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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #10181
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maybe things like this should be installed at onramps everywhere:
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #10182
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Las Vegas by night:
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #10183
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Wow, at the drugged Swiss guy and at the Las Vegas picutre
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Old May 30th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #10184
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Bizarre weather in the Netherlands;

Yesterday: 17 C
Today: 30 C
Tomorrow: 14 C
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Old May 30th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #10185
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Wow. Some days ago I saw on the weather thread at Skybar that Chicago was going from 9ºC to 33ºC in five days, but that is
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Old May 30th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #10186
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Almost the same here Chriss and T-storms for tonight
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Old May 30th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #10187
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Yeah, crazy weather here in Prague as well, today up to 26°C, on Tue 27°C, on Wed 14°C, Thu 20°C, Fri 24°C - Wednesday seems like a statistical error
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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #10188
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Bad results for local elections in Italy. A populist mayor is likely to be elected as Milano mayor, which can put in jeopardize many urban (road) tunnels and underground parking schemes. One of the most friendly roadworks party has suffered several defeats in many cities.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #10189
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What you call bad results, I call "triumph".
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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #10190
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That depends on your political point of view of course

I don't think traffic issues are the #1 reason to vote for a certain party for most people.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #10191
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ChrisZwolle is right, even if when it comes to elect the mayor of a major (no pun intended) city one of the biggest issues on the table is traffic.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #10192
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Leticia Moratti did a good job at least. They repaved many of Milano's avenues and streets that were in bad shape, and they stopped short of expanding the insidious Ecopass as some wanted.

For me, I good Milano mayor (I moved out there in 2009) would reopen night traffic on the Renato Serra elevated expressway, and also build at least 10.000 underground parking spaces on the central area. Moreover, they should go back to the 39.000 parking space requirements for the Milano City Life project.

Other good measures would be get rid of some barely used bus lanes that makes traffic difficult around the medieval city belt.

Ok, I will stop, I'm getting too local.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #10193
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Of course this is a road forum, and for what concerns roads Suburbanist may be right (even if it's not so black and white).
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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #10194
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Noise barrier illumination on A8 near Wroclaw in Poland.

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Old May 31st, 2011, 01:04 AM   #10195
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I was looking on a photo album on the net called Missouri city walloped by deadly tornado (click the link for pictures with a destroyed town ) and I spotted an interesting picture for a road-geek:

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Apart from the disaster I spotted an interesting thing: how do you use a road like that? I mean, in the middle there is an entire lane marked with yellow countinous line and dashed lines on the inside. Is it for the use of those that go on the main road and want to take a left-turn without disturbing the traffic on their lane while they wait for the traffic from the other direction to clear, or is it for those that are exiting from a minor street for yielding only one direction at a time?
Actually, it is generally for both. I'm not sure if all jurisdictions in North America officially allow the 2nd maneuver (turning left from a driveway and yielding to just one direction at a time), but many do, and it is often used like this. In fact, in my case, it is often impossible to make a left turn from where I live to the street without doing this (essentially a private road intersecting with a 7-lane main street). You still have to be really careful to make sure that no one coming from the right is entering that lane at the same time, so you still have to look both ways .

An example of me doing it during a fairly busy time (beginning of the video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv0kxyjrmc4

This type of lane is pretty much the norm in both the US and Canada - it exists almost everywhere. One must be very careful when using those, however, as sometimes they are found on relatively high-speed streets (60-70 km/h) and a head-on collision is a possibility if one is not careful. A few years ago my parents witnessed a head-on collision in a lane like this right near my house (we live on a street that has such a lane).
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:22 PM   #10196
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Today an electric race Tallinn - Monte-Carlo began with the 1st stage held in Tallinn. Prince Albert II opened the race and also took part in the 1st stage of the race in an electric Volga. Also check: www.electricrace.eu .

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Prince Albert II


One of 2 Teslas





The electric Volga was built in Estonia.


This one was also made in Estonia.


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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:36 PM   #10197
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Police from Romania visits Rēzekne town in Latvia.
Take a look at this ones taken last week in Hungary:

Romanian and Hungarian police cars:



Old Hungarian police car:



Romanian, Hungarian and Slovak police cars:



Bosnian (unmarked), Slovak and Hungarian police cars:

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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:47 PM   #10198
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Are they also coming to Rēzekne?
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:51 PM   #10199
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Are they also coming to Rēzekne?
I guess not...
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