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Old September 16th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #1261
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It's Kemerovo - Leninsk-Kuznetsky.
AFAIK the opened section is Kemerovo-Sheveli, remaining 37 km to Leninsk-Kuznetsky is in planning process.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #1262
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Yandex has updated their street coverage in Moscow and it's oblast. MKAD is fully covered aswell as all other main roads leading to the city. Here's a preview:

M9 motorway between Moscow and Volokolamsk.


Start of M2 motorway right after MKAD.


Link to Moscow's street view: http://maps.yandex.ru/-/CBerRVja
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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #1263
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So there indeed are officially motorways in Russia! Atleast according to the motorway sign identical to the Finnish one in the second photo
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #1264
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[QUOTE=RipleyLV;83882644]
M9 motorway between Moscow and Volokolamsk.



Is that left German style sign a new standard? Looks good I think!
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Old September 19th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #1265
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you mean red one? that's just ad's billboard
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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #1266
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Is that left German style sign a new standard? Looks good I think!
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you mean red one? that's just ad's billboard
Norsko means green one.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #1267
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The right sign, on the other hand, appears like a paint creation. Doesn't fit within the usual signage standards of Russia.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #1268
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Norsko means green one.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:22 AM   #1269
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Are these signs newer?

Do they still use all-caps, even on new signs?

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Ascenders, together with descenders, increase the recognizability of words. For this reason, British road signs no longer use all capital letters.

Studies made at the start of the construction of the British motorway network concluded that mixed-case letters were much easier to read than "all-caps" and a special font was designed for motorway signs. These then became universal across the U.K. See Road signs in the United Kingdom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascender_(typography)

well, it's not only British ... most of new signs in Europe use mixed-case letters

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Old September 21st, 2011, 06:08 PM   #1270
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Latin and Cyrillic languages utilizing different approaches in grammatic rules. We do not cap every first letter of word within single sentence. Therefore what you offer is still all caps, but small.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 07:34 PM   #1271
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So there is no presence of ascenders or descenders in small letters,
like for example ascender in small b (б), or descenders in small r, u, j, c (р, у, ј, ц) as it is Serbian Cyrillic?

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Old September 26th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #1272
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Why does Russia have so much car traffic?

I was watching some driving videos set in Russia, I was amazed at how much car traffic they have, I love Russia so I'm not knocking the country at all but it's just amazing. Is it because a lot of people live in the city so their tend to be more traffic? Or is it another reason...

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section..but here's a video. .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge6B-...eature=related
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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:32 AM   #1273
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Well, first off, the vid APPEARS to have been shot in Moscow, if the map at the start is any indication. The country has several major cities that would produce the traffic volume seen. So what you're seeing is normal traffic, outside of the morning/evening rush (Vid was shot in the evening).

You are right though. Most of Russia's population does live in cities. St. Petersberg, Moscow and Vladivostok, being the largest cities in the country. Then again, the same could be said for Volgograd, Novosibirsk, and others.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #1274
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Wealth is increasing in Russia and fuel is cheaper than the rest of Europe and I'm pretty sure the US as well. People are buying more cars and can afford to drive them pretty much.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #1275
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Wealth is increasing in Russia and fuel is cheaper than the rest of Europe and I'm pretty sure the US as well. People are buying more cars and can afford to drive them pretty much.
Russian fuel price is about the same as in the US, that is roughly a little bit more than half the price compared to western europe.

Moscow & St Petersburg are overcrowded cities. Many people living on the poor countryside where no jobs are to be find move to the big city. Also a lot of illegal immigrants fill up the big cities. This happend in a short period, the growth of the cities is rapid, so infrastructure can not catch up, which leads to clogged streets in Moscow & St petersburg. Going by the metro in rush hour is a dreadful experience. Few commuters want to be squashed in the metro, so they go by car.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #1276
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Moscow City now has about 4 million cars and Moscow Oblast has about 2,5 million cars. Almost a half of Moscow Oblast cars are from near suburbia, inside of A107 ring road. A major part of these cars generate a very huge traffic on radial highways in the Moscow City and Oblast. Because of this jams happen.
Several radial highways, such as M7 (Moscow-Ufa) and M9 (Moscow-St.Petersburg) now are overloaded with huge traffic.
There are about 110,000 cars in my native city of Vladimir, with population under 350,000 habitants. Parking places for all cars are not enough. Many people, who has enough money, can buy such cars, as Lexus RX, Porsche Cayenns and Toyota Landcruisers. Poor people, including pensioners, buy old Soviet cars and take care of them.

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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:51 AM   #1277
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I've also read the Moscow road network is pretty poorly connected, which means you need to go onto the main radial roads for every east-west drive that is not near the ring roads. This is actually what makes Toronto's 401 the busiest freeway in the world.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #1278
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I've also read the Moscow road network is pretty poorly connected, which means you need to go onto the main radial roads for every east-west drive that is not near the ring roads. This is actually what makes Toronto's 401 the busiest freeway in the world.
It's right. All ways via the Moscow Oblast go through overloaded MKAD. Now project of CKAD (ЦКАД), based on A107 ring road, is under preparation; however, it will not solve all problems, but only just a little decrease traffic on MKAD.
In my opinion, the second, large CKAD, based on A108 ring road, is needed too. It should have at least 2*2 lanes.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #1279
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St. Petersberg, Moscow and Vladivostok, being the largest cities in the country.
Vladivostok? Are you kidding me? Why you didn't mention Nizniy Novgorod, Ekaterenburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk?
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Old September 26th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #1280
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Now project of CKAD (ЦКАД), based on A107 ring road, is under preparation; however, it will not solve all problems, but only just a little decrease traffic on MKAD.
Is CKAD still planned as a 2x5 highway?
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