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Old 04-04-2018, 01:16 PM   #6
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Yea isn't quite the Dolomites...even if it's got a hill or 2.
Think Kinglake Rd., 2/3 the width, 6x the length, average 12pc climb, no roadmarkings whatsoever, no "bail-outs/ layovers"


Passo Gardena



Passo Sella



Same area...Stelvio traffic jam "on any dry day!"






Same area, Passo Manghen

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Old 04-04-2018, 06:51 PM   #7
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So my interpretation of the english version of what was posted is not that they want to stop the traffic from driving on those roads completely, they just want to try to get the same number of people in and out of those roads in as few separate vehicles as possible. Not really much different from places like Yosemite NP (the $6/pp return bus ticket for the 140km round trip to Yosemite from Mariposa is much cheaper than the $30/car or $25/motorcycle park entrance fee).
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:28 PM   #8
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So my interpretation of the english version of what was posted is not that they want to stop the traffic from driving on those roads completely, they just want to try to get the same number of people in and out of those roads in as few separate vehicles as possible. Not really much different from places like Yosemite NP (the $6/pp return bus ticket for the 140km round trip to Yosemite from Mariposa is much cheaper than the $30/car or $25/motorcycle park entrance fee).
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Correct. What it means in real life though, is that something marked as a public road and thus far freely accessible is now replaced with either a time-limited version or an access-replacement version prevent individuals driving/ riding the roads just for fun.
Not to forget, that those roads are actually part of a grown road network allowing access to/ from towns/ facilities/ attractions as well as interlinking with further routes north/ south etc.
In that sense, it's quite different to a dead-end road/ target or a return-to-base loop, ticking off attractions along the way.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:38 PM   #9
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https://goo.gl/xqiLxu

Further to the traffic control issue at the Passo Sella through the European peak holiday season, the 2018 restrictions have been decided upon as follows, with a final version expected from 2019.

Link above in German, here the essence:

Restrictions are valid from 23.July to 31. August, Mondays to Fridays 9am to 4pm
Passage is via a free-of-charge permit which has to be applied for via the Openmove website or the Openmove mobile app as well as
info-points onsite, Hotel Miramonti at Plan de Gralba und at Ruacia in St. Cristina , as well as Lupo Binaco and Mazzin at the Trentino end.
Permits are limited to about 200 vehicles/ per hour during morning hours, 100-150 vehicles / hour through the afternoon.
The permit is valid for the duration of one hour.

Exempt are public transport vehicles, all E-vehicles, pushbikes, walkers, horse-riders, booked guests of the Sellajoch hostelries and emergency vehicles.
Further pass-roads under consideration are Pordoi, Gardena and Campolongo (the entire Sella-loop).

The local hospitality industry has commenced a legal fight against the conservationists regarding the experienced (2017) and expected (2018 onwards) losses of business due to the traffic restrictions.
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