
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To get to Olkusz you actually need to leave the A4. The road from Trzebinia to Olkusz also isn't that great if you need to get rid of pigs.

And yes, I usually take about 20-21 minutes for the passage between the toll stations in Mysłowice and Balice. In one hour I can do the entire motorway from Gliwice-Sośnica to Zakopiański.

One thing that struck me is that stereotypes are quickly being flushed down the toilet... Last week I read something about a new design for a stealth tank being produced in Poland in three years time, far outcompeting anything the Germans or Americans could come up with (I need that on my car - great for dealing with teddybears with their lollipops on Zakopianka), and now this thing with a dumb German car theif being cought in Poland...
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Old April 18th, 2014, 04:47 PM   #11836
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Wow, 1 hour and only from Gliwice to Krakow, I've done better than that and I actually paid the toll
Nothing to be proud of
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Old April 19th, 2014, 12:52 PM   #11837
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One thing that struck me is that stereotypes are quickly being flushed down the toilet... Last week I read something about a new design for a stealth tank being produced in Poland in three years time, far outcompeting anything the Germans or Americans could come up with (I need that on my car - great for dealing with teddybears with their lollipops on Zakopianka), and now this thing with a dumb German car theif being cought in Poland...
I'm sorry that you are so much into stereotypes, that you need to point them out on such occasions.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #11838
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I am sorry for Phaeton,that is great car
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Old April 19th, 2014, 03:25 PM   #11839
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Nothing to be proud of
Why? It's 45min ride according to google maps.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 07:31 PM   #11840
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Yes, 45 min driving and 45 min waiting to cross toll booth. The crazy guy instead made it in 30 min driving, 29 min at toll booth and 1 min getting mad and crashing through toll booth instead of waiting

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One thing that struck me is that stereotypes are quickly being flushed down the toilet... Last week I read something about a new design for a stealth tank being produced in Poland in three years time, far outcompeting anything the Germans or Americans could come up with (I need that on my car - great for dealing with teddybears with their lollipops on Zakopianka), and now this thing with a dumb German car theif being cought in Poland...
I'm not sure, maybe the old stereotype of "Germans wreaking havoc in Gliwice" has come back

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