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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #141
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130 seems reasonable there. We have motorways in such settings with a 100km/h limit.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #142
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But its shiny and everything,it should be at least 230...
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #143
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This is unbelievable too:
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3...img2377fn6.jpg
speed limit is 130...
khm, this is a prove that too shiny things can have negative effect. i would really like to hear Radi commenting this. is he finally about to say that Struma crash barriers are not the shinest thing in the world, or is he gonna admit that too shiny things can be bad? i think we have him in chess-mat position now!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #144
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There are 2 other similar pics in my possession. Do you want to see them?

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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #145
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why is it so unusualy calm here today?
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Old November 16th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #146
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Hm,...maybe because Radi will post some pictures of the Struma motorway and the anticipation is building up? In the last days he said he would be going to Bulgaria very soon.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #147
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We're all anxiously waiting for new Struma pictures.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #148
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Does your city/area/country use expressways for other things?

Does your city, state, or country use their Interstates, expressways, motorways, and other major roads for things other than moving people? For instance, There are basketball courts underneath the elevated Interstate in Wilmington. In nearby Newport, a skate park was built underneath an expressway. Across the state line, in Philadelphia, an Interstate was covered over, and a park was built on top.

Does the land above or below your roads get used for anything else?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #149
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Yeah, under the A8 in Zaandam (just north of Amsterdam), an Albert Heijn supermarket has been build. The roof of the supermarket is the motorway.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #150
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In Ljubljana, Slovenia, tennis court was built on top of cut-and-cover of motorway junction and also future motorway, currently under construction. Also railway station is also over that junction.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #151
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" No, My hometown doesn't. Thank God! "
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Old December 11th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #152
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Well,the motorways/expressways around Budapest are sometimes used as parking lots...but only in case of a traffic jam. We dont use them for anything else.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #153
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Some parts of the Swiss motorway network were designed to be used as emergency take off/landing runways for combat jets, but of course never used in a war situation.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #154
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In Ljubljana, Slovenia, tennis court was built on top of cut-and-cover of motorway junction and also future motorway, currently under construction. Also railway station is also over that junction.
I was always wondering what that is when I was travelling through slovenia, especially because after this tunnel Lubljana suddenly ends, you are in the middle of town with trafficlights etc, go through this tunnel and on the other side it is like you´ve never been in a town, this always was strange to me. your townroads are extremly good mates, very very smooth asphalt there.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #155
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There is a parking lot and a caffe-bar on top of an underpass, in Split.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #156
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Well,the motorways/expressways around Budapest are sometimes used as parking lots...but only in case of a traffic jam. We dont use them for anything else.

That got a good laugh out of me.



Austin has a parking lot under Interstate 35 between 6th and 7th streets. It used to be free but now they charge $5-7 for parking.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #157
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Per hour?

The most expensive parking lot in the Netherlands is in Amsterdam, about 8 bucks an hour.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #158
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Hartford is worse. I know of a few parking lots that pay $20/hr.

Although we are a small city, we are on the top 10 most expensive cities in the US for parking.



Anyway, we have a park, named the Riverfront Recapture, above I-91 downtown.



There are also some parking lots below I-84's elevated section.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #159
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20 dollars per hour is nuts, i don't even think most people earn that per hour, after FICA taxes are subtracted.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #160
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There are some that are actually that high, if believable. The central parking spots are insane, however if you get out of downtown, you could go as cheap as $4/hr.

A lot of the corporate parking lots are really expensive....high parking costs actually caused MetLife (a company here) to move their operations to the suburbs, where there was free parking.

Anyway, most people who actually park all the time downtown use passes for the whole month, that would cost like $200-$300. Until I started taking the bus downtown, I spent $230/mo on parking alone.
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