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Old November 24th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #321
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Who will be allowed to drive over it?
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Old November 24th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #322
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New bridge across the Yalu River at the border with China. The project is being funded by China.

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Who will be allowed to drive over it?
Mostly trucks. 70% of China-North Korea trade is via the current 1937 bridge.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #323
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Not really a video about roads, but this video shows about New Zealanders who ventured DPRK by motorcycle

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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #324
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Map of Wonsan-Hamhung Expressway-Currently under construction
111 Km long
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Old December 15th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #325
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Also map of the new connection between China and North Korea.
The ending on the right is connected to Expressway under construction towards PyongYang

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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #326
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The bridge is almost completed, but there is zero connecting infrastructure on the North Korean side.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #327
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You say that it would be very nice for motorization to happen in North Korea. But what would improve when all the people will be stuck in traffic jams? And then also the public transport would be stuck in traffic, many people would die in accidents, many interchanges would have to be rebuilt to make traffic flow or to make it safer.

Wouldn't it be better to simply improve the level of public transport to the level that only people in very isolated areas should use the car?

I say this because it's what happened in my country - for example, in the capital city money is being spent for countless new interchanges, new roads, but there is no money for public transport expansion - only for new vehicles and infrastructure maintenance. Population is decreasing while traffic is increasing.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #328
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Well meanwhile here in my country Finland they are downgrading roads in cities despite traffic jams (Greens, Communist transport minister, etc) and zero spending on new roads and infrastructure in general; I don't think that is smart. Good politics in Latvia.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:34 PM   #329
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I was reading the wikipedia article regarding Transport in North Korea and I found this thing very interesting:

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Unlike most countries, driving speeds are regulated by which lane a driver is in. The speed limits are 70 km/h(43 mph), 60 km/h(37 mph) and 40 km/h(24 mph) for the first, second, and third lanes from the left, respectively. Each lane is restricted to certain uses, the first lane (70 km/h) is designated for senior officials. The third lane is for average citizens; those in the third lane are not permitted to change lanes nor drive faster than the 40 km/h limit.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:37 PM   #330
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This could easily be fake...
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #331
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Yes, it can be fake. But knowing how stuff works in North Korea it wouldn't surprise me to be true.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:14 PM   #332
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Yes, it can be fake. But knowing how stuff works in North Korea it wouldn't surprise me to be true.
Of course but basing on what you have just wrote, party officials could also turn around, drive againt the traffic flow, or basically just do whatever they want till they are in the favour of the Supreme Commander and Leader Kim Jong-un. But I'm starting to be terribly off-topic... Sorry about that...
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:34 PM   #333
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Moscow Roads were designated like that for road users until the 1990s , not just an NK thing.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #334
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Video taken from Space of North and South Korea



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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:12 PM   #335
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Yeah, Moscow had it special very wide areas with green lines for senior party officials in every main prospekt.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:49 AM   #336
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Yes, it can be fake. But knowing how stuff works in North Korea it wouldn't surprise me to be true.
The source of the wiki is better
http://newfocusintl.com/driving-in-north-korea/

Picture looks authentic, and with the stupid looking "4" typical to NK only

That said, what NK'er has a car to drive? It's just apparatchiks and apparatchiks, and the occasional worker with his poorly made imitation of a GAZ-51 powered by wood gas generator, which is probably not even able to reach 40 km/h...
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Old February 26th, 2014, 07:23 AM   #337
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You say that it would be very nice for motorization to happen in North Korea. But what would improve when all the people will be stuck in traffic jams? And then also the public transport would be stuck in traffic, many people would die in accidents, many interchanges would have to be rebuilt to make traffic flow or to make it safer.

Wouldn't it be better to simply improve the level of public transport to the level that only people in very isolated areas should use the car?

I say this because it's what happened in my country - for example, in the capital city money is being spent for countless new interchanges, new roads, but there is no money for public transport expansion - only for new vehicles and infrastructure maintenance. Population is decreasing while traffic is increasing.
exactly what happened to the US in the 1960's, and to a certain extent still occurring in many US cities. (Chicago is actually still losing population to this day)

Welcome to the world of suburbanization!
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exactly what happened to the US in the 1960's, and to a certain extent still occurring in many US cities. (Chicago is actually still losing population to this day)

Welcome to the world of suburbanization!
Which is amazing, BTW. The people, having the ability to leave, choose to do so freely, improving their quality of life and thus we should be happy...
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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #340
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Is there really a lot of traffic jams and vehicular congestion in the Baltics to begin with?

Because if there isn't, then I don't think it's a cause for concern.

Kinda like the Reykjavik, Iceland situation. It's the most car-oriented place in all of Scandinavia/Nordic region........but I don't think it's a major problem....

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Hang on a sec

You kinda lost me there. Care to explain more on that.....

Oh and what you said regarding North Korea:

Vehicular traffic congestion should be the least of their concerns. A more pressing concern would be the poverty situation of majority of the citizens there..........and I mean those who can barely eat three meals a day.
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