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Old August 5th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #461
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Thanks for the photos! Lovely nature. And the B320/E651 isn't that bad at all.
Actually it is, at least on weekdays, but on sundays it's okay.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #462
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The most cars on the Highways in 1Q 2008

VCÖ: Wo in Österreich die meisten Pkw unterwegs sind

( Pkw per day in 1. Half 2008 / in Klammer 1. Half 2007)


A23 Praterbrücke: 153.100 (156.960)
A 2 Vösendorf: 138.170 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
A2 Wiener Neudorf: 124.870(kein Vergleichswert 2007) A 2 Traiskirchen: 88.890 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
A22 Wien Nordbrücke: 76.520 (kein Vergleichswert 2007) A 4 Schwechat: 75.250 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
A1 Haid: 74.070 (74.600)
A1 Siezenheim: 66.320 (73.540)
A 22 Kaisermühlentunnel: 63.350 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
A21 Brunn am Gebirge: 63.040 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)

A 7 Linz: 53.280 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
A1 St. Pölten: 52.700 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
A12 Kematen: 51.470 (50.860)
A2 Laßnitzhöhe: 48.430 (kein Vergleichswert 2007)
S1: Laxenburgerstraße 47.880 (kein Vergleichwert zum Vorjahr) A 1 : Ybbs: 42.420 (kein Vergleichwert zum Vorjahr)
A14 Dornbirn 42.070 (40.820)
A12 Vomp: 40.490 (41.880)
A4 Bruckneudorf: 38.900 (30.070)
A1 Vorchdorf: 37.120 (kein Vergleichwert zum Vorjahr)

A 9 Wundschuh: 36.320 (35.530)
A12 Kundl: 35.500 (35.820)
A25 Wels: 34.670 (34.360)
A 2 Grimmenstein: 33.370 (30.700)
A12 Langkampfen: 31.130 (30.000)
A21 Alland: 30.270 (kein Vergleichwert zum Vorjahr) A 10 Ofenauer Tunnel: 29.570 (28.730)
A3 Ebreichsdorf: 25.340 (27.930)
A14 Pfändertunnel: 23.630 (22.540)
A13 Matrei / Brenner: 22.850 (23.540)

A10: Niedernfritz: 22.240 (23260)
A 9 Selzthaltunnel: 19.660 (20.000)
A13 Brennersee: 18.780 (18.740)
A 9 Schölldorf: 16.860 (16.710)
A10 Spittal / Drau: 16.040 (15.550)
A12 Roppenauer-Tunnel: 15.070 (15.170)
A2: Unterschütt: 14.860 (15.650)
A14 Frastanz: 14.550 (14.480)
S 35: Röthelstein: 12.920 (13.060)
A 8 Neutzmühle 12.620 (13.020)

S 31 Mattersburg: 11.210 (11.120)
A12 Landeck: 6.820 (6.520)
A11 Karawankentunnel: 4.220 (4.060)
Quelle: Asfinag, VCÖ 2008
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Old August 13th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #463
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I think a reason for little bit less traffic volume at Vienna central motorways - e.g. A23 Praterbrucke is opening S1 Schwechat-Vosenbrunn, it could take away some traffic from A23 and A2. Opening another sections of S1 could relieve the Vienna motorways close to the center further on.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #464
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Not really busy, even in Wien, it's not that bad.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #465
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NO PHOTO FLOODING, PLEASE!
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Not really busy, even in Wien, it's not that bad.
oh, in Wien it can be really busy. not "standing" jams, but 40 km/h at 6 lanes are not rare there
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #467
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well, at least we get rid of this photo flooded page...
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Old August 14th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #469
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Old August 18th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #471
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Had a great time in Austria for my holiday!The motorways are good.The rural roads are fantastic.Their was not much traffic except going into Salzburg still from my holiday i am led to believe their are some of the best roads in europe.GrosGlockner was most of the most thrilling and freakiest drives ive ever been one.Also i must say that the austrian drivers are overall very good and not like Italy and Spain who drive to fast!
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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #472
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What do you mean by "fast"? I read that Austrian drivers are fast too.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #473
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Comparing to Italian or Spanish drivers are not very fast.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #474
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Hi all,

Just returned home to Israel from a very enjoyable two-week holiday in Austria.

I drove a lot while I was there and thought I would share some impressions of Austrian roads with this forum. I drove from Vienna to the Salzkammergut via Krems, then around the Salzkammergut and Salzburg, and then back to Vienna Schwechat Airport to get home. I used the following roads, from memory - A23, A21, S5, A1, and then road 158 several times around St Wolfgang, Bad Ischl etc as well as to Salzburg in the other direction. Also Road 145 to Hallstatt and the Dachstein.

On the way home, mostly the A1, then turning off onto S1 and finally A4 to the airport.

A couple of things I never found out while we were there:

- What is an S road? They looked to me to be full motorway standard, so what is the difference between an S and an A road?

- What is the speed limit on the A roads? People were driving really fast. In one case, I was overtaking in the fast lane on the A1 at 160km/h (which is much faster then I usually drive), and someone in a large Merc bore down on me and stuck to my tail, and signalled me to get out of his way as if he had a perfect right to be doing 200km/h.

Things I liked:

- The roads were of an almost uniformly high standard. The one real exception was the section of the A1 between the Voralpenkreuz (I hope I spelled that right) and the turnoff to Mondsee, which was very bumpy and badly needs fixing.

- A lot of grade-separated interchanges on two-lane highways like Road 158.

- A lot of tunnels on these same roads.

- Lots of parking and rest areas on the Autobahn.

- Not too much traffic around the cities. I was expecting heavy traffic in Salzburg and around Vienna and was pleasantly surprised.

Things I liked less:

- The signage was not the best I have ever seen. On the Autobahn it contains too much information in too many quite ugly fonts. On the minor roads it is often very confusing, especially at the aforementioned grade-separated interchanges. Signs were too small, often too late and the turnings themselves were often at very sharp angles and hard to spot. Some Autobahn signs in tunnels were very hard to see.

- Almost all of the Autobahn off-ramps were at very sharp angles, and almost all of the merging lanes were too short.

- None of the minor roads had hard shoulders and it was often very hard to find somewhere to stop.

- Not much lighting and so the roads were very dark at night. On the other hand the signs are very reflective so they are easily visible in your headlights.

One other thing that surprised me a bit was that green traffic lights flash before they change, which I have only seen before in Israel, and that, unlike most European countries that I have driven in, traffic lights do not change directly from red to green, but rather have a red and yellow stage in between, which is what I'm used to and so made it easier for me.

I enjoyed driving in Austria very much. We had a great time overall and I very much hope to visit Austria again one day.
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- None of the minor roads had hard shoulders and it was often very hard to find somewhere to stop.
You almost never see that in Europe, as opposed to North America.
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- What is the speed limit on the A roads? People were driving really fast. In one case, I was overtaking in the fast lane on the A1 at 160km/h (which is much faster then I usually drive), and someone in a large Merc bore down on me and stuck to my tail, and signalled me to get out of his way as if he had a perfect right to be doing 200km/h.
130 is the limit...did you have the "perfect right" to go with 160? I'm starting to have a feeling that its not austrians that speed here,but foreign tourists with rented cars...
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You almost never see that in Europe, as opposed to North America.
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130 is the limit...did you have the "perfect right" to go with 160? I'm starting to have a feeling that its not austrians that speed here,but foreign tourists with rented cars...
Quite probably not. I will however say in my defense that I didn't drive that fast for more than a couple of minutes. . . .

If 130km/h is the limit then I drove within it almost all the time.

Also, the occasional sign informing people of the limit would not go amiss.
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- Almost all of the Autobahn off-ramps were at very sharp angles, and almost all of the merging lanes were too short.
short?? Austria has actually very long merging lanes comparing to other countries. must have been subjective.
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- None of the minor roads had hard shoulders and it was often very hard to find somewhere to stop.
this doesn't exist in Europe. even if it does (there are sometimes narrow shoulders), it is never clever to stop on them!

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One other thing that surprised me a bit was that green traffic lights flash before they change, which I have only seen before in Israel, and that, unlike most European countries that I have driven in, traffic lights do not change directly from red to green, but rather have a red and yellow stage in between, which is what I'm used to and so made it easier for me.
well, it happens in Europe, yes
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Quite probably not. I will however say in my defense that I didn't drive that fast for more than a couple of minutes. . . .

If 130km/h is the limit then I drove within it almost all the time.

Also, the occasional sign informing people of the limit would not go amiss.
Well,drivers are usually reminded that 130 is the limit...with a hefty fine.


BTW,is it that hard to remember,that,for example,here, in settlements 50,outside 90,expressway 110,motorway 130,if nothing else indicated?
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