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Old June 16th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #14261
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The Italian A1 alone is longer than all avtoceste and hitraceste combined
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And much more expensive
Of course, who would pay for driving on a 'motorway' with pavement from 1930s?
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #14262
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I found this one funny

Final solution for the Netherlands:

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Old June 17th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #14263
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Old June 17th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #14264
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We Dutch are crazy
I totally agree with that
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Old June 17th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #14265
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Crazy accident in Portogruaro, Italy, few days ago:

































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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #14266
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Not far from there, a couple of months ago, happened almost the same: a Volvo's driver was late for friday night clubbing so he tried to overtake in the middle of an incomplete roundabout (was being rebuilt).

The car took off and landed exactly against a pillar meant to keep up the upper floor's deck.
No pillar = no deck part of the building collapsed, luckily it was abandoned...

They all got out of the rubble; even before the Police arrived, the two passenger girls jumped into a friend's car, not to flee the scene, but... because they had to make it to the club anyway
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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #14267
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No, fico means only fig or cool. The curse word ends in -a.
Btw there is a village called Figa in Southern Slovakia -

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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #14268
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Accident in Arad, Romania (exact location) this morning at 5 a.m. It looks like the driver was speeding and he lost control of his car. 3 people inside the car were injured, but not critical.




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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #14269
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Not far from there, a couple of months ago, happened almost the same: a Volvo's driver was late for friday night clubbing so he tried to overtake in the middle of an incomplete roundabout (was being rebuilt).

The car took off and landed exactly against a pillar meant to keep up the upper floor's deck.
No pillar = no deck part of the building collapsed, luckily it was abandoned...

They all got out of the rubble; even before the Police arrived, the two passenger girls jumped into a friend's car, not to flee the scene, but... because they had to make it to the club anyway
In the case I posted the pics, the 3 girls in the car were returning from a party that was only 100 meters before that column. They were all very drunk and now are in the local hospital in bad conditions.
If there were pedestrians around, it could be a massacre.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #14270
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I was looking for locations at gmaps arround San Juan de Alicante and I found this...



...I never know that the San Juan Tunnel was 3+2...

P.S.: Yep, it's a render error...
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Old June 17th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #14271
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That's a really weird render error, almost seems like some kind of easter egg.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #14272
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If you don't want to search it's here.

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The Italian A1 alone is longer than all avtoceste and hitraceste combined
The same with Spanish AP-7. And I know the A-23 is already longer than the A-3 .
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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #14273
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Of course, who would pay for driving on a 'motorway' with pavement from 1930s?
And who, outside Slovenia, said that it was motorway?
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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #14274
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I think it might be an Easter Egg. Look at the lightning pole between the two carriageways... that pole wasn't copied, but it looks very natural there. Also, the shadows from the poles look ok, and the white-red barrier wasn't copied.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #14275
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The left lane marker does look a bit weird. Is a lot vaguer than the rest

Laziness in The Netherlands: the green ribbon is for bats, so they know how to fly. There used to be a lot of trees here. But the works on the A4 progress and the slope for the bicycle bridge becme higher and higher. So what did they do with the ribbon?




They buried it


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Old June 17th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #14276
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And who, outside Slovenia, said that it was motorway?
It wasn't? That means we had way more motorways.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #14277
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Some weird kind of intersections I found googling around, some are interesting.

They all come from this parent site:
http://www.alternativeintersections.org/


1) The Diverging Diamond
http://www.divergingdiamondinterchan...9d4293f4eb.jpg




Well, it keeps the compact shape of the Diamond but improves it by reducing the conflict points.
I'm not sure that introducing a double crossing helps traffic flow, but probably this design shows its advantage in those diamonds where most of the traffic has to turn left.

2) The Continuous Flow Intersection
http://www.continuousflowintersections.org/





Yep, it makes sense, but I think it eats up a lot of land.

3) The ThrU-Turn
http://thruturnintersections.org/


Nothing particularly innovative in Europe, since many roundabouts are used as loops to avoid building complete free-flow interchanges.
And that, I have to say, is something I consider an extremely poor design solution, mainly because roundabouts need space and almost no one knows how to properly turn inside them.

So, opinions?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #14278
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USA is doing well in make better road intersections: better diamonds and better roundabouts. Well done.
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I said intersections but nothing about freeways and roads.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 02:29 AM   #14279
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Some weird kind of intersections I found googling around, some are interesting.
You missed this one.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #14280
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The DDI was invented in Europe, this one in Paris has been around since at least 2002. It was not widely implemented though.
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