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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #21
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I've just noticed this sign on http://www.autobahnen.ch/index.php?lg=001&page=001, and I'm wondering, since when has the Swiss general-speed-limits sign been featuring the expressway sign (the one with car)? I knew there were roads in Switzerland designated with this sign, but this general sign didn't include it before; also, every time you entered an expressway (road reserved for motor vehicles) there was always a speed limit sign installed (it wasn't always 100 km/h). Interesting.


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Old November 12th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #22
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what is this written in 50 sign?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #23
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Something like; in general or 'most of the time'?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #24
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That's a good thing (to sign motorroads). In Holland we've got exact the same limits (so also 100km/h as a standard for motorroads) but as far as I know they don't get signed at the border. That causes a lot of confusion and irritation...
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 01:22 PM   #25
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I've just noticed this sign on http://www.autobahnen.ch/index.php?lg=001&page=001, and I'm wondering, since when has the Swiss general-speed-limits sign been featuring the expressway sign (the one with car)? I knew there were roads in Switzerland designated with this sign, but this general sign didn't include it before; also, every time you entered an expressway (road reserved for motor vehicles) there was always a speed limit sign installed (it wasn't always 100 km/h). Interesting.
Actually the last line is not true. Not every expressway has a speed limit sign. It has to have one if the limit is different to 100 km/h. Because of accidents alot of expressways have been lowered from 100km/h to 80km/h. That's why nowadays most of them have a 80km/h sign or even a 60km/h sign.

The word in the 50km/h sign means "general" this means it's 50km/h for the whole village and not only for the particular road you are currently on.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 05:00 PM   #26
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I (almost) always see the 100 km/h speed limit signs on expressways, even in the middle of an expressway, away from exits (I expect them only on on-ramps, but they are more frequent). I go to Switzerland (almost) every year and have by now driven on almost all expressways, so unless sth's changed in the last months...
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Old November 24th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #27
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True, there are alot of 100km/h signs on expressways, but there are some without.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #28
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Here is a shot I made of my favourite highway in Switzerland, the A13. The altitude here is about 1600m.




Btw Chris, the link in the 'Thread/Country finder' is wrong for this thread.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #29
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Beautiful landscape, but A13 is in half profile, and is is an expressway ?
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #30
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Btw Chris, the link in the 'Thread/Country finder' is wrong for this thread.
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The A13 in CH isn't all motorway, as we can see in your pics. But it might be the highest major road in Switzerland.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #31
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It's full profile between St. Margrethen and Reichenau (about 80km).
Between Reichenau and Bellinzona (about 90km) it's not full profile. Most of it is 1+1, but also quite a few 2+1 and 2+2 sections (with and without median). But it's all the way limited access without at grade junctions.

And Chris, I was asking myself too if it's the highest major road and I'm pretty sure it is.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 05:33 PM   #32
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How do you define "major road"? I would say the Gotthard Pass is Swiss' highest major road (in parts four lanes, very wide road). But it's not open the whole year.
Simplon pass (2 005m) it apparently opened most of the winter, Lukmanier pass (1 914m) is probably (I'm not sure) the highest Swiss pass opened the whole year.

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Old January 1st, 2008, 09:46 PM   #33
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I was thinking of Autobahnen and Autostrassen
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 02:35 PM   #34
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According to the German wikipedia, the southern ramp of the Gotthard pass road is a Autostrasse (with a max. speed of 100km/h, 40 in turns). If it leads up to the pass (2 005m), it should be the highest mayor road in Switzerland.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #35
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The bushes on the medians on swiss motorways will be removed in the next few years
The medians will be asphalted. Maintenance was too dangerous because of increasing traffic.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #36
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I like the Switzerland highways Just the mountains and tunnels everywhere, I also remember that we had to pay 30 euro's for a sticker ( sort of tax ) and to stick that sticker on our window :P It was in 2006 I think Nice journey! we slept in a 2 star IBIS Hotel in Winterthur or something?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #37
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Btw.: I recently found out that the Simplon pass road is classiefied as A-road (A9 or something), so it's part of the highest level of Swiss roads. Nevertheless, you can drive on it by bike.
So, if we use this scheme to define "mayor road" it's the 2000something high Simplon pass.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #38
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Some pictures i promised 3 months ago

1. Road from Rapperswil to St. Gallen.









2. From St. Gallen to Zurich.



















































In next 3 months i'll post pictures from Basel.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #39
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Is that in Zürich? I notice all those tunnels, though i have never been to Zürich. (i did the Luzern - Sargans route, just east of Zürich).
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #40
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with the actual currency the toll sticker is just 25Euros.

It´s a fair over for 1 years of using highways


... myself like the extis around St. Gallen ... they look like from a big city
und coming from Rorschach you see if you have power or not ... there a long part goiing up for a few degrees
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