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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #921
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Yes, the tunnel costed a lot, but it has already been built (it has only to be lined and paved), so it is useless to discuss now...
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Old September 14th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #922
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Video: A9 Vevey - Montreux - Martigny - Sierre

A video of around 95 kilometers length, from Vevey to the terminus in Sierre. It also features the rather spectacular downhill section of A12 near Vevey, and the passing by of Lake Geneva.

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Old September 14th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #923
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Thank you. Have you ever used one of the train shuttles? (or one ferry?)
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Old September 14th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #924
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No, I used the route via Genève and Dijon to get back to the Netherlands. This was my first time in Valais / Wallis, so I didn't used the train shuttle yet. I've been to both terminals though, in Kandersteg and Goppenstein, but on separate trips. I visited Kandersteg (and Adelboden) last year, and I visited the Lötschental this year.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #925
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what is the most chaotic town to drive through (or by) in your opinion ?
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Old September 15th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #926
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Old September 15th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #927
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what is the most chaotic town to drive through (or by) in your opinion ?
You mean in Switzerland? I've driven in virtually all cantons, and I have to say the traffic in Ticino and Romandie is slightly more chaotic than in the Deutschschweiz, but nevertheless doable.

I do not tend to drive into large cities in most countries. I have driven in Paris, but only the suburbs. I think the worst could be in Andorra or a Belgian city, as I haven't driven in a large Spanish or Italian city myself. The best cities for driving were generally in Denmark and Germany. Dutch cities are a little worse because of all the cyclists flying around and narrow roads.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #928
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ok, thanks.

I think for the city size bern and basel are a bit chaotic.

To pass Zürich now is like heaven compared to a few years ago
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Old September 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #929
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Just a thing about the freedom of choosing your means of transport.
In the case of Zürich Airport the ECJ decided that the restrictions from Germany are rightfully because the Black Forest is a touristic area. I would say that rules out any right for cars in Zermatt as well. Actually Switzerland could restrict any transport in most of the country according to this ruling.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #930
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Construction of A9 around Visp in Wallis.


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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:27 PM   #931
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A5 Yverdon - Neuchâtel - Biel/Bienne - Solothurn

A set of the entire Autoroute/Autobahn A5 from Yverdon-les-Bains to Solothurn.

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1. Approaching the A1/A5 interchange from the direction Lausanne.
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2. Additional destinations appear on the signs.
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3. Begin Autoroute A5.
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4. Distances are generally short in Switzerland.
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5. Crossing the unimpressive, but longest viaduct of Switzerland.
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6. Yverdon-Ouest.
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7. Yverdon-Ouest (West)
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8. Exit Grandson.
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9. The Jura Mountains to the left, Lake Neuchâtel to the right, although you won't see much of it until you reach Neuchâtel.
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10. Exit Grandson.
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more to come...
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:32 PM   #932
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11. La-Chaux-de-Fonds is not located on A5, but is a rather isolated town west of A5.
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12. Lake Neuchâtel.
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13. Exit Vaumarcus.
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14. A5 was mostly constructed in the 2000's to relieve the old road of through traffic. Traffic remains light though, as the A5 doesn't serve very large cities.
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15. Another great view of Lake Neuchâtel.
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16. The central section of A5 features a long sequence of tunnels. Check my earlier video of A5 for reference.
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17.
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18. Exit Bevaix-Ouest.
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19. I always have my headlights on in Switzerland because of all the tunnels. I'm not sure if it is mandatory to have headlights on 24/7 though.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:35 PM   #933
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21. Bevaix-Est.
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22. Another cut 'n cover tunnel.
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23. Notice that shoulders are quite narrow on the newer Swiss motorways.
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24. Exit Areuse.
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25. Approaching Neuchâtel. The coast of Lake Neuchâtel is rather urbanized with a string of villages and towns.
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26.
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27. Notice nearly all cars have a big CH sticker.
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28. Temporary end of motorway ahead.
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29. The speed limit drops to 60 km/h for a short substandard section.
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30. End of motorway.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:39 PM   #934
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31. Quite a difference from earlier.
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32. There are speed cameras in this area.
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33. This is obviously a temporary situation.
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34. Begin motorway again.
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35.
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36. This type of motorway signage is also used in tunnels, but is usually almost impossible to photograph from a moving vehicle.
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37. Many tunnels have an 80 km/h limit, which is slightly annoying. Frequent speed limit changes.
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38. Exit Marin.
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39. Exit Thielle.
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40. This is a major exit for eastbound traffic.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:43 PM   #935
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41. Finally some more important destinations on the signs.
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42. Exit Cornaux ahead.
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43. As you notice, this is still the "Romandie" part of Switzerland where the people speak French.
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44. Traffic is still light in this area. These pictures were taken on a monday around noon.
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45. The landscape of the Jura Mountains. Don't let those slopes fool you, these are some of the harshest motorway construction conditions.
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46. Another substandard shoulder.
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47. The motorway narrows to 2x1 lanes.
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48. Mind you, this section still has motorway status.
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49. A single-lane motorway. This feels Japanese.
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50. Exit La Neuveville.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:47 PM   #936
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51. Still motorway status.
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52. Lac de Bienne is a smaller lake north of Lake Neuchâtel.
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53. There isn't much space here.
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54. End motorway status! There is a gap until the north side of the city of Biel/Bienne.
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55. These yellow lines indicate cycling lanes, a rather new feature you didn't see much 10 years ago.
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56. Vineyards to the left.
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57. It is still kind of grade separated.
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58. An ambulance from Ticino. I wonder what they are doing way out here.
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59. Sidewalks. I assume this is how much of the old route looks like.
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60. Left-turns.
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61. Lake Bienne is just visible to the right.
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62. General 50 km/h urban limit.
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63. We accelerated a few kilometers north, passing through the city of Biel/Bienne. The A5 begins north of the city again. A long tunnel is U/C.
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64. Solothurn only 20 km now.
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65. As you've noticed, we've switched Romandie for Deutschschweiz.
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66. Exit Lengnau.
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67.
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68. Another tunnel. This is Switzerland after all.
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69. Exit Grenchen.
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70. Crossing the Aare river.
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71. Zürich about an hour away.
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72. Guess what... another tunnel, even though this area is not particularly mountainous.
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73. Solothurn-West.
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74. Solothurn is a major regional center, yet not too well-known.
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75. Solothurn-Süd.
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76. A tunnel again.
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77. Solothurn-Ost.
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78. Interchange Luterbach ahead, the terminus of A5.
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79. A typical Swiss sign.
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80. I turn south here. I've clinched northern Switzerland last year already.
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81. End of A5.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 10:32 PM   #938
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13. Exit Vaumarcus.
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Great view.

As for those cycling lanes, I think they are quite old.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #939
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My latest Switzerland video:

A drive down the Nufenenpass. The beginning of the video features footage of the view from the summit.



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As for those cycling lanes, I think they are quite old.
I've been to Switzerland a couple of times in the 1990's, but I can't remember the widespread use of them like I see them today. But then again, I wasn't that much into roads back then like I am now. Maybe a Swiss member can tell us more about the yellow cycling lanes.
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astonishingly beautiful
I dream to visit Switzerland one day and to drive in the mountains there
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