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Old August 4th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #241
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Is it true ALAND only has 1 traffic light on the entire island?
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #242
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That's not that rare. Mariehamm isn't that big a city and why would you need it anywhere else?

I'm quite sure that the entire area north of Rovaniemi in Finland will also be traffic light free...
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #243
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #244
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #245
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I think this thread can be merged with the Finnish one. No need for a dedicated thread for an island. Then we could just as well have "Expressways on Gotland" (there are none :P) or "Expressways on Bornholm".

If this thread happens to remain, please change the topic to "[ÅLAND] Expressways in Åland • Åländska vägar • Pikateillä Ahvenanmaalla" at least.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #246
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...and put the real oval of Aland in the brackets [AX]
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Old August 4th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #247
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I'm in favor of merging it with the Finnish thread as well. Åland has no expressways and threads about these mini islands or countries tend to die out soon if nobody maintains it.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #248
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I agree too
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Old August 4th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #249
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Expressway on the island of Bornholm, ja that would be the happening of the year in DK.
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I think this thread can be merged with the Finnish one. No need for a dedicated thread for an island. Then we could just as well have "Expressways on Gotland" (there are none :P) or "Expressways on Bornholm".

If this thread happens to remain, please change the topic to "[ÅLAND] Expressways in Åland • Åländska vägar • Pikateillä Ahvenanmaalla" at least.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #250
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I think this thread can be merged with the Finnish one. No need for a dedicated thread for an island. Then we could just as well have "Expressways on Gotland" (there are none :P) or "Expressways on Bornholm".
Åland is not one island, but an autonomous province consisting of 6757 islands of which 60 are populated ones. The map shows the extent of the Finnish territorial waters in purple dashed line, and the internal border between Åland and the Finnish mainland in black one.

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Old August 5th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #251
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I'm quite sure that the entire area north of Rovaniemi in Finland will also be traffic light free...
There are traffic lights at least in Kemijärvi and Sodankylä.
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Its possible Aland might not have any traffic lights because most 4-way intersections are roundabouts
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Beginning of Aland route 3







































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Is it true ALAND only has 1 traffic light on the entire island?
Not it is not. There are traffic lights in at least two places in the heart of the city of Mariehamn...

It is good to know that the population of the whole province of Åland is 28000 only, and the capital Mariehamn is an insignificant town of 11000 inhabitants. As the traffic volumes are low, heavy arrangements are not needed. Many of the Finnish towns of the same size have no traffic lights at all.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #255
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How come the road markings look Swedish instead of Finish?
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Old August 5th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #256
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How come the road markings look Swedish instead of Finish?
Åland is an autonomous area having their own road administration. They can use any marking scheme they want.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #257
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It seems to me that they haven't really decided on which system to use...

Approaching a roundabout from one direction and from another.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #258
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It seems to me that they haven't really decided on which system to use...

Approaching a roundabout from one direction and from another.
They have rather a new legislation about road signs and markings, from year 2005. The road sign act does not specify fonts and positions of graphical elements and other similar stuff, but the guidance is given at the lower administration level. The pre-2005 signs are valid (with some exceptions) until the end of their lifecycle. The new system has adopted elements both from mainland Finland and Sweden.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #260
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Some aerial photos of Ring 3 in Helsinki.
Those photos present the recently completed work to upgrade the road. Your post is missing one the most crucial element, the Kalliosola exit #41 on E18:

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This exit replaced three traffic lights, which were severe bottlenecks, with those ones killing the Vantaankoski junction #39A of E18 and 3/E12.

The Vantaankoski junction was totally rebuilt to a free-flow one. Because of space constraints the westbound ramps of the exit #39B were removed, and the route between the Ring 3 and the road 130 (ex 3) was restored by building a new road to the new Myllymäki exit #38.
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