Fremantle Councils Ideology Over World Reality

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Looks like Hollands building roads this has 8 lanes and a double stacked tunnel

Mayor road projects around the world to ease congestion, make transport more efficient.

Listening in council the other night you would think the Barnett government is the only one in the world building new road networks for private transport, good and services etc. Sadly again the political beast of fremantle Council roared again, with politics put before what’s best for the average rate payer. I suppose the video camera for the some political media group helped.

Quote, from Fremantle councillor Strachan, “I’m very committed too not building more roads because they do cause more congestion, they do not relieve congestion, it is an internationally acknowledged fact in the western world.” Seriously? (An international recognized fact in the western world, the international side has become has really shrunk, I thought international was world wide?) Well it seems most of those governments of the international western world are building roads and perhaps the leaders of the world haven’t that the opportunity to hear his soapbox lecture about cars and roads, despite him using both himself. I wonder if he realizes how many of the residents and rate payers use and rely on cars every day for family and work. Again we see personal ideology before representation of rate payer’s interests, if people disagree with using cars why is there so many? If you think cars are that bad don’t own or use one!

So I thought I would have a quick look around the world to see what other governments are up to and why? Strangely enough as I had only been looking 10mins or so and found dozens of pages of information on new road, bridge, tunnels, expressways being build all over the world.

Holland I thought they all rode bikes?

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Bit flash for a cycleway

With 139,295 km of public roads, the Netherlands has one of the most dense road networks in the world – much denser than Germany and France, but still not as dense as Belgium. Dutch roads include at least 2,758 km of motorways and expressways, and with a motorway density of 64 kilometres per 1,000 km², the country also has one of the densest motorway networks in the world.

Mobility on Dutch roads has grown continuously since the 1950s and now exceeds 200 billion km travelled per year, three quarters of which are done by car, meaning that while Dutch roads are numerous, they are also used with one of the highest intensities of any road network.

The busiest Dutch motorway is the A16 in Rotterdam, with a traffic volume of 232.000 vehicles per day. The A12 near Utrecht comes second at 220.000 vehicles per day. The busiest 4-lane motorway in the Netherlands is the A10 in the Coen Tunnel in Amsterdam with 110.000 vehicles per day. The widest Dutch motorway is the A15/A16 just south of Rotterdam with 16 lanes in a 4+4+4+4 setup.

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Promotes the quality of life and road safety, resolving bottlenecks within the city, easing congestion and creating opportunities for urban development

The A2 Maastricht project organisers want to agree upon a single integrated and sustainable plan for the city and the motorway, from which future generations will continue to benefit!

A plan with multiple objectives for the improvement of the traffic flow on the A2 and the accessibility of Maastricht, as well as one that promotes the quality of life and road safety, resolving bottlenecks within the city, easing congestion and creating opportunities for urban development.

 

UK development of new roads and why.

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It provides 8km (five miles) of dual carriageway around the Isle of Thanet reducing traffic congestion, providing journey time reliability improving connectivity with the ports of Dover, Ramsgate and Kent International Airport.

An ambitious £15 billion plan to triple levels of spending by the end of the decade to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads, was announced to Parliament today (1 December 2014) by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

Over 1,300 new lane miles will be added by schemes being delivered over the next parliament on motorways and trunk roads, tackling congestion and fixing some of the most notorious and longstanding problem areas on the network. When 90% of journeys are taking place on our roads this work is vital to help people get on and get around.

This government has a long term plan to secure the country’s future and this £15 billion roads programme is demonstration of that. Better roads allow us to travel freely, eases congestion, creating jobs and opportunities, benefiting hardworking families across the country.

The largest motorway project currently under construction in the UK is the £500m M8 Baillieston to Newhouse completion project, which includes 6 miles of new motorway on the M8 as well as junction upgrades and widening’s to the M73 and M74. Work started in Spring 2014 with completion estimated for Spring 2017.

The £380m A1(M) Leeming – Barton upgrade also commenced construction in Spring 2014 with completion scheduled for Summer 2016.

The Queensferry Crossing and its approach roads are also being constructed as a motorway and will extend the M90 to the M9 at junction 1a re-numbering the M9 spur when finished in 2016.

New motorway constructions currently being planned in the UK is a motorway running south of the city of Newport, Wales. This motorway still remains to be properly named, only being described as the M4 relief road. A relief to road congestion.

M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements, project will complete the Central Scotland motorway network, with benefits including less congestion and safer, quicker journeys.

Key benefits include:

  • Improving journey times and journey time reliability through the Central Scotland motorway network
  • Cutting congestion
  • Helping promote sustainable economic growth by improving access to facilities and employment areas
  • Reducing emissions and tackling climate change by improving air quality and providing health improvement
  • Reducing the time to transport goods and services
  • Better connectivity between Glasgow and Edinburgh and to the south
  • Improving road safety through the reduction of traffic on local roads, reducing lane changing and helping prevent weaving between lanes

France

Millau Viaduct

At a time of economic crisis, infrastructural projects are being shelved by governments across the planet.

Not so however for French authorities, who are set to sign a cheque for a staggering €1.66 billion (£1.31 billion) to pay for the construction of a 7.8-mile stretch of coastal motorway on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion.

Dubbed the “most expensive road in France,” the price of building the new highway works out at nearly £110,000 per metre.

As the price suggests, this is no ordinary road. There will be three lanes in each direction and it will be built to withstand 90mph hurricane winds and waves of up to ten metres.

Taking seven years to complete, the motorway will link capital Saint-Denis to Réunion’s port and will be built on columns rising out of the ocean.

There are plans to extend the A12 in the medium-term (2015–2020) up to Ablis and the A11. It is anticipated that the route will go around the town of Trappes. Beyond that point, the existing highway N10 will be reused.

You don’t have to look far to see all over the world governments, private companies are investing trillions of dollars into road networks despite what councillor Strachan believes to be world order. Fact over Fantasy.

Here is an interesting site with a brief look at just recently opened new roads networks or soon to opened, not really looking at what else is planned for the future and is in no way a completed list but puts to bed the notion that governments are building roads around the world. This doesn’t even mention what China or India are up too. Oh and they all sited that they building more roads to ease congestion.

 

Albania

A3: Mushqeta – Elbasan ~14km (April 2011 to 31st July 2014) – ? – map

SH4: Kavaje – Rrogozhine ~20km (2010 to August 2014) – ? – map

A3: Tirana – Mushqeta ~17km (April 2011 to Spring 2016) – ? – map

A4: Mbrostar Ura – Levan 22km (2013 to 2016) – ? – map

 

Algeria

A1: Boughalboune – El Harrouche 16km (2007 to 27th January 2014) – project – map

A1: El Harrouche – El Ghadir 7km (2007 to 10th April 2014) – project – map

?: Chiffa – Berrouaghia 125km (Mid 2012 to 2015/16) – project – map

A1: Zighoud Youcef – Boughalboune 8km (2007 to ?) – project – map

A1: Drean/Ain Allam – Raml Souk ?km (2007 to ?) [contract canceled] – project – map

?: Batna – Khenchela 102km (November 2014 to ?) – ? – map

The list is incomplete. Please help to complete!

 

Austria

S10: Freistadt-North – Freistadt-South 5.9km (Summer 2011 to 16th November 2014) – project – map

A9: Bosrucktunnel 7.3km (2007 to October 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map

S10: Freistadt-South – Unterweitersbach 13.6km (Spring 2012 to Late 2015) – project – map

A5: Poysbrunn – Schrick 25km (April 2015 to 2017) – project – map

S36: Scheifling – Sankt Georgen 7.2km (May 2013 to Summer 2018) – project – map

A9: Tunnelkette Klaus 8km (September 2013 to Late 2018) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A9: Gleinalmtunnel 8.3km (September 2013 to 2019) [2nd c/w] – project – map

S7: Riegersdorf (A2) – Dobersdorf 14.8km (May 2015 to 2021) – project – map

 

Belarus

M6: Dubraulyany – Plianty 8km (2011 to 2014) – ?– map

MKAD2: Rakaw (M6) – Ostroshitskij Gorodok (M3) 44km (Early 2014 to 2015) – ? – map

MKAD2: Boroviki (M1) – Rakaw (M6) 44km (2014 to Late 2016) – ? – map

The list is incomplete. Please help to complete!

 

Belgium

A11: Brugge (N31) – Westkapelle 12km (March 2014 to Late 2017) – project – map

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

A1: Josanica – Butila 5.7km (October 2007 to 26th June 2014) – project – map

A1: Butila – Vlakovo 3.9km (July 2013 to 26th June 2014) – project – map

A1: Drivusa – Biljesevo 6.5km (August 2010 to 25th August 2014) – project – map

A1: Zvirovici – Medugorje 9.1km (October 2010 to 17th September 2014) – project – map

A1: Vlakovo – Lepenica 10.2km (January 2013 to 7th October 2014) – project – map

A1: Lepenica – Tarcin 10.1km (June 2012 to 7th October 2014) – project – map

?: Prnjavor – Johovac 36.6km (May 2013 to November 2015) – project – map

?: Butila (A1) – Brijesce 3.5km (October 2010 to February 2016) – project – map

A1: Klopce – Drivusa 2.5km (October 2014 to April 2017) – project – map

?: Mahovljani – Prnjavor 35.3km (October 2014 to October 2017) – project – map

A1: Svilaj – Odzak 11.0km (November 2013 to Late 2017) – project – map

A1: Donja Gracanica – Drivusa 8.3km (October 2014 to >= 2017) [only southern part u/c] – project – map

 

Bulgaria

A4: Generalovo – Kapitan Andreevo 5.4km (November 2011 to 14th August 2014) – ? – map

A4: Dimitrovgrad – Harmanli 34.2km (July 2011 to 28th May 2015) – project – map

A4: Kapitan Petko Voyvoda – east of Svilengrad 8.9km (Spring 2011 to 7th June 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A2: Panayot Volovo – Belokopitovo 4.9km (August 2013 to Mid July 2015) – ? – map

A3: Sandanski – Kulata 15.0km (April 2012 to Early August 2015) – project – map

A4: Chirpan – Dimitrovgrad 31.4km (October 2011 to Late September 2015) – project – map

?: Kakach river – Lyulin (A6) 3.0km (September 2012 to October 2015) – project – map

I1: Montana bypass 12.5km (September 2013 to October 2015) – project – map

A3: Dupnitsa – Blagoevgrad 37.0km (July 2013 to 30th October 2015) – project – map

SNST: Trebich – Sofia-East (A2) 16.5km (February 2015 to 2016) – project – map

 

Canada

QC-A85: Cabano – Notre-Dame-du-Lac 6.0km (2012 to 10th September 2014) – project – map

QC-A85: Degelis – QC/NB border 8.5km (2012 to 10th September 2014) – project – map

ON-404: Keswick-Ravenshoe Road – Newmarket-Green Lane 12.7km (2010 to 17th September 2014) – ? – map

QC-A35: Saint Jean sur Richelieu-South – Saint Sebastien (QC-133) 24.5km (2011 to 8th October 2014) – project – map

QC-A73: South of Vallee-Jonction – Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce 4.2km (August 2012 to 8th October 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

QC-A5: Wakefield – Wakefield (QC-A105) 6.5km (2010 to 10th October 2014) – project – map

NB-2: QC/NB border – north of Saint-Jacques 2.8km (2010 to 5th November 2014) – ? – map

QC-A410: Sherbrooke-Rue Dunant – Sherbrooke-Rue Belvedere Sud ~ 3km (2012 to 21st November 2014) – project – map

ON-401: Windsor-Ojibway – Windsor-Howard Avenue 11km (August 2011 to Summer 2015) – project – map

QC-A410: Sherbrooke-Rue Belvedere Sud – Lennoxville (QC-143) ~ 3km (2012 to Fall 2015) – project – map

QC-A85: Note-Dame-du-Lac – Lac Martin ~ 8km (2012 to Fall 2015) – project – map

QC-A85: De Saint-Antonin – Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! 36.2km (2012 to December 2015) – project – map

ON-407: Pickering-Brock Road – Oshawa-Harmony Road 22km (2013 to December 2015) – project – map

ON-412: Whitby (ON-407) – Whitby (ON-401) 10km (2013 to December 2015) – project – map

ON-400: Murdock River Road (ON-637) – north of French River (ON-607) 20km (Summer 2012 to Summer 2016) – project – map

AB-216: Edmonton-Manning Drive (AB-215) – Edmonton-Yellowhead Highway (16) 8.5km (July 2012 to October 2016) – project – map

ON-417: Arnprior-Scheel Drive – Arnprior-Campbell Drive 5.3km (2014 to 2016) – ? – map

 

Croatia

D1: Split-Dracevac – Klis (near Klis Kosa) 3km (? to 23rd June 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

D2: Osijek (A5) – Osijek (Z4085) 7.5km (September 2011 to 28th November 2014) [2nd c/w]

D1: Split-Dracevac – Klis (near Ozrna) 1.5km (? to 30th November 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A5: Sredanci (A3) – Zoljani 3.2km (September 2011 to 2nd March 2015) – ? – map

A11: Busevec – Lekenik 11.2km (April 2010 to 22nd April 2015) – ? – map

D2: Osijek (Z4085) – Osijek (Z4091) 4.6km (September 2011 to Summer 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A11: Jakusevec (A3) – Velika Gorica 8.5km (2008 to September 2015) – ? – map

D10: Gradec – Krizevci 11.5km (? to 2016) – ? – map

D12: Vrbovec (A12) – Farkasevac 10.5km (? to 2016) – ? – map

A5: north of Drava bridge – Osijek ~6km (July 2011 to 2016) – ? – map

 

Czech Republic

I44: Zvole – Vlachov 2.9km (April 2009 to 31st July 2014) – project – map

I35: Lesna – Priluky 1.7km (November 2009 to 8th September 2014) – project – map

I11: Mokre Lazce – Ostrava-Krasne Pole 9.8km (January 2009 to August 2015) – project – map

R6: Bosov – Lubenec 4.1km (May 2010 to October 2015) – project – map

I11: Ostrava-Krasne Pole – Ostrava-Poruba 6.7km (November 2012 to 2015) – project – map

I35: Priluky – Mstenovice 0.7km (November 2009 to October 2016) – project – map

R4: Pribram/Skalka – Haje 4.8km (April 2015 to January 2017) – project – map

D11: Praskacka – Hradek Kralove ~4km (July 2014 to August 2017) – project – map

I11: Nebory – Oldrichovice 4.9km (August 2014 to September 2017) – project – map

I11: Oldrichovice – south of Bystrice 6.2km (August 2014 to February 2018) – project – map

D3: Veseli nad Luznici – Bosilec 5.1km (April 2015 to March 2018) – project – map

D3: Borek – Usilne ~2.5km (April 2015 to March 2018) – project – map

D8: Rehlovice – Bilinka 12.4km (November 2007 to Late 2018) – project – map

 

Denmark

PR18: Brande-North – Brande-South 7km (2012 to 27th May 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

PR15: Harup – Lasby 11.7km (2010 to 1st December 2014) – project – map

PR17: Smorum – Ballerup 3.8km (Fall 2012 to 13th July 2015) – project – map

PR15: Funder – Harup 17.5km (2010 to Fall 2016) – project – map

502: Tjorring – Herning-Snejbjerg 10km (February 2015 to Early 2017) – project – map

PR18: Holstebro-North – Tjorring 40km (May 2015 to Late 2018) – project – map

 

Finland

Vt7: Pyhtää – Kotko-West 14km (November 2011 to 12th August 2014) – project – map

Vt7: Loviisa – Ahvenkoski 15km (November 2011 to 1st September 2014) – project – map

Vt5: Vuorela – Palvaranta 5km (October 2009 to September 2014) – project – map

Vt7: Hamina-Lankamalmi – Hamina-East 15.7km (Early 2012 to 17th December 2014) – project – map

Vt8: Masku – Raisio ?km (February 2014 to Late 2016) – ? – map

 

France

D222: Tregueux-Le Creach – Tregueux-La Croix Gibat 2km (? to 27th January 2014) – project – map

A50: Tunnel de Toulon 3.2km (September 2007 to 19th March 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

N7: Saint-Prix – Saint-Martin-Estreaux 9.5km (2007 to 19th March 2014) – ? – map

N249: Montourneau – Bressuire-West 11km (April 2012 to 3rd October 2014) – ? – map

N88: Albi-Le Lude – Albi-Stadium 1.5km (? to 15th October 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

N7: Moiry – Maison-Rouge 3.5km (? to 30th October 2014) – ? – map

N249: Cholet (D160) – Cholet (A87) 3.3km (March 2011 to 4th December 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

D924: West of Ecouche – Argentan-West (A88) ~7km (2011 to 12th December 2014) – ? – map

A719: Gannat-East – Vichy 13.8km (August 2011 to 12th January 2015) – project – map

A89: Brive-North – Saint-Germain-les-Vergnes 4km (? to 7th February 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A150: Yvetot – Barentin 18km (March 2013 to 9th February 2015) – project – map

N88: Albi-Stadium – north of Albi-Caussels 2.3km (? to 20th February 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map

N88: La Baraque St-Jean – La Mothe 13.7km (? to Early July 2015) – project – map

A466: Quincieux (A46) – Les Cheres (A6) 4km (? to September 2015) – project – map

N79: Bresnay – Chemilly 6.3km (? to Fall 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A507: Frais Vallon – Marseille-East (A50) 5.2km (1993 to 2016) – project – map

N27: Arques-la-Bataille – Manehouville 7.7km (July 2012 to Late 2016) – ? – map

D222: Tregueux-La Croix Gibat – Tregueux-Perray (N12) 2.5km (? to Late 2016) – project – map

N141: La Vigerie – Saint-Yrieix 5.5km (? to Late 2016) – ? – map

A304: Rocroi – Charleroi-Mezieres (A34) 31km (July 2011 to 2017) – project – map

A9: Saint-Jean-de-Vedas – Saint Aunes ~12km (October 2014 to Late 2017) [existing A9 will be renumbered to A709] – project – map

N88: Malpas – Brive-Charensac-West 8.7km (Spring 2010 to Late 2017) – project – map

N1: La Possession-North – Saint-Denis-West 12.5km (December 2013 to 2018) – project – map

N10: Reignac – Chevanceaux 11.3km (2014 to 2018) – project – map

N88: La Mothe – Les Molinieres 14.3km (September 2014 to 2018) – project – map

The list is incomplete. Please help to complete!

 

Germany 

A30: AS Bad Oeynhausen-North – AS Dehme 1.6km (September 2008 to 12th March 2014)

A524: west of AK Duisburg-South – west of AS Duisburg-Rahm 1.9km (February 2010 to Early July 2014)

A44: AS Hessisch Lichtenau-West – AS Hessisch Lichtenau-Center 2.2km (April 2008 to 24th July 2014B243: AS Bad Lauterberg – AS Bad Sachsa 8.6km (October 2008 to 5th September 2014)

A66: AS Neuhof-South – AS Neuhof-North 3.7km (October 2005 to 13th September 2014A4: AS Düren – AS Kerpen 12.9km (September 2008 to 17th September 2014) [direction Cologne] A4: AS Düren – AS Kerpen 12.9km (September 2008 to 20th September 2014) [direction Aachen; discontinuation: 12.8kmA281: AS Bremen-Seehausen – AS Bremen-Strom 4.1km (April 2009 to 29th September 2014A62: south of AS Weselberg – Schwarzbach viaduct 3.6km (September 2013 to Late September 2014) [2nd c/w]

A14: AS Colbitz – AS Wolmirstedt 5.7km (November 2011 to 29th October 2014)

A4: AS Magdala – AS Jena-Göschwitz 11.8km (May 2007 to 30th October 2014) [direction Erfurt] –A4: AS Magdala – AS Jena-Göschwitz 11.8km (May 2007 to 18th November 2014) [direction Dresden; discontinuation: 12.6km] A26: AS Horneburg – AS Jork 4.6km (Summer 2006 to 28th November 2014) [direction Stade

A21: south of Nettelsee – Stolpe 2km (February 2012 to 2nd December 2014)

B2: AS Roth-Otto-Lilienthal-Kaserne – south of Untersteinbach 3.3km (October 2012 to 5th December 2014)

B50: AK Wittlich – AS Platten 5.4km (May 2003 to 15th December 2014) – project – map

A71: Etzleben – AS Sömmerda-East 11.4km (June 2010 to August 2015) – project – map

A23: AS Itzehoe-Center – AS Itzehoe-South 4.5km (January 2007 to Late 2015) – project – map

A14: AK Schwerin – AS Grabow 16.2km (November 2012 to Late 2015) – ? – map

A14: AS Groß Warnow – AS Karstädt 11.5km (October 2013 to Late 2015) – project – map

B535: AS Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld – AS Schwetzingen-Center 1.9km (December 2010 to Mid December 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A26: AS Horneburg – AS Jork 4.6km (Summer 2006 to Mid 2016) [direction Hamburg] – project –A448: AS Altenbochum (East) – AK Bochum/Witten 1.4km (October 2012 to 2016) – project – map

B49: Solms – AS Oberbiel-East 3.2km (May 2010 to 2016) – project – map

A46: AS Bestwig – AS Nuttlar 5.6km (September 2009 to 2nd half-year 2016) – ? – map

B266: AS Bad Neuenahr (A573) – AS Bad Neuenahr-East 1.8km (February 2009 to Fall 2016) – project A661: AS Frankfurt-Friedberger Landstraße – AS Frankfurt-East 2.2km (November 2007 to Late 2016) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A30: AS Gohfeld – AS Bad Oeynhausen-North 5.3km (September 2008 to Late 2016) [discontinuation: 1.4km] – project – map

A30: AS Dehme – AS Bad Oeynhausen-East 1.9km (September 2008 to Late 2016) – project – map

A33: AS Halle-Künsebeck – AS Bielefeld-Center 7.9km (September 2009 to Late 2016) – project –A44: AS Hessisch Lichtenau-East – Hasselbach 4.3km (September 2010 to 2017) – project – map

A44: Hasselbach – AS Waldkappel 6.1km (March 2011 to 2017) – project – map

A44: AS Heiligenhaus – AS Heiligenhaus-Hetterscheidt 4.9km (April 2010 to 2017) – project – map

A448: AS Altenbochum (West) – AS Altenbochum (East) 1.9km (October 2012 to 2017) – project

A448: rededication AD Bochum-West – AS Altenbochum (West) 7.8km (2017) – project – map

A44: west of AK Jackerath – AK Holz 10.2km (May 2012 to 2017) [discontinuation: 2.2km] – project –

A72: AS Borna-North – AS Rötha 9.5km (July 2013 to 2017) – project – map

B85: Piendling – Untertraubenbach 3.2km (March 2014 to October 2017) – project – map

A8: AS Merzig-Wellingen – AS Merzig-Schwemlingen 3.5km (April 2015 to November 2017) [2nd c/w]

B33: Waldsiedlung – AS Reichenau 0.9km (June 2014 to Late 2017) – ? – map

A21: north of AS Nettelsee – south of Nettelsee 2km (February 2012 to Late 2017) – project – map

B50: AS Platten – Longkamp 19.9km (July 2009 to 2018) – project – map

B10: Wallmersbach – west of Hinterweidenthal 2.1km (June 2010 to 2018) – project – map

B10: west of Hinterweidenthal – Hinterweidenthal 1.7km (September 2013 to 2018) – project – map

B49: Landfill site Beselich – Beselich/Merenberg 3.4km (May 2011 to 2018) – project – map

B33: AS Offenburg-Elgersweier (B3) – AS Gengenbach-North 5.2km (2012 to 2018) – ? – map

A33: AS Halle – Halle-Künsebeck 4.0km (December 2012 to 2018) – project – map

B30: AS Ravensburg-Süd – AS Karrer 3.4km (July 2013 to 2018) – project – map

B15n: AS Ergoldsbach – AS Essenbach (A92) 9.0km (August 2013 to 2018) – project – map

B300: AS Dasing (A8) – AS Aichach-West ~ 4km (October 2014 to 2018) – project – map

B101: AS Thyrow – AS Trebbin-North 5.0km (May 2015 to Late 2018) – project – map

A44: AS Helsa-East – AS Hessisch Lichtenau-West 6.1km (May 2010 to 2019) – project – map

A94: AS Pastetten – AS Dorfen 17.4km (April 2012 to 2019) – project – map

A33: AS Borgholzhausen – AS Halle 8.6km (December 2012 to 2019) – project – map

B51: north of Belm – AS Belm (A33) 4.5km (February 2015 to Late 2019) – project – map

A33: AS Belm (B51) – south of AS Osnabrück-Schinkel 2.2km (February 2015 to Late 2019) – project

A49: AS Neuental – AS Schwalmstadt 11.8km (March 2011 to 2020) – project – map

A98: AD Hochrhein – AS Rheinfelden-Karsau 2.5km (March 2009 to Late 2020) – project – map

A26: AS Jork – AS Buxtehude 4.5km (Summer 2006 to Late 2020) – project – map

A26: AS Buxtehude – AS Neu Wulmstorf 4.1km (September 2013 to Late 2020) – project – map

B31: Immenstaad – Friedrichshafen/Waggershausen 7.1km (November 2014 to Late 2020) – project

A100: AD Neukölln – AS Am Treptower Park 3.2km (May 2013 to 2022) – project – map

 

Greece

A1: Roditsa – Anthili (A3) 4km (2006 to 16th February 2015) – ? – map

A1: Raches – Agia Marina 19.2km (2007 to 16th March 2015) [direction Lamia] – ? – map

A1: Raches – Agia Marina 19.2km (2007 to 19th March 2015) [direction Larissa] – ? – map

A29: Krystalopigi – Koromilia 15km (2012 to June 2015) – project – map

A1: Skotina – Aegani 10km (2008 to October 2016) – project – map

A1: Pyrgetos – Evangelismos 14km (2008 to October 2016) – project – map

A3: Trikala – Xuniada ~90km (2008 to 2016) – project – map

A25: Kato Christos – Strymoniko ~21km (? to 2016) – project – map

A25: Neo Petritsi – Kamaroto ~10km (? to 2016) – project – map

A27: Niki – Florina 14.5km (2011 to 2016) – project – map

A52: Aktio – Loutraki 35km (2009 to 2016) – ? – map

A52: Loutraki – Ambraktia (A5) 13km (2009 to 2016) – ? – map

A3: Panagia (A2) – Trikala ~50km (2008 to > 2016) – project – map

A3: Xuniada – Anthili (A1) ~35km (2008 to > 2016) – project – map

A5: Kefalovryso – Antirrio 43km (2008 to 2017) – project – map

A5: Sellades – Kouvaras 53km (2008 to 2017) – project – map

A5: Ioannina (A2) – Filippiada 50km (2008 to 2017) – project – map

A8: Patra-Rio (A5/A9) – Korinthos (A7) 120km (2008 to 2017) – project – map

A5: Patra-Mintilogli – Pyrgos 75km (2008 to suspended) – project – map

A7: Thouria – Kalamata-East 11km (? to suspended) – ? – map

A71: Leuktro (A7) – Sparti 46km (? to suspended) – project – map

 

Hungary

M86: Szombathely – Vat 9.2km (September 2009 to 28th June 2014) – ? – map

M3: Vaja/Mateszalka – Vasarosnameny 11.9km (May 2013 to 10th October 2014) – project – map

M85: Kony – Enese 2.3km (June 2013 to 16th June 2015) – ? – map

M85: Rabapatona – Györ (M1) 6.8km (June 2013 to 16th June 2015) – ? – map

M43: Mako – HU/RO border 23.1km (October 2012 to 15th July 2015) – project – map

M60: Keszü – Pecs 1.8km (January 2014 to July 2015) [1st c/w] – project – map

M85: Csorna-East – Kony 3.7km (June 2013 to Early September 2015) – ? – map

M86: Szilsarkany – Csorna-East 12.5km (June 2013 to Late September 2015) – ? – map

M86: Szeleste – Hegyfalu 7.5km (October 2013 to October 2015) – ? – map

M86: Hegyfalu – Szilsarkany 33.4km (October 2013 to November 2016) – ? – map

M4: Abony – Törökszentmiklos 28.9km (October 2013 to suspended) – project – map

 

Ireland

M11: Rathnew – Arklow-North 16.5km (June 2013 to August 2015) – project – map

N17: Tuam-North – Tuam-West 4.2km (May 2014 to February 2018) – project – map

M17: Tuam-West – Rathmorrisy (M6) 25.5km (May 2014 to February 2018) – project – map

M18: Rathmorrisy (M6) – Gort 27.7km (May 2014 to February 2018) – project – map

 

Italy

SS727: Forli (A14) – Forli-Zona Industriale 4.4km (June 2012 to 26th June 2014) – project – map

A31: Albettone/Barbarano – Agugliaro 6.6km (September 2005 to 1st July 2014) – project – map

A35: Melzo (A58) – Brescia 62km (Summer 2009 to 23rd July 2014) – project – map

A58: Pozzuolo Martesana (SP103) – Comazzo 7km (June 2012 to 23rd July 2014) – project – map

SP14 Milan: Segrate – Vignate 6.7km (2010 to 23rd July 2014) – project – map

SP14 Milan: Vignate – Liscate (A58) 5.2km (2010 to 23rd July 2014) – project – map

SS106: Nova Siri Scalo bypass 5km (September 2011 to 5th November 2014) – project – map

A31: Santa Margherita d’Adige – Badia Polesine (SS434) 18km (September 2005 to 15th December 2014) – project – map

SS77: Colfiorito – Bavareto 9km (November 2009 to 16th January 2015) – project – map

A60: Azzate Buguggiate (A8) – Ponte di Vedano (SS712) 4.5km (2010 to 25th January 2015)

A36: Cassano Magnago (A8) – Lomazzo (A9) 15km (February 2010 to 26th January 2015) – project

A31: Noventa Vicentina – Santa Margherita d’Adige 7km (September 2005 to 23rd March 2015)

A52: Fiera di Milano (A8) – Novate Milanese ~2km (April 2014 to 27th April 2015) – project – map

A58: Ornate (A4) – Pozzuolo Martesana (SP103) 9km (2012 to 16th May 2015) – project – map

A58: Comazzo – Cerro al Lambro (A1) 17km (2012 to 16th May 2015) – project – map

A59: Grandate (A9) – Albate 3km (2010 to 23rd May 2015) – project – map

SS640: Agrigento – Canicatti 8km (March 2009 to June 2015) – project – map

SS106: Roccella Jonica-Canne – Gioiosa-East 8km (? to June 2015) – project – map

SS106: Gioiosa-East – Gioiosa Jonica 3.5km (September 2011 to June 2015) – project – map

A31: Agugliaro – Noventa Vicentina 6km (September 2005 to July 2015) – project – map

SS199: west of Olbia-South (SS131DCN) – Olbia-Airport 2.5km (June 2012 to August 2015) – project

SS318: Casacastalda – Valfabbrica 6.8km (< 2007 to August 2015) – project – map

SS597: Codrongianos (SS131) – Ploaghe 2.4km (September 2013 to October 2015) – project – map

SS534: Spezzano Albanese-Terme – Sibari Marina 14km (November 2013 to 24th December 2015) SS318: Valfabbrica – Pianello 8.5km (2009 to 2015) – project – map

A1var: La Quercia – Aglio 37km (2004 to 2015) – project – map

A1var: Aglio – Barberino 6km (2004 to 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A12: Tarquinia-Tuscania-Viterbo – Civitavecchia-Aurelia 14.5km (October 2011 to 2015) – project

SP103 Milan: Pioltello – Pozzuolo Martesana (A58) 6.8km (2008 to 2015) – project – map

SP415 Lodi: Spino d’Adda – Dovera 6.5km (July 2013 to 2015) – project – map

SS77: Foligno (SS3) – Colfiorito 19km (November 2009 to 2015) – project – map

SS77: Bavareto – Pontelatrave 8km (November 2009 to 2015) – project – map

SS96 Barese: Mellitto – Toritto 5.4km (March 2010 to 2015) – ? – map

A36: Lomazzo (A9) – Lentate sul Seveso (SS35) 7.5km (October 2012 to Late 2015) – project – map

Pedemontana Veneta: Thiene (A31) – Breganze 5.7km (November 2011 to Late 2015) – project

SS597: Monti/Telti – Enas 7.2km (December 2013 to February 2016) – project – map

SS597: Ploaghe – Ardara 9.4km (September 2013 to March 2016) – project – map

SS597: Enas – west of Olbia-South (SS131DCN) 8.4km (December 2013 to April 2016) – project – map

SS223: Monticiano – Civitella Paganico 11km (2013 to Spring 2016) – project – map

SS597: Berchidda – Monti-West 9.4km (June 2014 to June 2016) – project – map

SS640: Cannemaschi – Caltanissetta (A19) 34km (April 2012 to July 2016) – project – map

SR8: Talsano-North – Pulsano-East 11km (August 2014 to August 2016) – ? – map

SS96 Barese: Altamura – Mellitto 10km (December 2013 to December 2016) – ? – map

Pedemontana Veneta: Montecchio Maggiore (A4) – Montecchio Maggiore (SR11) 1.2km (October 2014 to 2016) – project – map

SS597: Monti-West – Monti/Telti 6.4km (February 2015 to February 2017) – project – map

SS597: Martis (SS132) – west of Oschiri 11.9km (August 2014 to March 2017) – project – map

SS76: Albacina – Serra San Quirico 11km (Early 2009 to 2017) [2nd c/w] – project – map

SS76: Fossato di Vico – Cancelli di Fabriano 7km (Early 2009 to 2017) – project – map

A18: Rosolini – Modica 19km (June 2014 to December 2017) – project – map

SS96 Barese: Toritto – Modungo/Bitetto 9km (December 2013 to December 2017) – ? – map

Pedemontana Veneta: Montecchio Maggiore-North – Thiene (A31) 22km (October 2014 to 2018)

Pedemontana Veneta: Breganze – Marostica 9km (October 2014 to 2018) – project – map

Pedemontana Veneta: Marostica – Rosa (SS47) 8.5km (February 2013 to 2018) – project – map

Pedemontana Veneta: Rosa (SS47) – Mussolente/Loria 5km (October 2014 to 2018) – project – map

SS16: Maglie – Otranto 14.1km (June 2013 to ?) – ? – map

The list is incomplete. Please help to complete!

 

Kosovo

M9: Gllareve – Gjergjice 10km (June 2014 to Late 2015) – ? – map

R6: Prishtina – Hani i Elezit 55km (October 2014 to Late 2017) – ? – map

 

Latvia

A12: Ludza – Nirza 17.8km (2008 to 1st October 2014) [1st c/w] – project – map

 

Luxembourg

A7: Lorentzweiler – Waldhaff 8.5km (? to 23rd September 2015) – project – map

A13: west of Hellange – east of Hellange 1.4km (October 2014 to Spring 2016) – project – map

 

Macedonia

A1: Demir Kapija – Smokvica 28.2km (2012 to 2016) – project – map

A2: Kichevo – Ohrid 56km (May 2014 to Early 2018) – project – map

A4: Miladinovci (A1) – Stip 47km (February 2014 to 2018) – project – map

 

Morocco

A4: Khouribga – Beni Mellal 95km (April 2010 to 17th May 2014) – ? – map

?: Casablanca-Route d’Azemmour – Casablanca-Lissafa (A5) 8km (? to 1st October 2014) – ? – map

A4: Berrechid (A7) – Khouribga 75km (April 2010 to 2015) – ? – map

A3: Rabat-East (A1/A2) – Sale El Jadida 5.1km (2010 to Late 2015) – ? – map

A3: Sale El Jadida – Skhirat (A3) 36.0km (2010 to Late 2015) – ? – map

A5: El Jadida – Safi 143km (April 2013 to Early 2016) – ? – map

 

Montenegro

A1: Matesevo – Podgorica-North (M2) 41.0km (May 2015 to April 2017) – project – map

 

The Netherlands

N33: Assen (A28) – Gieten 14km (February 2013 to 12th May 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

N33: Gieten – Veendam-South 12km (February 2013 to 26th May 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

N33: Veendam-South – Zuitbroek (A7) 11km (February 2013 to 7th July 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

N31: Leeumwarden-South (A32) – Leeumwarden-Drachtsterweg 2.5km (Late 2010 to 16th September 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A4: Dinteloord – Tholen 14km (2011 to 24th November 2014) – project – map

N31: Marssum (A31) – Leeumwarden-South (A32) 8km (Late 2010 to 18th December 2014) – ? – map

N62: Hoogedijk (N61) – Terneuzen-South (Sluiskil Tunnel) 4.8km (November 2011 to 23rd May 2015) – project – map

N261: Waalwijk (A59) – Tilburg-North 7km (September 2012 to Mid 2015) – ? – map

A4: Delft – Schiedam-North 7km (April 2012 to Late 2015) – project – map

N356: Dokkum-South – De Westereen 7km (December 2012 to December 2015) – project – map

N381: Drachten (A7) – Wijnjewoude 5.0km (May 2014 to December 2015) – ? – map

N381: Wijnjewoude – Donkerbroek 5.5km (May 2014 to December 2015) – ? – map

N62: Heinkenszand (A58) – ‘s-Heerenhoek (N254) 5.3km (August 2014 to 2016) – project – map

N356: De Westereen – Burgum 8km (June 2014 to 2016) – project – map

A2: Maastricht-Kruisdonk – Maastricht-Europaplein 3km (2010 to Late 2016) – project – map

A9: Badhoevedorp – Raasdorp 4km (December 2013 to 2017) [discontinuation: 4km] – project – map

N279: ‘s-Hertogenbosch (A2) – Veghel (A50) 13km (February 2015 to November 2017) – ? – map

N31: Midlum – south of Harlingen 3km (December 2014 to Late 2017) – project – map

 

Norway

E18: Langaker – Gulli 24km (Fall 2010 to 4th July 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

E18: Momarken – Melleby 7.7km (2012 to 1st October 2014) – ? – map

E6: Skaberud – Labdalen 8km (2012 to 24th November 2014) – project – map

E6: Langset – Minnesund 2km (2012 to 27th November 2014) – project – map

E16: Slomarka – Kongsvinger 16.5km (2011 to 27th November 2014) – project – map

E6: Labdalen – Korslund 9km (2012 to 13th December 2014) – project – map

E6: Korslund – Langset 3.8km (2012 to 25th June 2015) – project – map

E18: Retvet – Knapstad 6.2km (2013 to 2016) – project – map

Rv4: Lunner/Gran – Jaren 9.3km (2013 to 2016) – project – map

E39: Sandved – Hove 1.5km (February 2015 to June 2017) [2nd c/w] – project – map

E18: Sky – Bommestad 7km (2013 to 2017) – project – map

E39: Tasta – Schancheholen 4.5km (April 2014 to 2019) – project – map

Rv13: Madlaveien (E39) – Hundvag 5.7km (May 2014 to 2019) – project – map

E16: Voyenenga – Sandvika (E18) 3.5km (February 2015 to 2020) – project – map

 

Pakistan

E2: Bakhshi Pull-Charsadda Road – Budai Village (N5) 7.6km (February 2010 to September 2014) – ? – map

M4: Faisalabad – Gojra 58km (August 2009 to 16th March 2015) – ? – map

M4: Khanewl – Multan 54km (August 2009 to September 2015) – ? – map

M9: Hyderabad – Karachi 136km (March 2015 to September 2017) – ? – map

E2: Garhi Ameer Khan-Warsak Road – Bakhshi Pull-Charsadda Road 11.6km (December 2014 to ?) – ? – map

E35: Hassan Abdal (M1) – Jharee Kas 40km (November 2014 to ?) – ? – map

E35: Jharee Kas – Sarai Saleh 19km (November 2014 to ?) – ? – map

 

 

 

Poland (map, summary and outlook)

S8: Roza (S14) – Rzgow 17.3km (October 2011 to 11th April 2014) – project – map

S14: Dobron – Roza (S8) 3.3km (October 2011 to 11th April 2014) – project – map

A1: Wloclawek-West – Kowal 21.0km (June 2010 to 30th April 2014) – project – map

S3: Gorzow Wielkopolski-South − Skwierzyna-West 18.5km (July 2011 to 15th May 2014) – project – map

S3: Skwierzyna-West − Miedzyrzecz-North 19.1km (July 2011 to 15th May 2014) – project – map

A1: Swierklany – Mszana 7.2km (November 2007 to 23rd May 2014) – project – map

DK1: Tychy-Wartoglowiec (DK86) – Tychy-Cielmice 6.4km (September 2011 to 1st August 2014) – project – map

S8: Lask – Roza (S14) 9.2km (October 2011 to 8th August 2014) – project – map

DW902: Zabrze/Gliwice-Sosnica – Zabrze-Guido 2.7km (May 2012 to 8th August 2014) – project – map

S5: Rydzyna – Korzensko 29.3km (August 2010 to 15th September 2014) – project – map

S17: Jastkow – Lublin-Slawinek (S19) 9.1km (June 2011 to 25th September 2014) – project – map

DK19: Lublin-Slawinek (S17/S19) – Lublin-Slawin 5.8km (August 2012 to 25th September 2014) – project – map

S17: Lublin-Rudnik (S19) – Lublin-Felin 13.0km (December 2011 to 15th October 2014) – project – map

S8: Wielun– Zloczew 19.0km (January 2012 to 29th October 2014) – project – map

S8: Zloczew – Sieradz-South 19.6km (January 2012 to 29th October 2014) – project – map

A4: Tarnow-North – Debica-East 34.8km (July 2010 to 30th October 2014) – project – map

S17: Lublin-Slawinek (S19) – Lublin-Rudnik (S19) 9.6km (December 2011 to 31st October 2014) – project – map

DW902: Gliwice-Kujawska – Zabrze/Gliwice-Sosnica 3.2km (July 2012 to 5th November 2014) – project – map

S69: Bielsko-Biala-Mikuszowice – Buczkowice 6.0km (August 2010 to 6th November 2014) – project – map

S61: Suwalki-South – Raczki 13.0km (December 2012 to 6th November 2014) – project – map

S8: Sieradz-South – Lask 33.6km (January 2012 to 29th November 2014) – project – map

S11: Poznan-Rokietnica – Poznan-Tarnowo Podgorne 5.3km (April 2013 to 19th December 2014) – project – map

S8: Warsaw-Janki (DK7) – Opacz (S2) 6.3km (March 2014 to Late June 2015) – project – map

S69: Buczkowice – Zywiec-Sola 9.6km (August 2010 to July 2015) – project – map

DK89: Gdansk-Letnica – Gdansk-Przerobka 2.4km (October 2011 to October 2015) – project – map

S8: rededication Warsaw-Powazkowska – Warsaw-Modlinska 4.6km (October 2015) – project – map

S61: Szczuczyn bypass 8.0km (August 2012 to December 2015) [1st c/w] – project – map

S8: Paszkow – Warsaw-Janki (DK7) 3.8km (March 2014 to December 2015) – project – map

DK7: Warsaw-Janki (S8) – Sekocin Las 3.1km (September 2014 to December 2015) – project – map

DW902: Gliwice-Jezioranskiego – Gliwice-Kujawska 5.6km (December 2012 to Early 2016) – project – map

A4: Rzeszow-East – Jaroslaw-West 41.2km (September 2010 to May 2016) – project – map

A1: Lodz-North (A2) – Tuszyn 38.6km (March 2013 to August 2016) – project – map

S8: Rzgow – Lodz-South (A1) 4.7km (October 2011 to August 2016) [opening with A1] – project – map

S19: Lublin-Slawinek (S17) – Lublin-Weglin 10.8km (November 2014 to November 2016) – project – map

S8: Zambrow-East – Mezenin 15.4km (August 2014 to December 2016) – project – map

S7: Radom-South – Skarzysko-Kamienna-North 22.0km (July 2014 to April 2017) – project – map

S3: Gorzow Wielkopolski-North – Gorzow Wielkopolski-South 11.7km (October 2014 to April 2017) [2nd c/w] – project – map

S7: Milomlyn-North – Milomlyn-South 2.6km (November 2014 to April 2017) [2nd c/w] – project – map

S7: Milomlyn-South – Ostroda-North 6.9km (November 2014 to April 2017) – project – map

S7: Nidzica-North – Napierki 22.7km (March 2015 to May 2017) – ? – map

S7: Jedrzejow-East – Moczydlo 19.9km (October 2014 to May 2017) – project – map

S51: Olsztyn-South – Olsztynek-East 13.3km (March 2015 to May 2017) – project – map

S3: Miedzyrzecz-North – Miedzyrzecz-South 6.4km (November 2014 to June 2017) [2nd c/w] – project – map

S7: Ostroda-South (DK16) – Olsztynek-West (S51) 20.1km (April 2015 to June 2017) – project – map

S7: Krakow-Nowa Huta – Krakow-Rybitwy 4.5km (August 2014 to July 2017) – project – map

S5: Mielno – Gniezno-South 18.3km (December 2014 to July 2017) – project – map

S8: Marki – Drewnica (S17) 2.6km (February 2015 to July 2017) – ? – map

S8: Prosienica – Zambrow-West 14.9km (March 2015 to July 2017) – ? – map

S8: Mezenin – Jezewo 14.3km (March 2015 to July 2017) – ? – map

S11: Ostrow Wielkopolski-East – Ostrow Wielkopolski-South 12.8km (January 2015 to July 2017) – project – map

S11: Mieszkow – Jarocin 7.5km (February 2015 to August 2017) – project – map

S3: Sulechow – Zielona Gora-North 13.4km (April 2015 to August 2017) [2nd c/w] – project – map

S19: Swilcza – Rzeszow-South 6.3km (May 2015 to August 2017) – project – map

S7: Ostroda North – Ostroda South (DK16) 9.7km (June 2015 to August 2017) – project – map

DK16: Ornowo – Ostroda South (S7) 8.7km (June 2015 to August 2017) – project – map

S7: Kielce-South – Jedrzejow-North 21.5km (June 2015 to October 2017) – ? – map

S5: Korzensko – Kroscina 15.0km (September 2014 to October 2017) – project – map

DK15: Latkowo – Markowice 18.9km (April 2015 to November 2017) – ? – map

S5: Kroscina – Marcinowo 13.8km (November 2014 to December 2017) – project – map

S5: Marcinowo – Wroclaw-North (A8) 19.3km (November 2014 to December 2017) – project – map

 

Portugal

A13: Coimbra – Almalagues 7km (April 2012 to 25th April 2014) – ? – map

A16: Brandoa (A36) – Pontinha 0.8km (January 2009 to 21st November 2014) – ? – map

A4: Padronelo – Vila Real 25.4km (June 2009 to March 2016) – ? – map

IP2: Evora-North (A6) – Evora-South 12km (2011 to 2016) – ? – map

A26-1: Santo Andre – Sines (A26) 10.8km (September 2010 to 2016) – ? – map

A26: Santiago do Cacem-West – Roncao 15.8km (September 2010 to 2016) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A26: Roncao – Azinheira (IC1) 23km (September 2010 to suspended) – ? – map

A26: Azinheira (IC1) – Santa Margarida do Sado 7km (September 2010 to suspended) – ? – map

A26: Santa Margarida do Sado – Figueira dos Cavaleiros 12km (September 2010 to suspended) – ? – map

A26: Figueira dos Cavaleiros – Sao Brissos 26.5km (September 2010 to suspended) – ? – map

 

Romania (map and summary; summary)

A1: Cunta – Saliste 22.1km (2011 to 14th November 2014) – project – map

A1: Nadlac – Pecica 27km (October 2011 to 19th December 2014) – ? – map

A1: Pecica – Arad-West 10.5km (October 2011 to June 2015) – project – map

A1: HU/RO border – Nadlac 1km (October 2011 to 15th July 2015) – ? – map

A1: Timisoara-East – Balint (A6) 35.6km (2011 to Late 2015) – ? – map

A3: Bucharest-Gherghitei Street – Bucharest Ring Road 6.5km (April 2012 to >= 2015) [contract canceled] – ? – map

A10: Turda (A3) – Decea 16.3km (July 2014 to March 2016) – ? – map

A10: Decea – Aiud 12.5km (July 2014 to March 2016) – ? – map

A1: Dumbrava – Margina 15km (2013 to May 2016) – project – map

A1: Dobra – Ilia 10km (2013 to May 2016) – ? – map

A1: Ilia – Soimus 22.1km (2013 to May 2016) – ? – map

A3: Nadaselu – Gilau 8.7km (July 2014 to 2016) – ? – map

A10: Aiud – Alba Iulia-North 24.2km (Spring 2015 to October 2016) – ? – map

A10: Alba Iulia-North – Sebes (A1) 17km (Spring 2015 to October 2016) – ? – map

A1: Margina – Dobra 25km (2013 to >= 2016) – ? – map

A3: Bors – Suplacu de Barcau 60.1km (2004 to suspended) – project – map

 

Russia

A180: Ust Luga Seaport – Kotelskiy-South 24km (? to 4th October 2014) – ? – map

M5: Bronnitsy-West (A107) – Starnikovo 12.1km (March 2013 to 15th October 2014) – ? – map

M7: Kushnarenkovo-West – Kushnarenkovo-South 11km (? to 16th October 2014) – ? – map

A229: Zaozerye – Kurgan 17km (? to 8th November 2014) – ? – map

M11: Bologoye – Torzhok-North 66km (Early 2012 to 28th November 2014) – project – map

M11: Solnechnogorsk – Bibliotetschny prospekt (MKAD) 43.1km (September 2011 to 23rd December 2014) – project – map

P242: Lobanovo – Koyanovo 6.8km (Late 2012 to 2015) – project – map

M5: Travniki – west of Timiryazevskiy 11km (Summer 2012 to 2015) – ? – map

M4: Voronezh – Rogachevka 29km (April 2014 to 2016) – ? – map

M7: Vyazovka – Sheloksha 14.7km (2008/09 to 2016) – ? – map

ZSD: Saint Petersburg-Staraya Derevnya – Saint Petersburg-Petrolesport 11.7km (March 2013 to 2016) – project – map

A121: Sosnovo – Keppo 22.8km (? to 2016) – ? – map

M10: Ogonki – Beloostrov 18km (December 2014 to May 2018) – ? – map

M11: Veliky Novgorod – Bologoye 217km (Early 2014 to 2018) – project – map

CKAD: Chirikovo (A130) – Belye Stolby (M4) 49.5km (August 2014 to 2018) – project – map

P23: Zaytsevo – Bolshiye Kolpany 23km (Spring 2014 to 2018) – ? – map

A180: Kotelskiy-South – Alekseevka 16km (? to ?) – ? – map

The list is incomplete. Please help to complete

 

Serbia

A1: Batajnica i/c 2.6km (< 2006 to 29th November 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A1: Prevalac – Donji Neradovac 16.2km (April 2012 to September 2015) – project – map

A4: Prosek – Crvena Reka 22.5km (March 2012 to September 2015) – project – map

A4: Ciflik – Stanicenje 12.1km (June 2013 to September 2015) – project – map

A4: Stanicenje – Pirot-East 16.7km (June 2013 to September 2015) – project – map

A1: Grabovnica – Grdelica 5.6km (June 2012 to November 2015) – project – map

A1: Vladicin han – Prevalac 10.1km (April 2012 to November 2015) – project – map

A1: Dobanovci – west of Ostruznica bridge ~10km (May 2014 to Fall 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A4: Pirot-East – Dimitrovgrad-West 14.3km (2010 to December 2015) – project – map

A4: Dimitrovgrad-West – Gradinje 8.6km (2010 to December 2015) – project – map

A4: Crvena Reka – Ciflik 12.7km (October 2011 to Late 2015) – project – map

A2: Ljig – Boljkovci 10.7km (2012 to Late 2015) [1st c/w] – project – map

A2: Boljkovci – Takovo 12.6km (2012 to Late 2015) [1st c/w] – project – map

A2: Takovo – Preljina 17.1km (2012 to Late 2015) [1st c/w] – project – map

A2: Ljig – Boljkovci 10.7km (2012 to August 2016) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A2: Boljkovci – Takovo 12.6km (2012 to August 2016) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A2: Takovo – Preljina 17.1km (2012 to August 2016) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A1: Grdelica – Caricina dolina 11.8km (September 2013 to September 2016) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A1: Caricina dolina – Vladicin han 14.3km (September 2013 to April 2017) – project – map

A2: Obrenovac – Ub 26.2km (August 2014 to 2017) – project – map

A2: Ub – Lajkovac 12.5km (Mid 2010 to 2017) [completed November 2014; to be opened with neighboring section] – project – map

A2: Lajkovac – Ljig 24.0km (August 2014 to 2017) – project – map

M24: Badnjevac – Gradac 3.0km (Late 2011 to ?) – ? – map

M24: Gradac – Batocina 3.7km (July 2012 to ?) – ? – map

M24: Botunje – Badnjevac 3.5km (May 2013 to ?) – ? – map

 

Slovakia (map)

R2: Lovcica – north of Lovca 4.2km (November 2012 to 15th December 2014) [1st c/w] – project – map

R2: north of Lovca – Lovca (R1) 1.6km (November 2012 to 15th December 2014) – project – map

D1: Dubna Skala – Turany 16.5km (December 2011 to 1st July 2015) – project – map

R3: Martin (D1) – Martin 1.7km (December 2011 to 1st July 2015) – project – map

D1: Janovce – Levoca 9.0km (June 2011 to September 2015) – project – map

D1: Fricovce – Svinia 11.2km (December 2011 to October 2015) – project – map

D1: Levoca – Jablonov 9.5km (June 2012 to November 2015) – project – map

R2: Pstrusa – Krivan 10.4km (November 2013 to December 2015) – project – map

R2: Ruskovce – Pravotice 9.6km (January 2014 to May 2016) [1st c/w] – project – map

R2: Zvolen-East – Pstrusa 7.8km (September 2014 to July 2016) – project – map

D3: Svrcinovec – Skalite-West 12.3km (October 2013 to October 2016) [1st c/w] – project – map

D3: Skalite-West – Skalite-East 3.0km (November 1997 to October 2016) [1st c/w] – project – map

D1: Hubova – Ivachnova 15.3km (February 2014 to May 2017) – project – map

D3: Zilina-Strazov – Zilina-Brodno 4.3km (June 2014 to June 2017) – project – map

D1: Hricovske Podhradie – Lietavska Lucka 11.3km (February 2014 to January 2018) – project – map

D1: Lietavska Lucka – Dubna Skala 13.5km (June 2014 to December 2019) – project – map

 

Slovenia

H6: Izola – Semedela 5.2km (September 2010 to 5th June 2015) – project – map

 

Spain (map)

A8: Carreira – Mondonedo 16.8km (? to 3rd February 2014) – ? – map

A7: El Puntalon (GR16) – Carchuna 6.1km (? to 29th March 2014) – ? – map

GR16: Port of Motril – El Puntalon (A7) 2km (? to 29th March 2014) – ? – map

A38: Cales i Talaies – Benidorm 6.2km (? to 10th April 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

C13: Termens-South – Vilanova de la Barca-South ~ 5km (? to 16th April 2014) – ? – map

A23: Congosto de Isuela – Nueno 3km (2012 to 18th June 2014) [1st c/w] – ? – map

A7: Taramay – Guadalfeo 10.1km (? to 26th June 2014) – ? – map

A12: Hervias – Hormilla 11.4km (? to 9th July 2014) – project – map

AS17: Tiriana Buenavista – Rianu (AS117) 8.0km (March 2009 to 11th July 2014) – ? – map

A23: Sabinanigo-East – Sabinanigo-South 3km (< 2009 to 14th July 2014) – ? – map

VA30: Cabezon de Pisuerga (A62) – La Cisterniga (VA11) 13.1km (? to 22nd July 2014) – ? – map

A23: Congosto de Isuela – Nueno 3km (2012 to 30th July 2014) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A8: Pendueles – La Franca 7.8km (? to 7th August 2014) – ? – map

A8: San Vitores – Solares 2.5km (? to 7th August 2014) – ? – map

A23: Alto de Monrepos – Arguis 3.2km (2012 to 10th October 2014) – ? – map

M509: Villanueva del Pardillo – Majadahonda (M50) 5.1km (? to 15th December 2014) – ? – map

LO20: El Junquillo – Recajo 4km (? to 18th December 2014) [1st c/w] – ? – map

A2: Sils – Caldes de Malavella 6.7km (2009 to 22nd December 2014) – ? – map

A7: Castillo de Banos – Albunol 14.8km (? to 23rd December 2014) – ? – map

A8: La Franca – Unquera 4.5km (? to 30th December 2014) – ? – map

AG51: Salvatera de Mino (AG55) – PLISAN 4.5km (2011 to 7th/8th February 2015) [southern part (2.5km) closed until PLISAN opening] – ? – map

LO20: El Junquillo – Recajo 4km (? to 17th February 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

AC14: As Lonzas – A Zapateira 4.2km (2011 to 14th March 2015) – project – map

EX-A1: Coria-West – Coria-East 5km (2009 to 20th March 2015) – project – map

EL20: Elche-Nou Altabix – Elche-El Travalo 1.5km (2007 to 22nd March 2015) – project – map

GI632: Antzuola – Zumarraga 2.6km (2010 to 25th March 2015) – ? – map

A7: La Gorgoracha (A44) – El Puntalon 6.5km (? to 30th March 2015) – ? – map

A12: El Espino (LO20) – Los Corrales 2.6km (? to 30th March 2015) – project – map

A15: Radona – Huertas de Sincona ~10km (? to 30th March 2015) – ? – map

A44: Calicasas – Albolote (A92) 4.8km (2006 to 30th March 2015) – project – map

A44: Albolote (A92) – Atarfe (N432) 3km (2007 to 30th March 2015) – project – map

A54: Guntin-North – Nadela (A6) 23.3km (? to 30th March 2015) – ? – map

A11: Castrillo de la Vega – Fresnillo de las Duenas 13.7km (? to 31st March 2015) – ? – map

A66: Castrogonzalo (A6) – Zamora-North 49.0km (August 2013 to 12th May 2015) – ? – map

Ma30: Cas Capita – Son Ferriol 3.5km (July 2013 to 20th May 2015) – ? – map

A334: Albox – Arboleas 8.7km (2007 to Late June 2015) – project – map

A7: Carchuna – Castell de Ferro 10.1km (? to September 2015) – ? – map

BU30: Villatoro (A73) – Villimar ~2km (? to September 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

BU30: Quintanaduenas – Villatoro (A73) ~3km (? to September 2015) – ? – map

LU12: Lugo – Vilamoure 6.5km (? to September 2015) – ? – map

A8: Torrelavega – San Vitores 25.5km (? to Fall 2015) – ? – map

A15: Huertas de Sincona – Medinaceli (A2) ~2km (? to Fall 2015) – ? – map

A2-AP7: Castellbisbal (A2) – Castellbisbal (AP7) 1km (2007 to 2015) – project – map

A16?: Cornellà (A2) – Sant Boi de Llobregat (C32) 2km (2009 to 2015) – project – map

A21: Sigües – A-1601 2.5km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A27: Valls-North – Valls-South 5.7km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A27: Valls-South – Morell 8.7km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A32: Linares-West – Ibros 11.3km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A32: west of Ubeda – east of Ubeda 8km (? to 2015) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A32: east of Ubeda – east of Torreperogil 8km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A54: Palas-West – Guntin-North 14.9km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A316: west of Mancha Real – north of Mancha Real 8.5km (? to 2015) – project – map

A316: Torrequebradilla – Puente del Obispo-South 6.7km (? to 2015) – project – map

A316: Puente del Obispo-South – Puente del Obispo-North 5.8km (? to 2015) – project – map

A316: Puente del Obispo-North – Baeza-West 4.5km (? to 2015) – project – map

A316: Baeza-West – Ubeda-West 8km (? to 2015) – project – map

AC15: A Coruna Outer Port – Pastoriza (AG55) ~ 5km (< 2011 to 2015) – ? – map

CA35: Cadiz – Barrio Río San Pedro (CA36) 4.8km (? to 2015) – ? – map

A8009: San Jose de la Rinconada-North – San Jose de la Rinconada-South 3km (? to Late 2015) – project – map

FV2: Matas Blancas – El Salmo 14.3km (? to Late 2015) – ? – map

A33: La Font de la Figuera (A35) – Caudete (A31) 12.5km (? to >= 2015) – ? – map

A14: Alguaire – Lleida (A2) ~8km (? to October 2016) – ? – map

AG55: Baio – Carballo-South 27km (2011 to October 2016) – ? – map

A2: Macanet de la Selva (C35) – Sils 2.7km (December 2014 to 2016) – ? – map

A23: Caldearenas – Alto de Monrepos ~ 5km (< 2009 to 2016) – ? – map

AG55: Berdoias – Baio 17km (2011 to 2016) – ? – map

BU30: Villalbilla de Burgos (A231) – Quintanaduenas ~8km (? to 2016) – ? – map

N636: Gerediaga – Elorrio 6.4km (2012 to 2016) – ? – map

A33: Jumilla – Yecla 23.4km (December 2014 to >= 2016) – ? – map

B24: Vallirana-West – Vallirana-East 2.1km (2005 to >= 2016) – project – map

A11: Fresnillo de las Duenas – El Burgo de Osma-West 44km (2009/10 to 2017) – ? – map

A11: El Burgo de Osma-East – La Mallona 33km (2009/10 to 2017) – ? – map

A54: Lavacolla – Arzua-West 18.5km (? to 2017) – ? – map

GI632: Bergara – Antzuola 4.6km (2010 to 2017) [contract canceled] – ? – map

SE40: Espartinas (A49) – Almensilla ?km (? to 2017) – ? – map

SE40: Almensilla – Coria del Rio ?km (? to 2017) – ? – map

SE40: El Copero – Carretera de la Isla (A4) ~2km (? to Late 2017) – ? – map

SE40: Carretera de la Isla (A4) – Torrequinto (A376) 4.1km (? to Late 2017) – ? – map

A21: Puente la Reina de Jaca – Santa Cilia 7.2km (? to > 2017) – ? – map

A60: Puente Villarente – Santas Martas-South 20km (? to > 2017) – ? – map

A44: Atarfe (N432) – Santa Fe (A92G) 3km (2007 to <= 2018) – project – map

B21: L´Hospitalet (B10/C31) – Harbor Barcelona 3.5km (December 2014 to March 2018) – ? – map

RM1: Beniajan – Zenata 7km (March 2015 to 2020) – ? – map

A38: Cullera – Favara (AP-7) 10km (? to ?) – ? – map

AG42: Tui-South (AP9) – Tomino 4km (2011 to ?) – ? – map

B40: Olesa de Montserrat – Viladecavalls (C16) 6km (2007 to ?) – project – map

A21: Santa Cilia – Jaca-West 9.0km (? to suspended) – ? – map

A23: Lanave – Caldearenas 14.4km (< 2009 to suspended) – ? – map

A23: Arguis – Congosto de Isuela 3km (? to suspended) [2nd c/w] – ? – map

A27: Montblanc-East – Valls-North 7.3km (2008 to suspended) – project – map

A32: Torreperogil – Villacarrillo 15km (? to suspended) – ? – map

A32: Villacarrillo – Villanueva del Arzobispo 19km (? to suspended) – ? – map

A44: Santa Fe (A92G) – Las Gabias (A338) 8.7km (2009 to suspended) – project – map

A56: A Barrela-North (Estivada) – As Lamas (OU901) 8.8km (2008 to suspended) – project – map

A63: Salas-East – Cornellana 7.3km (? to suspended) – ? – map

A63: Cornellana – Doriga 2.4km (? to suspended) – ? – map

A1051: El Parador de las Hortichuelas-South – Cortijos de Marin 8km (2011 to suspended) – ? – map

GR43: Pinos Puente – Atarfe (A44) 9.7km (? to suspended) – project – map

SE40: Coria del Rio – El Copero ?km (? to suspended) – ? – map

The list is incomplete. Please help to complete!

 

Sri Lanka

E02: Kaduwela – Kottawa (E01) 11.0km (2009 to 8th March 2014) – project – map

E01: Galle – Matara 35km (2012 to 15th March 2014) – project – map

E02: Kadawatha (E04) – Kaduwela 8.9km (February 2012 to Mid July 2015) – project – map

 

Sweden (summary)

E22: Rolsberga – Fogdarp 4.7km (June 2012 to 26th May 2014) – project – map

E18: Hällamotet – Abylund 10km (2012 to 22nd September 2014) [2nd c/w] – project – map

E22: Pukavik – Mörrum-West 4km (December 2011 to 16th October 2014) – project – map

E4: Skönsmons – Myre 16km (2010 to 16th November 2014) – project – map

E22: Listerlandet – Pukavik 11km (December 2011 to 25th November 2014) – project – map

E20: Northern link Stockholm 4km (2007 to 30th November 2014) – project – map

E4: Sundsvall-Gärdedalen – Skönsmons 3km (2010 to 18th December 2014) – project – map

E6: Tanumshede – Palen 7km (2013 to 6th July 2015) – project – map

40: Dallebo – Hester 17km (2012 to November 2015) – project – map

?: Gothenburg-Ringön (E6) – Gothenburg-Slakthuset (E45) 1km (2013 to Fall 2017) – project – map

E4: Sollentuna – Kungens Kurva 21km (January 2015 to 2025) – project – map

 

Switzerland

A5: Neuchatel Serrieres North – Neuchatel Serrieres South 1.7km (April 2008 to 10th March 2014) – project – map

A16: Bure – Porrentruy-East 8.8km (2007 to 21st August 2014) [1st c/w] – project – map

A16: Delemont-East – Choindez ?km (? to Late 2016) [1st c/w] – project – map

A16: Court – Loveresse ?km (? to Late 2016) [1st c/w] – project – map

A5: Biel-Port – Biel-East 4.9km (December 2007 to 2017) – project – map

A9: Leuk/Susten-East – Steg/Gampel-West ~10km (2004 to 2017) – project – map

A9: Visp-South – Visp-East ~5km (? to 2018) – project – map

A9: Visp-West – Visp-South ~4km (? to Late 2019) [2nd c/w] – project – map

A9: Steg/Gampel-West – Steg/Gampel-East ~1.5km (? to >= 2020) – project – map

 

Ukraine

M29: Marianivka – Pidhorodne (M04) 12km (? to suspended) – ? – map

 

United Kingdom

A11: west of Elvedon – Thetford ~5km (January 2013 to 28th April 2014) – project – map

A11: Mildenhall – west of Elvedon ~10km (January 2013 to 12th December 2014) – project – map

NI-A8: south of Ballynure (A57) – north of Ballynure 3.4km (August 2012 to 9th February 2015) – project – map

NI-A8: Coleman’s Corner – south of Ballynure (A57) 3.7km (August 2012 to 29th May 2015) – project – map

NI-A8: north of Ballynure – Millbrook (A36) 7.3km (August 2012 to 29th May 2015) – project – map

A465: Tredegar – Brynmawr 7.8km (January 2012 to August 2015) – project – map

A453: Kegworth (M1) – Clifton 8.8km (January 2013 to Summer 2015) – project – map

M90: Queensferry Crossing 4km (September 2011 to 2016) – project – map

A556: Bowdon (M56) – Over Tabley (M6) 7.5km (November 2014 to Late 2016) – project – map

A90: Tipperty – Blackdog 12.0km (Late 2014 to Spring 2017) – project – map

A21: Tonbridge – Pembury 2.7km (January 2015 to Spring 2017) – project – map

A1(M): Barton – Leeming 19.3km (February 2014 to Mid 2017) – project – map

M8: Baillieston – Newhouse 9.7km (2014 to 2017) – project – map

A465: Brynmawr – Gilwern 8.1km (December 2014 to 2017) – project – map

A533: Widnes (A562) – Astmoor (A558) 4.8km (May 2014 to Fall 2017) – project – map

A90: Blackdog – Kingswells-North 16.1km (Late 2014 to Late 2017) – project – map

A90: Kingswells-North – Cleanhill 12.2km (Late 2014 to Late 2017) – project – map

A90: Cleanhill – Stonehaven 11.5km (Late 2014 to Late 2017) – project – map

A956: Cleanhill – Cove Bay 6.5km (Late 2014 to Late 2017) – project – map

 

 

Department of Housing Not Coming to Fremantle Confirmed by Minister

One WA public housing property destroyed or damaged by fire each week, estimates hearing told ABC

“One public housing property is damaged or destroyed by fire in Western Australia on average each week, Government officials have revealed.

The statistic was provided by the Department of Housing to a Legislative Council budget estimates hearing, with Housing Minister Colin Holt describing the figure as “incredible”.

During the hearing, Mr Holt also backed away from the Government’s previous commitment to relocate the Department of Housing to Fremantle.”

So where to for Fremantle’s Kings Square project? Was the government backing away from a commitment or is it just an expression of interest that did not happen? Has the COF put all its eggs in one basket, which perhaps wasn’t there in the 1st place, as has been suggested on Roel’s blogs, by commenters?

Will the city use its option to get out of the deal or has the COF agreed to the one year extension, I haven’t seen it come to council, so it will be interesting to find out what happen, by whom and when?

Fremantle Town Hall On Deaths Door

Tonight we see where council will pull the money from for the Town Hall restoration work.

Last week at SGS we heard that the town has 12 months of life left as if it has to face another winter rain the damage.

Even from google street cam it doesn’t look real flash does it, decades of neglect.

The exterior of the historic Fremantle Town Hall building is in need of urgent conservation work to arrest the rapid rate of deterioration occurring due to water penetration. It has now been almost thirty years since the last major capital expenditure on the building and key elements such as the roof cladding and rainwater goods need to be replaced before winter 2016. Problems caused by inappropriate surface treatments and repairs to masonry elements carried out in the1950s – 60s when there was little understanding of how to conserve traditional building fabric, also need to be addressed to prevent ongoing deterioration of masonry, embedded steel and timbers and decorative stucco work”

Lets hope we don’t get any heavy summer rains in 2016 before the needed work starts?

It’s a little hard to see how this has been allowed to get so bad, for years the COF has been finding restoration work that was done badly from decades ago, so it can hardly been surprising that the town has a similar issue.

Then there is the stories about the town hall rood access being dangerous as I understand they could not use the flag poles due to access restrictions for safety.

The fact that our town hall is in such a poor state of repair is disgraceful. The council has no problems finding for funds for concreting our grass areas, parks, funding political rallies/advertising, etc, spending millions of dollars on issues like that. How many 10 of thousands of dollars has Brad Pettitt the Mayor spent on his Junket trips to Japan, Europe over the last couple of years to name a few? No problems funding those.

Here’s a few items out of the 2015/16 budget they can find money for;

  1. One Planet crowd match $100,000 which appears to be a crowd funding group in Holland great value to the Fremantle rate payer
  2. One planet sustainability $100,000 festival
  3. EV Highway gateway $20,000, one day they are against people using cars and pushing for public transport, how they are investing in something hardly anyone uses. How many people in Fremantle have a 100% EV, as hybrids don’t need recharging stations, just a regular petrol station? I’m sure the carbon emissions to build the network will far out way the carbon savings of the handful of people who may use it.
  4. CUSP report another $20,000, which reads more like a political/ideology document than a factual representation of the issues not in the budget that I can find but spend it they shall.

That’s just a quick glance and that’s getting towards $250,000 on feel good stuff with no measurable outcomes, or KPI’s

Looking through the budget they seem to have stashed away cash from the investment reserve everywhere, I thought the investment reserve was to be used to invest in property to generate revenue to ensure the city can provide amenities, services and lower the burden to the rate payers?

So while we have funds for basketball courts on the beach, we are $700,000 short of funds to save the town hall. thats if it all goes to plan with no cost over runs, which is highly unlikely?

The question is responsibility and priority, 1st you spend funds on things that need to be done, then the excess if any we use to build or improve ratepayer’s amenity.

It’s hard to do when we give out the parks for free to profit making organizations and then also pick up the bills for the damage they do paces like the esplanade?

How have things gotten so bad in maintenance issues which ultimately will led the final costs of repairs being higher than they should be. Last I heard the city was $50,000,000.00 behind in maintenance issues, I wonder where it stands now?

 

Fremantle’s Green Plan Dying with its Trees

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Not so long ago the COF had a Green plan review workshop, where the community got to come along and have some feedback on what was important to them for Fremantle in regards to the city Revised Green Plan.

All in all lots of good comments and feedback, more parks where there’s none, more tree canopy, less hard surfaces, no more concrete in our parks. etc etc.

I also brought up the issues of tree plantings in the suburbs and the damage that was being done in the way they are watered, which of course developing trees need.

I took this photo to the meeting to show what I meant, as the water is washing away the top soil leaving the roots exposed and blasting away the ring of mulch that’s there to contain the water and protect the new delicate roots and topsoil.

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From this we can see,

  1. The topsoil is washed away exposing the roots
  2. The mulch ring is also washed away and the water is running the verge not watering the tree that needs it.
  3. The upper plant is dying and the roots further down have sent up new shoots which also die off quickly.
  4. Strangely enough the council is watering the lawn better here than the esplanade.

This has killed 3 of the new trees on my block over the last couple of months, 2 have been replaced this week, strangely leaving the 3rd dead one.

So some of these trees have been replaced 4 times now and we still don’t have much more growth than we started with 5 years ago.

Not to mention the cost of the tree, the man power to plant them, the cost of watering only to kill them and then to repeat the cycle.

Planting 7 and killing off 3 is not a great ratio of success.

Considering the loss of over 100 mature trees at Kim Beazley site due to council’s approval and the plans to resurrect the canopy, if this going to be their MO and success rate it doesn’t stand much of a chance of getting a green canopy back in the 30 or 40 years.

Here is what the cnr of Yalgoo and Hope use to look like.

A quote from Greg Moore “Mature trees are significant assets to our environment and society, regardless of where they occur or whether they are native or exotic. A great deal of effort has gone into managing, conserving and preserving these trees. Considerable human effort and time has been expended on the trees, as well as a great deal of real energy in the form of fossils fuels that has underpinned their maintenance. There has also been significant water resource allocated to their growth and development. They are community assets in every sense of the word — society has invested resources in their establishment and management, and they have matured as assets and are now returning great and diverse benefits (Moore 1997) to society in return” So it like at the Kim Beazley site they have lost 100 hundred years of canopy growth.

Fremantle already has the 2nd worse hard cover record in Australia (202020) and it’s getting worse, with plans to concrete parts of South beach miles more concrete coming for the esplanade with hard surface courts and paths everywhere, the heat sink of Fremantle just steadily increases.

One would think that a supposedly green council would want to lessen the global warning rate not exacerbate it? By destroying tree canopies, not including open public space in green fill (Burt st) and concreting over park lands.

All in all you wonder what’s green about it the plan at all, maybe they can include some green tint in the next batch of concrete.

Fremantle Councils Missed Opportunity with Plastic Bags

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If Fremantle business don’t want plastic bags why do they have them?

If customers didn’t want plastic bags they would not use them.

So if what the council says is true that business and customers don’t want them then the bags would not be in shops and customers would chose not to take them. If the community feeling was so strong this issue would have sorted its self out by now

We don’t need another level of government making laws. It was not even a unanimous vote by council. even the councillors don’t all agree on it.

Banning plastic bags in Fremantle would achieve nothing, Fremantle’s retail is dying as it is, how many people in Fremantle shop outside Freo where the ban would stop. So just bringing back their plastic bags from other suburbs.

It’s ridiculous to think the plastic bag is legal on the east side of East St and illegal on the west side of it.

The efforts should be placed making the bags ban for the whole state or country.

While the council is preaching why do they use single use plastic bags in their own street bins with no garbage separation?

Why does the council not have separated garbage for commercial operations in town instead everything goes into one bin for land fill I guess.

Perhaps they should get their own house in order first before dictating to the world how it should be?

America already has a screwed up system with county’s making their own laws and enforcing them, lets no go down that path and leave law making to the State Government. Its starting to look more and more political the actions of Fremantle council and less and less like a local government to take care of services and amenities to the resident and rate payers of Fremantle.

Over the last couple of days there has been a bit chat about the state government not pushing through the COF plastic bag ban.

Peter Katsambanis MLC has said  the businesses he has spoken to are not in favour, hes probably better off to not to name them so they don’t have to suffer any backlash from some of the extremists. 

Bid to block plastic ban irks councils I’m always amazed to hear councillors say how they speak for the majority especially when so few people actually vote in local elections. If the MLC is so out of touch with community wants/concerns etc, again I ask why so many people use plastic bags and so many businesses have them, if community will was as strong as they make out, this issue would be self regulating with customers refusing plastic bags or not returning to shops that use them, businesses not wanting to lose customers would naturally change their operation to keep customers happy, but that’s not what happening, so who’s out of touch with what the real majority want?

Personally I’m all for changing the plastic bags to a better product, but I’m against the COF starting its own little state by making up its own laws, especially when the law they put in place will have little to no practical outcome. Fremantle banning bags will no practical measurable outcome for the environment, its just another cheap political stunt, some banner waving to distract from real issues the cities has.

Getting to the point of the post, the Missed Opportunity.

The council and mayor Brad Pettitt instead of pushing for a law to fine/punish business for not using the biodegradable bags, could have taken this idea and turn it more to a marketing opportunity. Give Fremantle another Brand, It would even open them up to run a competition for logos, branding, marketing etc.

Taking something like the BID, and using a Fremantle branded Biodegradable bag to sell to businesses in town, with a simple QR barcode on the bag that could link back to a website promoting all the business that have Opted to join Fremantle’s councils save the ocean or cut plastic bag usage or whatever program. It could be used as a tool to promote Fremantle businesses that are ecco friendly or ethical.

Giving consumers and informed choice of where they could chose to shop and businesses a choice of whether they take part or not. More carrot less whip.

Then there are the added benefits to business that bulk purchasing would lower the cost to the business, as collective buying would enable you to bargain a better price for bags, giving business a lower cost than them going out and sourcing them for themselves. Possible seasonal marketing programs, shops using the brand to promote their own business etc. The city using it to promote events etc.

Instead of education and encouragement the council has chosen the whip over the carrot to drive their ideology with Fremantle businesses and wasted time and resources with a pissing contest with the state government. Which smells more of more of cheap nasty party politics than good environmental outcomes. Fremantle’s councils true weakness.

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