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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #1161
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None, but I was referring to the other measures to reduce traffic/emissions. The Netherlands in that way is actually a good reference, because we used to have among the worst air quality in Europe, mainly due the large industries in neighboring countries.

I also wonder about those maps, I find it a bit weird that those motorways have concentrations that are consistently above the limit, while those in the Netherlands do not, and they do carry a lot more traffic (each of the 4 large cities in the Netherlands have motorway sections with more than 200.000 vehicles per day), plus we have more sources of PM10 of other countries and the North Sea.

It wouldn't surprise me if sand, salt and studded tires may be a significant factor, because regular motor vehicle traffic emissions alone cannot explain why there are so many sections where PM10 concentrations are above the limits. Which means solutions are to be found in those areas, not by cash-cowing motorists and further obstruction of mobility.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #1162
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None, but I was referring to the other measures to reduce traffic/emissions. The Netherlands in that way is actually a good reference, because we used to have among the worst air quality in Europe, mainly due the large industries in neighboring countries.

I also wonder about those maps, I find it a bit weird that those motorways have concentrations that are consistently above the limit, while those in the Netherlands do not, and they do carry a lot more traffic (each of the 4 large cities in the Netherlands have motorway sections with more than 200.000 vehicles per day), plus we have more sources of PM10 of other countries and the North Sea.

It wouldn't surprise me if sand, salt and studded tires may be a significant factor, because regular motor vehicle traffic emissions alone cannot explain why there are so many sections where PM10 concentrations are above the limits. Which means solutions are to be found in those areas, not by cash-cowing motorists and further obstruction of mobility.
I doubt the concentrations are consistently above the limit. Don't know the rules for motorways, but for city streets the EU-regulations states that concentrations can only be exceeded 35 days of the year. On Hornsgatan the concentrations were exceeded 44 days last year.

The use of studded tyres in Stockholm has gone down from just over 70% in 2009 to around 65% in 2011. Interestingly enough, it's still over 30% on Hornsgatan, where they are banned.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #1163
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A documentary about E4 Sundsvall, in Swedish though. I have posted info about this project earlier here.


by Trafikverket

Also, another visualisation clip where the new motorway will meet the current one.


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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #1164
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http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/pressro...elaeggs-733166

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Utbyggnaden av trafikplats Spillepengen tidigareläggs
2012-02-15 14:22
Malmö 2012 02 15

Trafikplats Spillepeng har en växande strategisk betydelse för trafikhanteringen i Malmö, både vad gäller godstrafiken till nybyggda Norra Hamnen och Inre Ringvägens förmåga att avlasta trafiken inne i Malmö. För att snabbare öka kapaciteten och samtidigt undvika att få detta projekt att sammanfalla med ombyggnaden av fyra spår på stambanan tidigareläggs nu arbetet. En ny trafikkarusell kan stå klar redan 2015.

Spillepengen är en viktig trafikplats för Malmö hamn, vilket gör att det finns ett stort nationellt, regionalt och lokalt intresse för att bygga ut den. Inte minst finns det ett kommersiellt intresse för Norra Hamnen och CMP:s hamnverksamhet med bättre kvalitet på tillfartsvägarna. En förbättrad trafikplats innebär också bättre förutsättningar för utbyggnaden av Malmö som stad. Tidigareläggandet innebär även att Spillepengen kommer att vara redo för full trafik när trafikplats Alnarp till följd av 4-spårsutbyggnaden måste stängas ned.

När trafikplats Spillepengen är klar kommer den att se ut ungefär som trafikplats Sege gör i dag.

Utbyggnaden, som är tänkt att påbörjas nästa år, planeras att vara klar 2015.

– Trafikplats Spillepeng utgör idag ett nålsöga med tidvis köbildning och hinder för nyttig godstrafik och för västkusttrafikens förmåga att ta sig vidare ut på Inre Ringvägen. Med växande godstrafik och våra utmaningar att hålla onödig biltrafik borta från de centrala områdena är det mycket glädjande att vi och Trafikverket är helt överens om att detta är en av de mest motiverade tidigareläggningarna i hela Sverige, säger Anders Rubin (S), kommunalråd och tekniska nämndens ordförande.
Västkustvägen will be built as a bridge over Inre ringvägen and ramps attached. The road is heavily used during rush hour and many of the vehicles are trucks going to the harbour. With the harbour expansion it was needed. Only thing now missing is 3+3 on E6 tpl Löddeköpinge-Alnarp and on E22.01 (Stockholmsvägen) tpl Kronetorp-end.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #1165
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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #1166
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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #1167
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How's the highway speed limit in Sweden now? I remember discussions about lifting it up to 120 kmph in some areas.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #1168
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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1169
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How's the highway speed limit in Sweden now? I remember discussions about lifting it up to 120 kmph in some areas.
It's still 110 kmph
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Old April 6th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #1170
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It's still 110 kmph
Ergh... so I'll be battling boredom & sleep again...
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Old April 6th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #1171
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Wrong. The highest speed limit for motorways is 120km/h. The highest speedlimit for undivided 2-lane roads is 100km/h.

Evidence for motorways

Evidence for highways/undivided 2-lane roads
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Old April 6th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1172
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Wrong. The highest speed limit for motorways is 120km/h. The highest speedlimit for undivided 2-lane roads is 100km/h.

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Evidence for highways/undivided 2-lane roads
Ok

I haven't seen any 120 speed limit myself though.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #1173
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I haven't seen any 120 speed limit myself though.
There are a few stretches with 120km/h, but most of the existing motorways are still 110km/h.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #1174
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Very nice pics of your roadtrip, licenseplateman! You could open a new online map- and travel information search service.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #1175
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There are a few stretches with 120km/h, but most of the existing motorways are still 110km/h.
I'm glad the stretch E4 Linköping-Mjölby has the 120km/h limit and not 110km/h
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Old April 6th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #1176
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I'm glad the stretch E4 Linköping-Mjölby has the 120km/h limit and not 110km/h
I wish they would raise it to 130 km/h or try "fri fart" (no limit). It's an ideal stretch for testing just that.
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I wish they would raise it to 130 km/h or try "fri fart" (no limit). It's an ideal stretch for testing just that.
Well, most people already drive at the speed of 130km/h and this evening I just saw an Audi passing by in probably 180km/h. This 10km/h increase is very notable.

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Old April 8th, 2012, 01:45 AM   #1178
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Indeed. Is that pic taken at the Mantorp exit, going north on the E4 towards Linköping?
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Old April 8th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #1179
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Indeed. Is that pic taken at the Mantorp exit, going north on the E4 towards Linköping?
Yes, it's about 1km after the E4 entrance nr 110 at Mantorp.

I think the speed limit is ok. I wouldn't protest about increasing it to 130km/h but I have been using this strech regularly since I got my driver's license in 1988 and I have noticed that the pace of traffic is a lot higher now, which means more overspeeding cars.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #1180
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Yes, it's about 1km after the E4 entrance nr 110 at Mantorp.

I think the speed limit is ok. I wouldn't protest about increasing it to 130km/h but I have been using this strech regularly since I got my driver's license in 1988 and I have noticed that the pace of traffic is a lot higher now, which means more overspeeding cars.
I can agree with that observation, seeing how I've travelled Linköping-Mjölby many times. But it's first now that I have a driver's license that I really can "feel" it. It's a definitely a constrast compared to going north towards Norrköping.
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