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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:29 PM   #9501
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I drove like that once, it was funny. :P But I cleared all windows.
i also foud it funny, but from this year we have new law which strictly forbids that, so no more fun
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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:31 PM   #9502
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It might be funny, but... you have poor visibility and all the snow is going into the windscreen of the car behind, which leads to poor visibility to the car(s) behind also.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:37 PM   #9503
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Here's a roadside rest area

Location: A50 just north of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
source: https://beeldbank.rws.nl, Rijkswaterstaat / Joop van Houdt.
I have no idea why we keep OT here in The roadside rest area thread!!!



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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:56 PM   #9504
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Here's a roadside rest area

Location: A50 just north of Eindhoven, the Netherlands

source: https://beeldbank.rws.nl, Rijkswaterstaat / Joop van Houdt.
I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I don't get why you posted that .

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Is there a service area in the other direction.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 12:52 PM   #9505
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Well, I must say Solún is even more interesting than Salonic.
Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian etc. also have Solun. http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solun
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:11 PM   #9506
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Is it Rhynern in Germany? :-)
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:32 PM   #9507
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Yep, looks like it.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:46 PM   #9508
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"Veľké odpočívadlo v Nemecku" - Big rest area in Germany

http://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odpo%C4...ADvadlo_(cesta)
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A2 near Hamm

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Old February 1st, 2011, 08:28 PM   #9510
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That looks dangerous , i wouldn't want to be on that train....



Its rare and not really liked.... Chicago , LA , Dallas , Seattle , Portland , Bus Rapid Transit is preferred for Highway ROW. Here in the Northeast only 2 lines run in Highway ROW , they are the JFK Airtrain , and Dulles Metrorail. Out of the 19,000 proposed / planned Northeastern Rail / Transit restoration and expansion project only 50 miles more with be in Highway ROW. Mostly for Intercity / HSR approaches... We are also ripping up a few highways and replacing them with narrowed boulevards / BRT or Light Rail. In some Cities like Boston or DC outside of the core the Rapid Transit lines sometimes share Regional Rail ROW , its a cheaper way of expanding the system to the denser areas of the city without spending alot. Here in the NYC-Philly metros we use abandoned Freight lines for new Regional / Rapid Rail lines.....it saves us a ton and serves the denser areas.

Also, SEPTA's Market-Frankford line (Blue Line) in Philadelphia is in the middle of I-95 for a stretch - there's at least one station (Spring Garden) that's between the two roadways.
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High-speed ambulance drive in the Netherlands.



Note how the lack of shoulders, the large amount of raised median dividers and the number of non-functional curbs pose problems for emergency services.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:00 PM   #9512
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Love the video! And I especially find it cool how the driver has meticulously put the sunglasses on before starting to drive.

BTW: what's the narrow road on the right for? Is it for bikes?
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Nearly all major roads in the Netherlands have separate bicycling facilities. Even in areas where bicycle usage is low. It's not uncommon for a municipality to spend € 500.000 - 1.500.000 for a bicycle path for less than 100 cyclists per day.
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And I especially find it cool how the driver has meticulously put the sunglasses on before starting to drive.
That was funny But that traffic is way lower than on our roads and ambulances have many problems here with drivers that are not thinking that the ambulance may go after a relative of them. People are quite ignorant.

@chris: after I watched that video I saw a another similar one from NL. I noticed that at 0:40 the driver entered the motorway from a small road with a remote-controlled barrier. What is that?

PS: the horn sounds like a song
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:35 PM   #9515
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Can anyone find a video of someone overtaking an ambulance? I'd like to see that stupidity.
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I know better video from Bratislava. Car can overtake another car really easy but can trolley bus (here they call them "trams") overtake another trolley bus on the same track?

Everything is possible

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Even in areas where bicycle usage is low. It's not uncommon for a municipality to spend € 500.000 - 1.500.000 for a bicycle path for less than 100 cyclists per day.
Safety has its price.
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Safety has its price.
It seems that no price is too high for the Netherlands in that case. Dutch people are among the best insured in the world, and large sums of money are spent on road safety projects. Unfortunately, these are all downgrade projects. No country in Europe has such low speed limits for rural roads (60 km/h) only a few hundred km of road in each province have a rural 80 km/h limit today (usually only the roads with an N-xxx number). Unnumbered rural roads almost always have a 60 km/h limit.
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Unfortunately, these are all downgrade projects. .
I dont think that it is bad. The downgrade and narrow roads really work much better when enforcing the speed limits than any boards, radars etc. At least for me. When in Czech republic I found myself many times speeding in the village area just because I did not feel the limit from the road, forgot to check myself and did not have the feeling of people living nearby. With wide road without naturall speed limit design it is easy to drive 70 km/h without feeling it, while on the same road in the Netherlands I would stay at 50 km/h.

Neverthless for the areas outside settlements, without motorway alternative, the roads shouldnt be downgraded, I agree.
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Nearly all major roads in the Netherlands have separate bicycling facilities. Even in areas where bicycle usage is low. It's not uncommon for a municipality to spend € 500.000 - 1.500.000 for a bicycle path for less than 100 cyclists per day.
Thanks. That is something we should consider. But for rural traffic (that is carts and tractors).
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