UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
No, nothing to do with Denmark
I was just reflecting on the fact that I unfortunately spend most of my driving time during the week clogged up in traffic jams, thanks to the inaptitude of Dublin City Council's traffic management policies.
How is it over in your hometown ?
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USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
Not too bad really...leaving town to the south on US 36, there's always a delay because of the very steep and lengthy hill that leads out of town and to the rest of metro Denver, and that always slows traffic down and causes backups...in town it's not bad at all except after football games, in which case it's gridlock for hours, but fortunately that's only about 6 days a year...
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Maybe the Dublin traffic management under estimated the amount of cars on the road.
I was actually thinking this afternoon how clogged the roads were, not so much that the traffic was stopped but how far I have to travel to and from work each day. about 64km round trip in heavy traffic. There should be an incentive for people to live closer to work so that the roads would be less clogged.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
Antibes was MENTAL this weekend, as it was a 4-day weekend, plus Cannes Film Festival is on. The Route De Grasse, that goes up to the A8 highway on-ramp was backed up for over 2 km on Sunday evening (I was going the other way), and I believe the highway itself was jammed solid.
OYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
CPH is terrible in the mornings.. I still wonder why so many people drive their car to CPH, when they know that they are gonna have problems with traffic jams and so on.
CPH has a great public transportation system that more people should use.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14674 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
Most of the European cities were pretty much destroyed during WW2. After WW2, the cities got rebuilt with modern traffic in mind. Dublin, being the capital of a neutral country in WW2, never suffered this fate, it is essentially still a Victorian / Edwardian city. As a result they are still using the same narrow streets which were originally designed for horse carriages.