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Old October 26th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #1261
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Germany has a weird set-up of it's highways. You can see many highways in the Ruhr Area and around Frankfurt, Munchen and Berlin. Nice to see!
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #1262
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Why is that weird? It normal there are more highways close to cities than in rural areas.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #1263
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This immpression may result from the fact that Autobahn has a very wide meaning(i.e. speed limits from 60km/h to 407km/h)
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #1264
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I see.
Btw, you can go faster than 407 km/h, you just need a car which is able to do that on a quiet sunday morning
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #1265
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Btw, you can go faster than 407 km/h, you just need a car which is able to do that on a quiet sunday morning
I'm guessing the 407 km/h figure is from the Bugatti Veyron? That was done on Volkswagen's test track though, not the Autobahn haha
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #1266
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The Dutch speed violation record has been set on the Afsluitdijk. Somewhere in an early sunday morning someone drove by with a stunning 320 km/h, AFAIK. Yesterday a motorcyclist violated the speed limit with 146 km/h when he was driving 226 km/h on an 80-road. His license was taken by the police. What a surprise
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #1267
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The Dutch speed violation record has been set on the Afsluitdijk. Somewhere in an early sunday morning someone drove by with a stunning 320 km/h, AFAIK. Yesterday a motorcyclist violated the speed limit with 146 km/h when he was driving 226 km/h on an 80-road. His license was taken by the police. What a surprise
I believe Washington state had a motorcyclist ride 150 mph down I-5.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #1268
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I just found out that an HOV lane project for I-90 has been pushed back. Right now a westbound HOV lane has just been added on Mercer Island, but the eastbound lane, originally planed for 2009-2011 is pushed back to:






2018-2023.






Where's our moneyyy!?!??!?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #1269
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And this has what sort of important meaning to Germany?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #1270
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Maybe Germany wants to construct a bridge from Hamburg to Washington State? Just posted in the wrong thread......
How's the A14 between Magdeburg and Schwerin progressing? I thought it was the next major motorway connection to be completed after they finished the A20.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #1271
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I've seen only one in the U.S., out of my entire 10 years of living here. It's verrryyyy rare. I suspect that it's rare in Europe also. It's one of the worst-selling cars in Britain.
there are quite many of them in germany. they were not as successfull, as anticipated by VW though.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #1272
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No wonder - this cas is sooo boring, perfect and reliable that only Germans could have bought it
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let's put it another way: only germans have the money for useless cars.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #1274
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How's the A14 between Magdeburg and Schwerin progressing?
After the costs raised from 775 million EUR to 1278 million EUR they decided to build it in stages:

red: stage 1 until 2015 (costs 775 million EUR)
green: stage 2 until 2020
blue: stage 3 after 2020

Originally they wanted to build the whole A14 until 2015.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #1275
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It's too bad we have to wait long. I see some future plans for A25 and A32 on your map, ABRob, do you know anything about that?
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What's up with all those excessive cost increases lately? Not a few % but, hoppa, 40 - 50%.
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We're used to that in the Netherlands. Often it's the case that the engineers have to estimate the cost of a project. If they estimate what it's really going to cost, the project might not get through because it is considered as too expensive. When you estimate the cost of the project relatively low, the project has a bigger chance of getting through. By the time it turns out that it's going to get way more expensive, the construction already started and there is no way back.
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It's too bad we have to wait long. I see some future plans for A25 and A32 on your map, ABRob, do you know anything about that?
Grey means abandoned plans, yellow are future plans!

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What's up with all those excessive cost increases lately? Not a few % but, hoppa, 40 - 50%.
Well - originally they calculated with the costs per km of the Magdeburg-Halle stretch - but since then there are new environmental laws etc.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #1279
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And this has what sort of important meaning to Germany?
Yeah wrong thread...lol my baddddd
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 09:08 PM   #1280
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I have some pictures, made one week ago, from the German Autobahn towards the former capital Bonn. Feel free to correct me if i am wrong!


01) Entering the Autobahn Kreuz Oberhausen in the Ruhr Area. Quite remarkable is the fact that this interschange is the place where Autobahnen 2 and 516 starts while the A3 continues towards Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne etc. It's an TOTSO (Turn off to stay on) interchange.




02) The A3 somewhere near Duisburg.




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04) The yellow bridgde was used during the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It's located near the 'urban forest', just south-east of Duisburg.




05) Notice the licenseplate.




06) Entering Kreuz Hilden, which has a trafficvolume of some 115.000 cars per day.




07) Can someone explain me what the meaning is of the white signs with an arrow and Koln above the blue ones?




08) This section of the A3 is part of the Kölner Autobahnring (Cologne Beltway). This is with 165.000 cars/day the busiest section in the region and one of the busiest in Germany. Only the A100 in Berlin handels more traffic a day.




09) This is also the A3, but this picture was made on the way back home.




10) I believe this is a part of the A59, somewhere south of Cologne.




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12) An average of 110,000 vehicles per day surpassing the intersection of the A59 and A565.




13) Crossing the river Rhine in the city Bonn via the Friedrich-Ebert-Bridge.




14) The A59 once again.

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