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Old July 19th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #2521
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They'll follow just like Flanders follows The Netherlands.
Allready some things are differend in Wallonia. Flanders goes with The Netherlands and builds cycle paths in red.
In Wallonia cycle paths are in green.-not that Wallonia has much of cycle culture-
Green cycle paths where I've spotted them first many years ago:

today I see more and more green cycle paths in Wallonia

https://www.google.be/maps/@50.69356...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.be/maps/@50.70923...7i13312!8i6656

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On the somewhat same matter, Wallonia and Flanders have now an almost completely seperated road funding and Flanders has differend views on how to do things and will continue to do so. The national level has become even less important. Give it a few decades and Flanders wil have a differend road system to the one in Wallonia.
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Old July 19th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #2522
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Regionalisation of Road Rules was never meant to facilitate our lives.

If only it was just for roads...
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Old July 20th, 2015, 09:49 AM   #2523
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It sometimes even seens that they are going to become two big counties which gonna quarrel with each other
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Old July 20th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #2524
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I've heard 'wegen en verkeer' (Flemish road infrastructure agency) is thinking about a complete redesign of the road sings (meaning a new design and typeface for all roadsigns).

I really hope they do. The road signs could use an update/modernization.
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Old July 20th, 2015, 07:01 PM   #2525
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They're already trying out some new things like the upward arrows on overhead signs, so it wouldn't surprise me if that rumour happens to be true. Generally speaking, I think the road signs are already quite well designed, but there is room for improvement.
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Old August 5th, 2015, 05:36 PM   #2526
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Repaved E19 near Mechelen.

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Old August 14th, 2015, 10:51 PM   #2527
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The SOS phones along Flemish motorways will be discontinued. The system cost is € 800,000 per year but they were used only 3172 times in 2014. That means a cost of € 250 per call. There are 1350 SOS phones along Flemish motorways.

http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/957/Binnenl...se-wegen.dhtml
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Old August 15th, 2015, 03:25 AM   #2528
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I've heard 'wegen en verkeer' (Flemish road infrastructure agency) is thinking about a complete redesign of the road sings (meaning a new design and typeface for all roadsigns).

I really hope they do. The road signs could use an update/modernization.
I thought they were pretty nice and clear and I have rusty flemish skills

I liked the plastic-illuminated ones you see around Antwerpen (partly as some proclaim Boom), they were dirty and old but it was something I had never seen before but it gives a nice look at night. Mind you spending the power sounds crazy but the Doel can make plenty kilowatts for them anyhow
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Old August 15th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #2529
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The power will be alright, it's having to change light bulbs every now and then. I've had too many experiences of driving in Belgium at night and having issues because of illumination problems in these signs. Though the advent of LEDs could improve that.

Speaking of renewal of signs in Flanders, the Antwerp ring road has seen some experimental gantry signs in the past year or so, which are a great improvement. Would be great if that modernisation could somehow be continued to a broader modernisation of the other directional signs on the motorways (some quick thoughts that I once prepared here). But equally, the symbols used on warning and prohibition signs could be modernised. Think of modernisations had in neighbouring countries, where the pedestrians on signs no longer wear hats, trains no longer have smoke plumes and cars have moved on from 1960s vintage. So looking forward to learn what might be upon us!
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Old August 17th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #2530
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A lof of signs have been renewed last weeks. All of them on the Antwerp Ring, E313, E17, ...
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Old September 10th, 2015, 11:20 PM   #2531
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Old September 12th, 2015, 02:17 PM   #2532
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Old November 8th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #2536
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Rallye du Soleil Wallonne 2015

SS1: driving on a flat terrain before approaching Ardennes


SS2: uphill finish at the friterie


(after snack) SS3: downhill (by car, not skis ) with manual settings


SS4: between the river and the railway line



The rally finished on position... unimportant.
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Old November 8th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #2537
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Amazing signwork as usual!
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:12 PM   #2538
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Apparently the N5/E420 from Charleroi to the French border will be upgraded to a dual carriageway in some parts (missing links).

The project has almost been approved by the Walloon transportation and infrastructure minister Carlo Di Antonio.

I am not able to put an external link to the press.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:18 PM   #2539
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we started a thread on this project in our Belgian secion:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1862555

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C’est sans doute le dossier le plus discret actuellement sur la table du gouvernement wallon. Il faut dire qu’il est sensible. La construction du chaînon manquant autoroutier de l’axe Rotterdam-Marseille, entre Couvin et Charleroi est en passe de devenir une réalité… Théorique. Tant du côté des cabinets ministériels wallons concernés (Di Antonio et Prévot) que du côté des bourgmestres des communes traversées par le projet (Gerpinnes et Ham-sur-Heure/Nalinnes) on se tait dans toutes les langues. Il mine depuis plus de trente ans cette région du sud de Charleroi où depuis le début des années 80 on a construit à tout va, empêchant de réaliser un projet autoroutier sur lequel la Belgique a pris des engagements.

Si au fil des ans, de nombreux projets sont venus provoquer la colère des riverains de la N5 (axe Charleroi-Charleville-Mézières) qui ne veulent pas voir une autoroute passer dans leur jardin, le dernier en date, proposé par le ministre wallon de l’aménagement du territoire, à savoir le "trident light" qui vise à organiser un contournement du complexe du Bultia (c’est la commune d’Ham-sur-Heure qui devra digérer l’impact), un renforcement de la N5 (lui donner un caractère autoroutier), une liaison vers Marcinelle qui relie la N5 à la A503 d’un côté et une autre vers Loverval (la commune de Gerpinnes est impactée) vers la Blanche borne et Bouffioulx pour rejoindre le R3.

Les riverains de la N5 vont certainement se réveiller

Moyennant sans doute un certain nombre de modifications, c’est ce dernier projet qui devrait être validé par l’exécutif wallon, peut-être cette semaine. Si le tracé passera en grande partie par des bois, il est évident qu’un certain nombre d’expropriations immobilières devront avoir lieu. Les quartiers des Bruyères (Marcinelle) et des Morlères (Loverval-Gerpinnes) retiennent leur souffle. Un autre problème concernait certaines zones naturelles classées. On voit mal l’association "Charleroi South Airpur" (Ham-sur-Heure/Nalinnes) rester inactive, tout comme l’association "Nos villages" (Gerpinnes) qui par le passé, se sont créées pour empêcher l’arrivée de la nouvelle autoroute sur leurs terres, la préférant plutôt chez les autres et inversement. La fin d’un dossier de longue haleine ? On attend de voir…
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Old November 24th, 2015, 01:33 AM   #2540
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