daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 2nd, 2011, 12:43 AM   #1161
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!
joshsam está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:20 AM   #1162
Wimpie
Registered User
 
Wimpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 230
Likes (Received): 1

E314 In Aarschot & Leuven





















Forgotten road with the old Belgian roadmarking system, sacred ground for road enthousiasts
























































































Wimpie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2011, 01:21 PM   #1163
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

Nice pics but the Ecoduct is in Maasmechelen,Limburg
Nice to see the old road markings. I have never seen them before.
__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!
joshsam está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:07 AM   #1164
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,595
Likes (Received): 19389

A3 terminus in Brussels:
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:58 AM   #1165
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

They want to schange that into a normal boulevard
It's one of the only direct routes into Brussels. For here you can drive through tunnels and get fast on the inner ring road of Brussels. I have no idea why they want to change that since it handles a lot of traffic.

From a 4x2 to a 2x2, It will end up toatlly clogged up. The last part is even 4-2-2-4 lanes wide, they will never be able to handle the traffic on a 2x2 boulevard.

It handles 120.000 vehiclues, the part of the A3 before the junction wilt the Brussels outer ringroad(R0) handles almost 140.000 vehicules.


http://www.demorgen.be/static/FOTO/p...20100907141915

video about the changes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A6UDNkB64w

For who is interested in the first section of the E40 highway:
immages form the 40ties, better maintained than today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJq2RyyMbuI
__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!

Last edited by joshsam; June 3rd, 2011 at 12:20 PM.
joshsam está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #1166
Wimpie
Registered User
 
Wimpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 230
Likes (Received): 1

Vilvoorde Viaduct





E40 Leuven-Luik



































































This place is known as Heilissem in Flanders




Welcome to Wallonia




























Welcome to Flanders (for the next 2 km's)










Welcome back to Wallonia


Remainings of the old Belgian roadmarking system
[img][/img]




















































































































Last edited by Wimpie; June 6th, 2011 at 06:44 PM.
Wimpie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #1167
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,595
Likes (Received): 19389

ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #1168
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

Immages are not showing for me
__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!
joshsam está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #1169
Thermo
Registered User
 
Thermo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Antwerp
Posts: 4,749
Likes (Received): 4188

My God. Is this really 2011????

Thermo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:42 AM   #1170
DanielFigFoz
Registered User
 
DanielFigFoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: No fixed abode
Posts: 4,428
Likes (Received): 894

Portuguese motorways are better than Belgian ones? Can this be true?

No seriously, Portuguese motorways are mainly new and even the old ones are in good shape. It's just all the other roads that I'm sure are worse than Belgian ones.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coccodrillo View Post
DanielFigFoz no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 02:13 AM   #1171
Surel
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,702
Likes (Received): 2154

Thats really the WOW video... Whoever might have worked out this road must have been first class comedian.
Surel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #1172
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanielFigFoz View Post
Portuguese motorways are better than Belgian ones? Can this be true?

No seriously, Portuguese motorways are mainly new and even the old ones are in good shape. It's just all the other roads that I'm sure are worse than Belgian ones.


Let me correct you, they are better than Wallonian ones. You can easely spot the difference afther the border.
__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!
joshsam está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #1173
Filou
Urban dweller
 
Filou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,826
Likes (Received): 2545

Quote:
Originally Posted by joshsam View Post
They want to schange that into a normal boulevard
It's one of the only direct routes into Brussels. For here you can drive through tunnels and get fast on the inner ring road of Brussels. I have no idea why they want to change that since it handles a lot of traffic.
The reason is obvious, off course. The Brussels government wants to cut the numbers of cars in the city with at least 20 %. The reconversion of this motorway in a green boulevard will make the city less carfriendly and more inhabitantfriendly.
__________________
Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'intrate
Filou está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #1174
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,595
Likes (Received): 19389

Right, a constant traffic jam is much more attractive for its inhabitants. Such schemes cause more problems than it solves.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1175
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,491
Likes (Received): 2105

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
Right, a constant traffic jam is much more attractive for its inhabitants. Such schemes cause more problems than it solves.
Maybe constant traffic jams will exasperate people so much that they will start taking public transport. I would.
g.spinoza está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #1176
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

Lot's of people from the whole of Belgium work in Brussels. They come from further than 50km. Connections with public tranportation to Brussels aren't to write home off. NMBS sucks all the time with constant delays and fallouts. Still lots of people take the train despite that because the traffic in and around Brussels is always bad.
And know they want to take out one of the major routes in to Brussels?

I'm sure people in Munchen won't mind if the 94 or 955 was shut down?
__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!
joshsam está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #1177
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,491
Likes (Received): 2105

Quote:
Originally Posted by joshsam View Post
I'm sure people in Munchen won't mind if the 94 or 955 was shut down?
Traffic in München is bad, even if the public transportation is impeccable. I drive to work myself because I found it cheaper, and I rarely find myself in a jam (most people come from out of city to work in München, but I do the opposite: I live in the city and work outside), but if that was the case, I'd surely take the U-Bahn.

But to answer your question, yes, Münchner would definitely mind
g.spinoza está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #1178
Wimpie
Registered User
 
Wimpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 230
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by g.spinoza View Post
Maybe constant traffic jams will exasperate people so much that they will start taking public transport. I would.
And who said that I WANT to take public transport? What Brussels is doing is forcing people to change their lifestyle. People have to decide for themselves, not some tiny Belgian state with more important problems to care about.
Wimpie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #1179
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,491
Likes (Received): 2105

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wimpie View Post
People have to decide for themselves, not some tiny Belgian state with more important problems to care about.
I want to take the plane to downtown. Why the hell they don't build an airport in the city main square?
g.spinoza está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #1180
Wimpie
Registered User
 
Wimpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 230
Likes (Received): 1

Typical answer from some one in which everything is either black or white. You have to stay realistic in your arguments.
Wimpie no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
autoroute, autoselweg, belgië, belgium, flanders, snelweg, vlaanderen, wallon, wallonia

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium