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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #481
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Yeah, it won't take long until the Alps collapse because of the Swiss tunnelmania
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #482
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Q) Why did God create mountains?

A) So that the Swiss would have places to build their tunnels.





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Everyone thinks Switzerland is all Alps, when in fact they cover just half of it (I mean tall mountains). Driving from Berne to Zurich isn't particularly exciting, f.e.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #483
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Yes that's true, only a small portion of Switzerland is really covered with high mountains. most of the northern parts are gently rolling hills, with somewhat higher elevation here and there, and the west of Switzerland is mostly the lower Jura mountains. The Alps are in fact only a small mountain range, compared internationally. You can drive through the main chain in an hour.

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Old June 7th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #484
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Q) Why did God create mountains?

A) So that the Swiss would have places to build their tunnels.
they are amateurs..

we need no mountain to build tunnels, smally hillies are enough:
http://vastagbor.blog.hu/2008/08/01/...katol_az_m6_os
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Old June 8th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #485
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Yes that's true, only a small portion of Switzerland is really covered with high mountains.
I can't agree here. While the most people really live in the Midlands, by area the alps make the largest part of the country. Geological division of Switzerland:
60% Alps
30% Midlands
10% Jura

25% of the area of Switzerland is unproductive.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #486
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Check it out. The entire Zürich ringroad on video.

The Zürich ringroad consists of several concurrencies, already the A1/A4 from Winterthur to the Limmattaler Kreuz, and then the A3/A4 to Verzweigung Zürich-West. This video runs from the Brüttiseller Kreuz all the way to Verzweigung Zürich-Süd.

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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #487
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25% of the area of Switzerland is unproductive.
unproductive??

its a goldmine tourist and ski paradise...
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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #488
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unproductive??

its a goldmine tourist and ski paradise...
Sky resorts are not part of that 25%

The 25% are alpine ground that is not used at all.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #489
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Are there any plans to connect the Swiss A13 with Austrian A14 in the future?
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Well, if you consider all those tunnels.... but it's still long yes, but lots of current motorway constructions take a long time, look at the A9 in Wallis/Valais and the A16 in the Jura... all under construction for several years, and to be completed in like 2016.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #491
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Check it out. The entire Zürich ringroad on video.

The Zürich ringroad consists of several concurrencies, already the A1/A4 from Winterthur to the Limmattaler Kreuz, and then the A3/A4 to Verzweigung Zürich-West. This video runs from the Brüttiseller Kreuz all the way to Verzweigung Zürich-Süd.

Nice vid. The shoulders on the new parts seem quite wide for swiss motorways. I guess they will convert them to 3 lanes and small shoulder when it's necessary.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #492
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Are there any plans to connect the Swiss A13 with Austrian A14 in the future?
There were plans for Austrian S18 (super two), but it was finally declared environmentally inappropriate. Here's a Wikipedia article (in German) and it also used to have its own website, but I guess it no longer exists.
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Well, if you consider all those tunnels.... but it's still long yes, but lots of current motorway constructions take a long time, look at the A9 in Wallis/Valais and the A16 in the Jura... all under construction for several years, and to be completed in like 2016.
I guess the Swiss likes to built shit very slow, but better late than never IMO.
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There were plans for Austrian S18 (super two), but it was finally declared environmentally inappropriate. Here's a Wikipedia article (in German) and it also used to have its own website, but I guess it no longer exists.

the EU says there are some rare Birds

never saw some; but it would be really necessary fro the traffic in the region

so, Austria has to do it´s own plan to get control on the traffic.
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Here's a 10 minute, slower edition of the Zürich ringroad. So you can look at it a little better.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #496
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yeah, I wanted to say you were driving too fast...
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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #497
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Were all these pathes after the first tunnel that bumpy or is it only hard French suspension?
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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #498
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I was surprised to see quite some bad pavements in Switzerland on some motorways. The nordring Zürich had it, and the A1 between Baden and Olten had really bad pavement; old concrete, almost like old-times Poland, but less distance between the slabs.
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The common section of A1 and A2 is also bad.
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I made pics of that section!
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