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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #2901
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Breakthrough has been achieved at the Tunnel de Court (A16). The last segment of A16, Court - Loveresse, will open late 2016. Tunnel de Court has a lenght of 705 m. A16 will narrow to two lanes through the tunnel.

http://www.bielertagblatt.ch/nachric...t-durchstochen

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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #2902
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A2/A3 Basel

The federal government and the canton of Basel Stadt have agreed to build the Rheintunnel (Rhine Tunnel), a new motorway in Basel. It will alleviate congestion on A2/A3 through Basel. It will include access to and from Germany (it was apparently originally planned as only access to and from France). The projected cost is 1.4 billion CHF (about the same in € today). Construction will commence around 2025.

According to this fact sheet, it will feature 2x2 lanes, and the current motorway will continue exist.

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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #2903
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How much would it reduce congestion in Basel, if there were a direct motorway connection between France and Germany (as continuation of German A98)?

Sure, there is one east of Mulhouse, but is it close enough?
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Old January 29th, 2015, 03:22 PM   #2904
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I believe there were plans to extend German A98 across the Rhine to A35 in France. It's not a terribly complicated project, there is space available and the distance is only 4 kilometers.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #2905
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The A98 extension would save little distance (4km tops) on the Mulhouse - Lorrach journey over the current route, but it would link EuroAirport to Germany better, and would be more obviously a bypass of the Basel urban area than the A36 connection further north.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 07:55 PM   #2906
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There are more bottlenecks like that in the Strasbourg area. The busiest border crossing between Baden and the Alsace is the Europabrücke/Pont de Europe between Strasbourg (F) and Kehl (D) and carries 35.000 vehicles a day. And this is through a built-up area.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 08:27 PM   #2907
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How much would it reduce congestion in Basel, if there were a direct motorway connection between France and Germany (as continuation of German A98)?
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I believe there were plans to extend German A98 across the Rhine to A35 in France. It's not a terribly complicated project, there is space available and the distance is only 4 kilometers.
The A98 extension was planned (BVWP 2003, further demand). The BVWP 2015 proposal list does not contain it anymore. France canceled the route off the land-use planning in 2011.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #2908
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62% of voters of Basel Land canton accepted the idea of an Allschwil bypass today.

http://www.bzbasel.ch/basel/baselbie...spur-128719783

Apparently it could be right next to the border with France: https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=Allsch...+Campagna&z=17
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #2909
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City center and train tunnel Plus



The center of the city train traffic is too heavily loaded. The specific location of the city in the topographic strait between mountain and sea makes the motor vehicles is little room to pass the cantonal capital or to circulate in the center. Therefore standing columns and blocked buses are an everyday a city that otherwise has to offer many qualities.

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Old March 22nd, 2015, 01:38 PM   #2910
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Not only the new or planned road infrastructure is interesting in Switzerland:

Nice roofed bridge in rural Egg SZ



... with a small hydroelectric plant below



Next to it - the birthplace of Paracelsus!

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Old March 26th, 2015, 05:33 PM   #2911
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Traffic safety

A total of 243 people were killed on Swiss roads in 2014, down 10% compared to 2013, and 24% compared to the average of 2009-2013. The amount of traffic fatalities is 30 per 1 million people, one of the lowest (safest) in Europe.

There were 17,803 accidents with injuries or fatalities. 243 people were killed, 4,043 severely injured and 17,478 lightly injured. Out of 243 fatalities, 26 occurred on motorways and express roads.

Fatalities by mode:

* car: 97
* buses: 0
* trucks: 2
* motorcycle: 53
* cyclists: 29
* E-bikes: 5
* pedestrians: 43
* other: 14

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Old March 26th, 2015, 06:10 PM   #2912
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A total of 243 people were killed on Swiss roads in 2014, down 10% compared to 2013, and 24% compared to the average of 2009-2013. The amount of traffic fatalities is 30 per 1 million people, one of the lowest (safest) in Europe. There were 17,803 accidents with injuries or fatalities. 243 people were killed, 4,043 severely injured and 17,478 lightly injured. Out of 243 fatalities, 26 occurred on motorways and express roads. Fatalities by mode: * car: 97 * buses: 0 * trucks: 2 * motorcycle: 53 * cyclists: 29 * E-bikes: 5 * pedestrians: 43 * other: 14 https://www.news.admin.ch/message/in...e&msg-id=56692
And than consider many Swiss mountain roads are without lights and guardrails.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #2913
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And than consider many Swiss mountain roads are without lights and guardrails.
I think those are pretty safe, aren't they? They look dangerous and people drive safe. Cyclists and pedestrians make almost 1/3 of the fatalities.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #2914
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A total of 243 people were killed on Swiss roads in 2014, down 10% compared to 2013, and 24% compared to the average of 2009-2013. The amount of traffic fatalities is 30 per 1 million people, one of the lowest (safest) in Europe.

There were 17,803 accidents with injuries or fatalities. 243 people were killed, 4,043 severely injured and 17,478 lightly injured. Out of 243 fatalities, 26 occurred on motorways and express roads.

Fatalities by mode:

* car: 97
* buses: 0
* trucks: 2
* motorcycle: 53
* cyclists: 29
* E-bikes: 5
* pedestrians: 43
* other: 14

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What could possibly be "other"? Lawnmowers and golf carts?
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Old March 27th, 2015, 12:00 AM   #2915
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Those numbers are still too high... I don't think anyone died on railways (other than suicides) last year and there were only 43 murders during the same time period.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #2916
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What could possibly be "other"? Lawnmowers and golf carts?
Possibly small scooters (less than 50cc), vans, motorhomes, agricultural vehicles, construction vehicles,...
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Old March 27th, 2015, 02:51 AM   #2917
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Those numbers are still too high... I don't think anyone died on railways (other than suicides) last year and there were only 43 murders during the same time period.
how many suicides end up counted as "traffic accident"?
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Old March 27th, 2015, 09:01 AM   #2918
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Those numbers are still too high... I don't think anyone died on railways (other than suicides) last year and there were only 43 murders during the same time period.
"Too high" compared to which figure you relay on?
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What could possibly be "other"? Lawnmowers and golf carts?
Police registration of accidents is not water-tight. 'Other' could mean they don't know for sure which mode the deceased was using, or it was an unusual mode of transportation like roller skates, lawn mowers, golf carts, tractors, skate boards, etc. In this case they also don't list mopeds separately.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 05:05 PM   #2920
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