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Old January 28th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #381
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It could be possible, but looking at the current length of all motorways... If nothing else, the crisis will thwart the plans IMO.
Well, not necessarily. Massive government-funded infrastructure projects have often been instigated in time of crisis, just think of Keynes/FDR and their ideas of getting the US out of the depression. They were rather successful, I'd say...
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Old January 28th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #382
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1+1 or 1×2
2x1...

I think the problem is that many people have different standards.

What is used in Dutch traffic engineering:

2x1 = one lane per direction
2x2 = two lanes per direction with median
2x3 = three lanes per direction with median
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Sometimes you'll see people write 1x4 as in 2+2 lanes but without a median.

Americans rather use the total lanes, so if they say "six lanes" they mean 2x3 lanes.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #383
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Back to Nizhny Novgorod

A southern section of the bypass

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Old February 6th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #384
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Old February 8th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #385
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2x1...

I think the problem is that many people have different standards.

What is used in Dutch traffic engineering:

2x1 = one lane per direction
2x2 = two lanes per direction with median
2x3 = three lanes per direction with median
etc.

Sometimes you'll see people write 1x4 as in 2+2 lanes but without a median.

Americans rather use the total lanes, so if they say "six lanes" they mean 2x3 lanes.
Thanks for the info Chris
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #386
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This sign must be difficult to read for drivers
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #387
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I think it's more a sign where you can stop, like street plans near towns.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #388
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #389
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I doubt that sign's still there.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #390
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Looks like late USSR.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #391
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What a clear sign. It's a shame that we don't have those in the Netherlands
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #392
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Looks like late USSR.
definitely it is. notice Ленинград
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #393
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And notice Гоpький (Nizhny Novgorod).
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #394
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Sorry, ja niet gawarit pa ruski
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #395
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Good old Gorki
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #396
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Looks like late USSR.
The photo was shot in 1992, but the sign's from USSR times, of course.
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Russia axes spending as costs of crisis surge
16 March 2009

MOSCOW, (Reuters) - Russia is abandoning most of its construction plans for this year and cutting out expenses as basic as road maintenance to save money to combat the financial crisis, government officials said Monday.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the cuts would allow $43 billion to be spent on social and anti-crisis measures in 2009 alone, RIA news agency reported, while the finance ministry released a list of cutbacks for this year's regional budgets.

The list called for spending on road repairs, building maintenance and other basics to be slashed 50-100 percent in 21 regions, including Moscow and several oil-producing areas such as Tyumen.

Workers paid out of the budgets of eight regions face wage cuts of 10 percent to 30 percent, the document posted on the ministry's website said, while all new budget-funded construction and vehicle purchases are banned this year in 14 regions, including Moscow.

"The planned revisions (to the 2009 federal budget) will allow us to allocate nearly 1.5 trillion roubles ($43.07 billion) to implement anti-crisis measures and, at the same time, to fulfill all the social commitments to our citizens," RIA reported Putin as saying.

Analysts have warned, however, that failing to renew Russia's dilapidated infrastructure could prevent its economy from recovering even after growth in the rest of the world begins to regain momentum.

"Eventually the crisis will end and the rail network for example will have to cope with a rapid surge in demand," Deputy Transport Minister Andrei Nedosekov told an industry conference on Monday. "This question has not been resolved."

TRANSPORT SPENDING STALLED

Badly needed repairs to Russia's transport systems are meanwhile being shelved indefinitely, transport officials said at an industry conference.

"The economic situation that has unfolded has forced us to correct many of our development plans," Nedosekov said.

Russia's rail network is more than 50 percent depreciated and most of its fleet of trains and wagons have already passed their theoretical maximum age, according to a recent report by investment bank Renaissance Capital.

Before the crisis, 2.5 trillion roubles ($71.78 billion) per year was slated for transport infrastructure development over the next 20 years, Nedosekov said.

"Now we are spending 10 times less than that," he said.

Rail freight shipments fell 26 percent to 27 percent in the first half of March compared with the same period of 2008 and will fall by a fifth for the year, Nedosekov said.

This trend is cutting deeply into the revenues of transport companies such as state monopoly Russian Railways, which was supposed to fund much of its own development.

The government does not have enough money to compensate for the contraction because its spending on anti-crisis measures is already pushing it toward a budget deficit of around 8 percent.

Private investors, who who were expected to pay for about half of Russia's infrastructural renewal over the next decade, have fled the sector, leaving only two public-private partnerships in effect out of dozens that had been planned.

This includes the construction of a 43-kilometre stretch of highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two biggest cities, which have no high-speed road between them.

"But that doesn't come to much. There are not 43 kilometres there, but 700. What about the rest of it?" said Sergei Shishkaryov, head of the transport committee of the lower house of parliament, the State Duma.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:30 AM   #398
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M7 Moskva - Vladimir

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Hallo Genossen!
Gestern bin ich nach Wladimir (ca. 200 km von Moskau) und zurück gefahren. Hier sind die Bildchen davon .

Wie immer, begann meine Reise auf MKAD. Das Wetter war auch diesmal ein Mist. Einfahrt auf die MKAD:



Es ist erst 6:20 Uhr Morgens aber schon ziemlich viel los:



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Mindestens 150 km Moskau hinaus war die Strasse ziemlich voll und es machte wirklich keinen Spass zu fotografieren. Deswegen habe ich fast bis Wladimir gewartet bis die Lage sich verbesserte:







Es gab auch Abschnitte mit riesigen Spurrillen von zahlreichen LKW's:



Für meine 18-Zoll Räder war es wirklich spannend .
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Zum Glück aber war die Strasse meistens in Ordnung:








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Zahlreiche Minihotels und Cafes entlang der Strasse:





Das Wetter war immer schöner:



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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #399
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M4 Moskva - Voronezh

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Hallo Genossen!

Heute berichte ich über meine "Lustreise" nach Woronesch (520 km südlich von Moskau) die ich von vom 7. bis 8. Mai 2009 unternommen habe. Ganz früh bin ich los gefahren. Das Wetter war ganz mies, es hat stark geregnet:



Ich hatte wirklich ein Riesenglück: Moskau hinaus war die Autobahn fast leer, was heute praktisch unmöglich scheint:



Ein Moment, wenn Autofahren wirklich Spass macht :band: . Trotz Wetter:



Einbißchen schneller als die Polizei erlaubt :roll: :


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Unglaublich: Leer :roll: !





Nach 125 km war es schluss mit Autobahn. Im Gebiet Tula verwandelt sich die M-4 in eine Bundesschnellstrasse. Die Verkehrsschilder sind ab sofort blau und nicht mehr grün wie auf der Autobahn:



Es regnet immer noch:


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Die Strecke wie ausgestorben:





Einsames Auto:



Und nach 235 km war es schluss mit Lustig: Riesenbaustellen, statt Autobahn und Schnellstrasse nur noch die Landstrasse:



Die Geschwindigkeit hat sich automatisch "korrigiert" :banging: :



Je südlicher von Moskau desto besser war das Wetter:



Dann wieder ein Abschnitt von Schnellstrasse:



Und dann wieder die Landstrasse mit durchgezogener Linie :axed: :




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"Achtung! Vorne ist ein gefährliches Fahrbahnabschnitt!"


369 km von Moskau :



Und dann "ein Licht am Ende des Tunnels": Noch wenige km bis Woronesch:




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Am nächsten Tag war ich wieder unterwegs. Diesmal Richtung Moskau. Mit Vollgas bis der Tank leer ist :



Danach musste man natürlich volltanken :!: :





Und wieder los!


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Aber der Spass dauerte nicht lange: Wieder eine Baustelle :banging: . Die ganze zweispurige Fahrbahn wurde gesperrt:








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Landstrasse mit unendlicher LKW-Kolonne:



Links sind unsere "Freunde" die mit Videokamera die Durchgezogene Linie überwachen:



Bevor der Akku ganz leer war, konnte ich noch zwei Bilder machen:





Also, das wars's. Hoffe, die Bilder haben euch gefallen.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #400
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Great find, Chris! I didn't know the Moscow-Vladimir road was 4-laned, and I thought it was worse; I guess they improved it. Really nice roads actually!
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