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Old October 22nd, 2015, 09:41 PM   #1981
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A3/E264 repaving, 36,43-39,2km (2,77km), Deadline: November 2015 (map)

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Old October 27th, 2015, 05:30 PM   #1982
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A presentation regarding showing some planned interchanges and bridges on 1st phase of Riga's Northern highway.

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Old October 27th, 2015, 06:04 PM   #1983
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A1/E67 pavement reconstruction, 89,4-101,36km (11,96km), Cost: 10 498 082 EUR, Deadline: August 2016 (map)

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Old October 28th, 2015, 04:34 PM   #1984
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P130 pavement reconstruction, 13,95-15,3km (1,35km), Cost: 626 334 EUR, Deadline: May 2015 (map)

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Old October 29th, 2015, 01:34 AM   #1985
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The Avotu iela repaving in Riga is such an improvement. The lack of massive puddles so far when it has rained is very welcome. No more getting splashed by speeding oligarchmobiles and trolleybuses, I hope.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 03:17 PM   #1986
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P4 construction of pedestrian crossings, 9,00-9,30km (0,30km), Cost: 136 563 EUR, Deadline: November 2015 (map)

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Old November 3rd, 2015, 07:03 PM   #1987
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P4/P5 reconstruction of the intersection 9,32-9,78km (0,46km), Cost: 1 199 869 EUR, Deadline: August 2016 (map)

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Old December 13th, 2015, 04:32 PM   #1988
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Updates - 12/12/2015

1. Construction of a new pedestrian bridge over A10 next to Babīte junction. Pictures taken in Jūrmala direction.


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3. Moving on to A9. This is before the bridge over river Lielupe. Pictures taken in Rīga direction.


4. Since the end of November, traffic has been transferred to the existing renovated bridge. Temporary bridge is being demolished.


5. Works are almost complete here.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 11:30 PM   #1989
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A2 after reconstruction.

Views towards Rīga direction from P3 overpass near Garkalne.


View towards Sigulda.


The reconstructed bridge itself.

Ramps they didn't repave.. ai ja jai





Moar: http://binders.lv/lv/par_uznemumu/vi...rija/?galid=74
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Old December 18th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #1990
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A fence that acts like a guardrail? I doubt if it has the same stopping capabilities.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #1991
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That fence is to stop pedestrians crossing the road (despite the trees it's an urban area). But they should have added the guardrails too.

But the fences are never effective even at their only goal. Just a waste of money to show that we are "increasing safety". A pohazuka as the Russians would say.



A fence. But despite many pedestrians no footpaths or pedestrian bridges. In some places pedestrians have made makeshift stairs over the guardrails.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #1992
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In general that's how things get done here. We make high intensity roads. Add bus stops. And then not make any footpaths nor even crossing places to get to the bus stop for the other direction. Perhaps add a fence at the median to stop people going about their business. And then blab about how lack of respect and hi-vis jackets are at fault at our poor road safety record.

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Old December 19th, 2015, 09:03 AM   #1993
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In general that's how things get done here. We make high intensity roads. Add bus stops. And then not make any footpaths nor even crossing places to get to the bus stop for the other direction. Perhaps add a fence at the median to stop people going about their business. And then blab about how lack of respect and hi-vis jackets are at fault at our poor road safety record.

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Old December 20th, 2015, 12:34 AM   #1994
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Pedestrian blaming is pretty common in Estonia too. We are forced to wear reflectors on our clothes at night...even in cities Because 'that's how you solve the issue of people being run over'.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 01:44 PM   #1995
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Wow, I didn't know that! Here we will need to wear reflective clothing (but, unlike in Estonia, here we haven't defined what is considered reflective and how reflective should it be)

Recently we pushed for tougher requirements (hi-vis vests) for sports cyclists, because a lorry driver in full daylight had hit a cyclist AND the car that was in front. No hi-vis vests for the car though.

I suppose the cyclists should have used the hard shoulder. A paralleling low-traffic road would be even better. (And in such a case we could even upgrade the A2 to a motorway! )
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Old December 20th, 2015, 02:22 PM   #1996
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Reflective elements on clothing are important. Sure, I doubt that they are that necessary in towns where pedestrians mostly use sidewalks but in rural areas they help a lot. Especially in cases when someone is driving towards you (lights switched to low beam). These pedestrians often think that they are SO VISIBLE in they grey/black clothes and that walking on the road shoulder is limiting their rights...
Actually I don't care about some suicidal pedestrians but they can cause a lot of trouble to me. After a death/serious injury of such idiot the court decision might be not the best for you... if they used the road shoulder then I wouldn't care about reflectors at all.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 03:32 PM   #1997
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I agree that reflectors in rural areas are important, but not all the way to full hi-vis jackets.

And I hate that many rural towns don't have sidewalks on main roads.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 09:04 AM   #1998
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Well, probably there's a problem (as always) with the term "reflector". Is 1x1 cm reflecting spot on the coat considered to be a reflector? It is but actually there is no much use of it. So, probably somebody thought that reflecting jacket is no arguable thing.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 08:46 PM   #1999
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Our laws, sadly, aren't as specific as the Estonian's about what is considered reflective (how reflective it should be).

How about flashlights? Can they be seen good from the car? They have the added benefit of the pedestrian actually seeing where he's going.
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About all these reflectors. Many of these have a disadvantage - they are visible from one side. For example, you attach some hanging reflector circle but the wind turns it over and it's basically as good as your coat is. In the meantime the owner of this wonderful thing thinks that he's visible in any circumstances.

Another thing is connected to soviet time bicycle reflectors. They are crappy, really crappy. Actually they can be seen only when you see the bicycle... but it's still considered a reflector.

Flashlights could be good but somehow not many people use them.
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