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Old September 5th, 2010, 05:03 AM   #901
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^ You missed the source of the Rhone.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #902
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But it is dying, this photo was taken in 1985, today is shorter

http://www.swisseduc.ch/glaciers/alp...r-en.html?id=0
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Old September 5th, 2010, 10:56 AM   #903
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Yep, it's a south-facing glacier. Those are melting the fastest. Around 1850, it reached the village of Gletsch, at 1800 m altitude, now it's closer to 2350 m altitude, you can barely see it from the pass (just a tiny glimpse). I once went to the Oberer Grindelwald Glacier, the tongue of that glacier was at just 1500 m altitude. It's a north-facing glacier, hence it receives less sunshine.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #904
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It IS a problem: is obliges you to pay a rail fare to a mode of transportation you otherwise wouldn't use. It restricts the right of free movement of European citizens. Such schemes should be banned as an human rights issue.
You are exaggerating a lot. If you don't want to get a train.

a)Don't go there.

b)Walk.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #905
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He can also bike there, skate, jog, jump or even ski, provided it's winter. The city is banning only one mode of transportation, there are hundreds more available.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #906
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A12 Bern - Fribourg - Vevey

A photo set from the Swiss A12, from Bern to Vevey on Lake Geneva. The descent in the last few kilometers is quite spectacular.

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Old September 5th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #907
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Rossens always reminded me of Roseanne.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #908
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In my opinion, a car-free town or city center should be in walking distance of an accessible parking spot. Zermatt is still 6 km from the end of the road in Täsch (been there a few days ago), which requires a train ride to the town.
Here in the USA, there are two places that I know of (there may be more) where cars are either totally prohibited or severely restricted, both are touristy islands (Mackinac Island in Michigan and Santa Catalina Island in California). On Mackinac Island, it is horses and bicycles only (some emergency services and road maintenance motor vehicles are allowed) and on Santa Catalina, it is mainly electric golf carts, bicycles and the very strictly limited number of actual private motor vehicles.

In both instances, ample parking is available at the landside ferry terminals.

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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #909
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Old September 7th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #910
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A12 Bern - Fribourg - Vevey
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Is it just me or is the old font more easily readable than new one? Yes, the new font looks better and more modern, but I can find and read a particular word faster with old font.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #911
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The first video of my Swiss video footage stockpile from September 2010.

A5 Neuchâtel

A rather peculiar section of motorway, which has a short 2x2, grade separated, 60 km/h non-motorway section. It travels through the city of Neuchâtel and surroundings, and features a large number of tunnels.

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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #912
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Thank you. A tunnel is under construction to replace the non-motorway section (search for "Tunnel de Serrières" in the recent past posts).
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Old September 11th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #913
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Is it just me or is the old font more easily readable than new one? Yes, the new font looks better and more modern, but I can find and read a particular word faster with old font.
Good point; I agree. The crucial difference seems to be in letterspacing. If only they had kept letterspacing in the new font as wide as it was previously, signs would be just as legible or even better.

And judging by Chris's video, the condensed version should perhaps be used more sparingly.

One thing about the video; sorry if that's been covered already. There are an awful lot of electronic displays on the gantries -- some larger, some smaller. What are they used for? And is it somehow connected to the fact that there are "traffic lights ahead" warning signs all around?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #914
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I think the A5 under Neuchâtel is one of the coolest Swiss motorways. Plenty of tunnels/galleries and a lot of exits for the city makes it sort of 'cosmopolitan', even though the city isn't big.
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One thing about the video; sorry if that's been covered already. There are an awful lot of electronic displays on the gantries -- some larger, some smaller. What are they used for? And is it somehow connected to the fact that there are "traffic lights ahead" warning signs all around?
All tunnels have gates and can be closed in case of saturation, breakdowns or accidents. If that happens, traffic is restricted and regulated via traffic lights and overhead electronic displays warn you for that in advance. I think it's a standard system implemented at every tunnel in Switzerland. I don't think you'll ever find a traffic jam on A5.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #916
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I think the A5 under Neuchâtel is one of the coolest Swiss motorways. Plenty of tunnels/galleries and a lot of exits for the city makes it sort of 'cosmopolitan', even though the city isn't big.
true i call such a motorways "need for speed motorways" because they remind me on NFS routes
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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #917
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48. That mountain is in Liechtenstein.
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Here the opposite view, from the top of this mountain to the A13 highway (A3 at bottom right):


Sarganserland Interchange at the bottom.

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About the video:
The small non-motorway section is quite strange. I wonder why they didn't at least sign it as a motorroad (Autostrasse). Or can slow vehicles and bikes ride on it?
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It's the only acces to this small industrial-commercial area.
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It's the only acces to this small industrial-commercial area.
Wouldn't it be much more useful to just build a underpass from Rue du Clos de Serrieres to the industrial area?
This 800m tunnels looks like a way too expensive project for the little use it will bring.
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